Wiki Society of the Philippines

Imagine a world in which every Filipino is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That is what we are doing.

The Wiki Society of the Philippines or WikiSocPH is a group of passionate volunteers who are committed to the democratic creation, distribution and consumption of knowledge. We do this by supporting and promoting Wikipedia and its sister Wikimedia projects in the Philippines.

What we do

Here are some of our ongoing and recent projects:

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Wikimedian in Residence at the Bantayog

The Bantayog ng mga Bayani is a foundation that maintains a memorial, museum, and library dedicated to remembering and honoring the heroes, martyrs, and victims of the Ferdinand Marcos dictatorship.

WikiSocPH partnered with the Bantayog who hired a Wikimedian in Residence (WiR) to help digitize the Bantayog’s library, to improve Wikipedia’s coverage of articles related to the Ferdinand Marcos regime, and to organize Wikimedia events and workshops to the Bantayog’s constituency of museum visitors, library researchers, and supporters.

Learn more about the WiR project

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Encyclopedia of Philippine Heritage

The Encyclopedia of Philippine Heritage is an ongoing program of WikiSocPH to document the country’s cultural and natural heritage in Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, and Wikidata. We are currently focusing on historical markers issued by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines and the declared cultural and natural heritage sites in the country.

Learn more about the program

Explore the Heritage Sites Map

Explore the Historical Markers Map

Use the Panandâ mobile app

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Countering historical negationism and disinformation

Wikipedia is increasingly becoming a battleground for groups who wish to push an agenda and revise the historical record to promote an inauthentic version of events especially those related to the Ferdinand Marcos regime. WikiSocPH aims to counter this by collaborating with like-minded groups such as the Human Rights Violations Victims’ Memorial Commission and by individually monitoring and revising Wikipedia articles.

Read coverage from The Guardian

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Watch the feature from CNN Philippines

Read about the first Martial Law Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Read about the first People Power Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

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Wikipedia’s 20th Birthday

Wikipedia recently celebrated its 20th birthday on January 15, 2021. To mark this occasion, long-time Wikipedian Eugene Alvin Villar was invited to talk about Wikipedia on Tech Sabado, an online weekly tech radio show hosted by two veteran journalists in the Philippines.

Watch the interview (segment starts at the 41st minute)

Our networks

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Wikimedia ESEAP

WikiSocPH participates in the wider global community of Wikimedians through the East, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Regional Cooperation or ESEAP for short. We aim to share our experiences and ideas and to find collaboration opportunities with other Wikimedians in the region.

View the ESEAP Hub

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Philippine Tech Community

WikiSocPH is a member of the Philippine Tech Community which provides a platform for local tech groups to discuss issues around community growth, management, expanding linkages, and promoting collaboration among different organizations.

Visit the PH Tech Community website

Work with us

Want to collaborate with us or interested to learn more about Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects? Send us an email at wikisocph AT gmail DOT com.

Disclaimer: WikiSocPH only supports and promotes Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects which are maintained by volunteers all over the world and is hosted by the U.S.-based Wikimedia Foundation. WikiSocPH is not responsible for the contents of these projects.