The 3rd Philippine Web Awards (2000)

The 3rd Philippine Web Awards was held on November 25, 2000 at the New World Hotel in Makati, Philippines.

The awards is created and organized by THE WEB Philippines (a bi-monthly publication of WS Computer Publishing Corporation, Philippine licensee of the International Data Group IDG).

Best Web Sites awards

Category Site Name URL
Arts Little Rocket
Banking and Finance iDS Finance
Cause Oriented Haribon Foundation
Celebrities & Personalities ABS-CBN
Commerce Voodoo Cycles
Corporate GMA Network
Games NBA Live Gokscup
Government Nat’l. Mapping and Resource Information Authority
Home & Living
News & Zines
Non-Profit Organizations UP Mountaineers
Personal My Web
Services Click the City
Sports Easy Pool Tutor h
Travel Click the City
Weird Pol’s Page


People’s Choice

Category Site Name URL
Arts Hiraya Gallery
Banking and Finance
Cause Oriented ABS-CBN Foundation
Celebrities & Personalities ABS-CBN
Commerce Glorietta5
Community Pinoy Central
Corporate Ayala Center
Education Informatics Computer Institute
Games Novelty Entertainment
Home & Living
News & Zines ABS-CBN News
Non-Profit Organizations
Services Pinoy Central
Sports The Official 2000 UAAP Website h


Special Awards

Category Site Name URL
Ericsson Mobile Internet Award Click the City Best Portal of the Year
Yehey! Most Popular Site of the Year


Internet Man of the Year – Sen. Ramon Magsaysay Jr.
FOR his untiring efforts to get the Electronic Commerce Act signed into law, Senator Ramon 8. Magsaysay Jr. has been chosen as the 3rd Philippine Web Awards’ Internet Man of the Year.


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


Special Awards

Compared to the 1999 Philippine Web Awards which had five additional special website awards, the 2000 Philippine Web awards only has three, two which were also entirely new categories — ‘Ericsson Mobile Internet Award’ which was given to popular Philippine portal, ‘UnionBank’s Best Portal of the Year’ which was awarded to The ‘Yehey! Most Popular Site of the Year’ went to (as expected), ‘‘. A non-website award ‘Internet Man of the Year‘ was given to Sen. Ramon Magsaysay Jr.


Photo credits: Grabbed from Benj Arriola’s website

Far left: Inday (Cheryl Fuerte), and far right Benj Arriola of Action Online. Photo credits: Grabbed from Inday’s website
Trophies of the 3rd Philippine Web Awards


The rise of the new

The 3rd Philippine Web Awards was even participated by more companies and individuals. New to this year’s awards are popular website portals in the Philippines during that time, such as,,, and Big award newcomers such as GMA Network, Ayala Center / Glorietta,  and Philippine Congress websites participated (and won) for the first time.  Organizations such as the UAAP and PhilWAP also participated for the first time (and won). bagged 3 awards this night.

The rise of the new websites that participated in this year’s awards reflected the rise of the Internet scene in the Philippines.


Old but still here – repeat winners from previous years

Repeat winners from the previous year’s web awards like ABS-CBN (which won four awards that night – their ABS-CBN News website, their ABS-CBN Foundation, their ABS-CBN Main site with 2 awards),, Candymag,, UP Mountaineers, Jim Ayson’s,  Informatics, Inday’s (Cheryl Fuerte’s) were also present in the 2000 Philippine Web Awards and they all have won again. by Jim Ayson won again the ‘Best Website – Music’ category, 3rd year in a row. It has held the throne of the Best Music Website category and no one has defeated it so far., still up despite the controversy surrounding it, won again with a People’s Choice award under the ‘Weird’ category. Web designer Ninoy Leyran’s UP Mountaineers has won again, in the Non-Profit category for Best Website.


Webmaster Inday (Cheryl Fuerte) at the 2000 Web Awards

Popular Sites that got the People’s Choice Awards

Rising from its defeat in 1999 awards, ABS-CBN grabbed People’s Choice Awards for three of their websites (PinoyCentral, ABS-CBN, and ABS-CBN Foundation) for the Services, Personalities/Celebrities, and Cause-Oriented categories.

Consistently popular sites on their respective categories– Jim Ayson’s,  Inday’s (Cheryl Fuerte) LuvKoSiInday (,, Hiraya Gallery and won a People’s Choice award in the Music, Personal Websites, Travel, Arts, and Home and Living categories.

Perennial popular site won again under the Weird category.



Scanned copy / archive of Post-event advertisements:


Photo credits: Grabbed from Inday’s website
Photo credits: Grabbed from Inday’s website