After 1 week of voting, our Tech NewsMakers winners have finally been selected by our 1,363 qualified voters (before the 12am cutoff). 313 out of total voters qualified for our raffle as they completely voted for all the categories.

Special thanks to Aircast for broadcasting Tech Newsmakers to 79 Aircast modules nationwide. Also to our developer partners, GamePlan, for co-developing Blip Track to determine the nominees, and Blippy to let our followers vote.

Meanwhile, here are your winners:

Winners were determined by the number of votes via our Messenger bot. To avoid bias, nominated products appeared randomly per category. For the vote counts, you may click this.

Gadget Accessory of the Year

Game of the Year:

Budget Smartphone of the Year

Low Mid Range Smartphone of the Year

High Mid Range Smartphone of the Year

Flagship Smartphone of the Year

Smartphone of the Year

  • OPPO F5 (winner)
  • VIVO V7+
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8
  • Apple iPhone X
  • Huawei Nova 2i

Gaming Laptop of the Year

Consumers’ Choice Award

  • OPPO F5 (winner)
  • VIVO V7+
  • Huawei Nova 2i
  • Cherry Mobile Flare S6
  • Nokia 8
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8
  • Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Local Tech Brand of the Year

  • Cherry Mobile (winner)
  • MyPhone
  • Cloudfone
  • Starmobile

Tech Newsmaker Company of the Year

  • VIVO
  • OPPO (winner)
  • ASUS
  • Cloudfone
  • Cherry Mobile
  • Samsung
  • Voyager Innovations
  • Huawei Mobile





  • Best Social Media Activation: OPPO National Selfie Day
  • Best Mouse: ASUS ROG Strix Evolve
  • Best Consumer Laptop: ASUS Zenbook Pro UX550VE
  • Best Monitor: ASUS ROG Swift PG248Q
  • Best Graphics Card: ASUS ROG Strix GTX1080 11G
  • Best Design (Smartphone): Huawei Mate 10
  • Best Keynote/Presentation: Samsung Galaxy Note 8


We can now finally reveal the smartphone we will give away. We intentionally didn’t announce the model during the polling period to avoid bias to the brand and product. Special thanks to MediaTek for sending an OPPO F5 for our giveaway.

Here’s our polling process for your reference. All voters who completely voted in all categories are qualified to win.

Congratulations to all the winners! We can’t wait for 2018 to start!

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Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.

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