Post-award Spread: 1998 Philippine Web Awards

The 1st Philippine Web Awards (marketed as The Philippine Webby Awards) was held on December 9, 1998 at Hard Rock Cafe in Makati, Philippines. Due to some licensing restrictions on the ‘Webby Awards’ name (from the original Webby Awards in the USA that started in 1996), the post-event write-ups and succeeding annual awards then used the name ‘Philippine Web Awards’ instead of ‘Philippine Webby Awards’.

‘Best Websites’ Awards winners

Category Site Name URL
Arts & Design Montifar
Business & Corporate World Executive Digest
Children & Education Agham Science Magazine
Computers Worldtel Phils.
Culture RealPinoy.Com
Environment Haribon Foundation
Family & Personal The Book of Reige
Film & Celebrities Rizal Sa Dapitan
Games Multiplayer Gamerz Phils.
Government & Politics Nat’l. Statistics Coordination Board
Health Filipino Task Force on Aids
Home & Hobbies Mach 1!
Music PhilMusic.Com
Print/Literature Phil. Daily Inquirer Interactive
Sports Philippine Basketball Association
Travel UP Mountaineers Online
TV & Radio GMA Quest h
Weird Bert Is Evil!


People’s Choice Awards winners

Category Site Name URL
Arts & Design Webcafe Philippines http://www.web-café.com
Business & Corporate PSE Online
Children & Education The UP Manila Junior Jaycees
Computers Designet Phils. Web Facility Center
Culture RealPinoy.Com
Environment BWF Online
Family & Personal The Mighty Menard Page
Film & Celebrities Donna Cruz
Games NBA Live 98 Shoot Out Modem League
Government & Politics Phil. Political Update
Health Health Alert
Home & Hobbies Mach 1!
Music OPM Music Central
Print/Literature Phil. Daily Inquirer Interactive
Sports The MAGNET Site
Travel Pangasinan Web Site
TV & Radio Radio 1: Official Site hhttp://www.web-café.com/radio1
Weird Bobong Pinoy pinoy


Original link to access list of winners:
Internet Archive Link 1
Internet Archive Link 2


The URL of the 1st Philippine Webby Awards is (Internet Archive link), which was later changed to