New PTB Bloggers

After over a week of screening candidates for three (3) new Pinoy.Tech.Blog contributors, we’re proud to announce our top choices.

Noel Oliver Punzalan ( is a practicing lawyer from Quezon City. Atty. Punzi, as most bloggers call him, has been blogging since December 2004. We’re expecting him to contribute topics on consumer electronics, electronic evidence and internet issues, the Philippine Internet Law and online privacy.

Mike Abundo ( is the VP for Emerging Technologies of the Philippine Internet Commerce Society (PICS) identifying and analyzing nascent IT trends of potential benefit to the Filipino people (lifted from his Blogger profile). He’s also a blog contributor to Janette Toral’s Infotech Philippines. As an industry insider, Mike should be able to share with us some of the bigger news and issues concerning the Philippine ICT industry.

Nic Ruffy ( is back in Manila after living in HK and the US for several years. Blogging since 2000 and claims to be the only one in Manila to have Sonos, he’s currently running a subsidiary of a HK smart card company. Nic is a gadget geek and has been sent to several big exhibits and trade shows such as CeBit. We’re excited to see what Nic will share with us from the world of gadgets and gizmos.

We had over a dozen very good bloggers wanting to get a shot at PTB but we can only accomodate a few of them at a time. However, we’ve reserved ourselves 3 more alternate contributors to PTB.

Anton Diaz is an IT Manager for 10 years in a multinational consumer goods company. An aspiring photo-blogger and blogging for a year now in “Our Awesome Planet“.

Andre Marcelo-Tanner has been doing web development since 1996, professionally since 2000, and is now busy with Evo-Dev where he helps develop online applications like EvoArticles and EvoTopSites, and EvoBlog.

Ian Dexter Marquez blogs at Coredump and is currently doing a project called the Open Academy for Philippine Agriculture Pinoy Farmers’ Internet, that uses ICT-based learning and extension work for farmers and farm technicians.

Please join me in welcoming our new contributors to PTB. Individual emails will be sent to the contributors and alternates later today.

To those who did not make it, we’ll have you on file and re-consider you on our next invite. We sure love to have you hang around and interact with our writers/readers via the comments section.


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  • Astig. Clap clap clap clap.

    And Anton, don’t forget to blog once a week over at pa rin a! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Congrats to all.

  • welcome to PTB! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Ayt when do we hold the initiation rites? Group shower pa rin ba or 50km run naman? ๐Ÿ™‚ looking forward to your posts gentlemen! Added you to my blogroll already.

  • Yey!! Congrats to Mike all of us ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Oblation run sa EDSA! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Congratulations to all the new contributors!

    Now let’s have some fun. =D

  • Thanks guys for the chance to blog with you all. Actually, Angelo’s “free beers” promo got me interested… (heheheheheh…). Now to use this long vacation to stock up on material…

  • Welcome gentlemen!
    Now it’s your turn to send an MMS photo to that notorious photo blog ….


    ka edong

  • Great lineup!

  • i didn’t know, just saw this now! initiation rites? game!

    looking forward to working with all of you guys ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Emails have been dispatched! Congrats!

  • Congrats to all !

  • congrats to the new PTB contributors ๐Ÿ™‚

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