Tribung Pinoy

Tribung Pinoy by Ken Ilio is a website that contains various Philippine cultural information and other features (http://www.tribo.org). It resembles a website portal with links to Tanikalang Ginto, The Best of Cyber PInoys, and cool content features such as Filipinos in Science, Fashion/Moda, Help – where can I find?, Pinoy Queer Directory, 10 Most Beautiful Filipinos, Pinoy Diaspora, Pinoy Sari-Sari Store, Filipino Restaurant Links, Philippine Page of Trivia, and more. The first capture of the Internet Archive WayBack machine was in 1996, years before actual Philippine portals like MyPhilippines.com, Yehey!, etc were launched.

Reviews / Recognitions

  • Rated as a Magella 4-star site (Magellan is a web directory/search engine owned by Excite)

  • One of its features “THE FIRST PHILIPPINE PAGE OF TRIVIA” was mentioned in Asiaweek Magazine (online), May 12, 1995 as “a visually exciting virtual encyclopedia on the archipelago and its people”

  • Top Ten Editor’s Choice (e December 1996 or January 1997) – Asia’s Web Directory

  • Featured in Mega Magazine – November 1996 issue

Who made Tribung Pinoy?

Ken Ilio

Tribung Pinoy was made by Kenneth Ilio, popularly known as Ken Ilio. From our research Mr. Ilio is not a full-time web designer when he created his websites, but he owns Ken Ilio Associates and he seems to have created other websites for commercial clients. He did urology research at Northwestern University and taught science classes at Columbia College Chicago.

Ken is one of the pioneers in websites relating to Filipino culture, Filipino Links, and resources related to the Philippines in the ’90s. He also created Tanikalang Ginto which was also one of the popular Filipino website resources during the ’90s.

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Tanikalang Ginto

Tanikalang Ginto by Ken Ilio is the first Philippine Web directory (http://www.filipinolinks.com). It was said to have been created in 1994, long before Philippine web directories Yehey! and EDSA were launched. Webmasters submit their site URLs to Ken via an “Add URL” function.

It has a special feature “The Best of Cyber Pinoys” where he curates his selection of Filipino-made websites during that time (from the Internet Archive WayBack Machine link, the feature ran from 1995 to 1998). Tanikalang Ginto is one of the features of Tribung Pinoy, a Philippine portal-like website that Ilio also created.

Mentions / Recognitions

  • Featured in Netguide Magazine (March 1996) Global Village, 2-star rating.

  • Featured in Hongkong-based Dataphile, Asia’s foremost magazine about the Internet and computers (February-March 1997)

  • Featured in Hongkong-based Asia Magazine (March 21-23, 1997) as one of the best sites for searching non-English Asian sites.

Who made Tanikalang Ginto?

Ken Ilio

Tanikalang Ginto was made by Kenneth Ilio, popularly known as Ken Ilio. From our research Mr. Ilio is not a full-time web designer when he created his websites, but he owns Ken Ilio Associates and he seems to have created other websites for commercial clients. He did urology research at Northwestern University and taught science classes at Columbia College Chicago.

Ken is one of the pioneers in websites relating to Filipino culture, Filipino Links, and resources related to the Philippines in the ’90s. He also created Tribung Pinoy which was also one of the popular Filipino website resources during the ’90s.

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