Once again, PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) is hailed the Best Website in the Showbiz Category by the DigitalFilipino.com Web Awards.
PEP has been winning the award since 2011 that Janette Toral, founder of the DigitalFilipino.com, remarked, "No emerging competition has matched its traffic."
She marveled further, "Puwede nang mag-Hall of Famer."
Apart from the page views and unique visits, the results were based on the following criteria: search-engine competitiveness, website traffic stickiness, technical performance, and social-media engagement.
PEP’s General Manager Marilyn See and Managing Editor Karen Pagsolingan-Caliwara accepted the award in a ceremony that took place at the ampitheater of the Ateneo Graduate School of Business, Rockwell Drive, Makati City, on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
In her brief presentation, Karen took the occasion to credit the site’s success to the PEP team’s commitment to work 24/7, be the first to upload the stories and ensure the accuracy of the news.
Smiling, she added, "We don’t sleep. We pick up the phone even at two in the morning..."
Meanwhile, the website SPIN.ph, an affiliate of PEP, also won in the sports category.
Here are the other winners in various categories:
Classifieds Category - Sulit.com.ph
Retail Store Category - Lazada.com.ph
Television – GMANetwork.com
New Media Category – Rappler.com
Community Category – PinoyExchange.com
Broadcast News Category – ABS-CBNNews.com
Broadcast News (Emerging) Category – Interaksyon.com
Fashion Store Category - Zalora.com.ph
Retail Store (Emerging) Category - cdrking.com
Specialist Marketplace Category - Nuffnang.com.ph
Specialist Marketplace (Emerging) Category – Freelancer.com
Technology Category - Yugatech.com
Real Estate Category - MyProperty.ph
Logistics Category - Xend.com.ph
Sports Category - Spin.ph
Video-on-Demand Category - iwantv.com.ph
Government Category - DOST.gov.ph
Newspaper Category - Philstar.com
Newspaper Category - Inquirer.net
Entertainment Blog Category - FashionPulis.com
Personal Blog Category - FrancRamon.com
Entrepreneur Blog Category – PartyDollManila.com
Messaging Category – Chikka.com
New Media (Emerging) Category - TenMinutes.ph
Bank Category – UnionBankPH.com
Bank Category – BPIExpressOnline.com
Jobs Category - JobStreet.com.ph
Airline Category – CebuPacificAir.com
Telecommunication Category - Globe.com.ph
Society Category – Spot.ph
Guide Category – ClickTheCity.com
Restaurant Category – MunchPunch.com
Internet Service Category – PLDTHome.com
Directory Category - Topblogs.com.ph
Magazine Category - FHM.com.ph
Magazine Category - TopGear.com.ph
Daily Deals Category - MetroDeal.com
Food Blog Category - ThePeachKitchen.com