Titikpilipino.com

TitikPilipino.com (http://www.titikpilipino.com) by Jay De Jesus is a popular and awarded Philippine music lyrics website. It’s touted to be one of the first Philippine lyrics search engine and its first capture in the web archive was around December of 1998. This music website has a sizeable number of followers / music community. It’s always been a finalist in the Philippine Web Awards, but always losing to PhilMusic.com until it finally got the top award in the 6th Philippine Web Awards in 2003.

Titikpilipino.com was a very useful lyrics search engine during its time. Aside from lyrics it also shares some updated information about artists’ new music releases. Users can contribute lyrics too and subscribe to its mailing list. In its 2003 version it prides itself with an active pinoy music community messageboards / forum.

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Who made TitikPilipino.com?

Jay Frank De Jesus. Webmaster, Titikpilipino.com

TitikPilipino was made by Jay De Jesus. Jay owns his own company WebEmpire Inc from 1999-2002. Prior to that he is a veteran Webmaster / Web developer for NewGen IT. By heart, we guess Jay is a musician– prior to his web stints he’s a musical arranger for Samsung and Precision Audio/Video. Taking largely a great experience in managing a big online community, Jay later on became a Community Manager.

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KabayanCentral.com

KabayanCentral.com (http://www.kabayancentral.com) is a Filipino e-commerce website established in 1998 (although its first web archive capture was in December 1999.).

KabayanCentral.com sold Filipino books, music CDs in the beginning. The website obviously targetted Filipinos in the United States longing to get some of those products easier and faster. The website also had a customized service “Order any Filipino item” that lets its customers specify to them what item they need from the Philippines (in Metro Manila), and KabayanCentral will look for the items and tell the customer the estimated price. The customer then will buy US Dollar credits through their secure checkout link.

KabayanCentral also added options for customers to order popular Filipino treats – cakes, ice creams, etc— for their relatives in Metro Manila. The service is really very useful for overseas filipinos who would like to send their relatives treats during their birthdays or special occasions.

Later on in 1998 when it had accumulated more data, it launched “Daily/Weekly/Monthly top sites” curated feature. In 1998 it also sort of started to transform itself into a portal— it offered local, IT, and entertainment news headlines, as well as a Philippine trivia section (‘Today in history’) and weather forecast.

KabayanCentral.com was on of the few sites made in the late 90s to last until beyond 2015. The last known capture of the website in web.archive.org was in 2020.

Who made KabayanCentral.com?

There’s no known webmaster or individual person published in the “about” section of their website, but only their company information.

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