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PinoyExchange.com is an online community forum used mainly by Filipinos from all parts of the globe. PEx is an avenue for anyone who wants to communicate their thoughts and ideas on topics that concern the Philippines and Pinoys everywhere.
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During those days when internet was just starting to change the way people interact with each other, there was this idea to create a forum where Filipinos can have stimulating discussions on a wide variety of topics with a wider group of audience. From this idea, PinoyExchange was born.
From the brains of founding members Nico Nolledo (Nix), Marco Lucena (Marco), and Jude Turcuato (Kaboom!), PinoyExchange went online on July 12, 1999 using the Ultimate Bulletin Board software. It started getting posts from registered members soon thereafter.
Michael Palacios (Mikoid) later joined the founding group as lead designer and technical consultant. Some active PEx members also became moderators to help out in stimulating conversations.
The site's initial success stemmed from exposure during the televised UAAP games in which Jude (Kaboom!) was a commentator. During halftime of the basketball games, viewers were asked to express their views regarding the ongoing basketball games by posting responses on PEx. Thousands of students and alumni from the UAAP member schools flocked to the site to talk about the games.
PinoyExchange reached the 2,000 member mark before the turn of the century, this was at a time when the Philippines' internet penetration was less than 2%. Today, PEx has over 650,000 registered members, over 73,000,000 posts and still growing.
From a simple collegiate discussion board when it started in 1999, PinoyExchange has now evolved to include a wide variety of topics and expanded its audience to include Filipinos all over the world. PEx has become the go to platform where Filipinos can freely speak their minds.
Buhay Pinoy, Family, Friends, & Society
Started as an ROT regular, frequently visited LAFI as his next stop, then made four homes in the Personals forum. A certified Wireless Journal addict, he still believes it was the original “twitter” of today. Now a co-moderator of uptowngirl in the Buhay Pinoy & Family, Friends & Society forums where he’s also familiar with since 9 years ago.
The NCAA Tourney
Like his monicker, he was once a sacristan from elementary up until highschool in DBTI Makati. A wanderer in the UAAP Forum since 2000, AltarBoy^_^ was one of many pexers who pushed for an NCAA Forum and took up the role to moderate it eversince.
Body & Fitness
Back in 00′ I decided to take up weight training to improve my sports performance and add some muscle to my wiry frame. I am now a full-time strength and conditioning coach/personal trainer and I decided to share what I have learned to the community.
Music and Radio , International Movies and TV
“forg” refers to a character from a comic series before in Filipino Funny Komiks. Does it have a special meaning? Not really, I just like the name back then and use it as my alias ever since. I’m a certified music charts geek (you could see me updating the Philippine Music Charts Thread over at Music & Radio forum) and pop culture aficionado. I’ve been a Pex member since 2004 and was recently appointed to co-moderate the Music & Radio and International Movies and TV forums.
This moderator’s name reflects his obsession to shounen animes Hunter X Hunter and Full Metal Alchemist when he joined the Pex community back in 2007. Apart from animes, hunter_alchemst is also passionate about scholastic endeavors such as advancing knowledge through research and painstakingly earning postgraduate qualifications before he turns 30.
Realm of Thought
Ischaramoochie is a voice of reason among the deep thinkers in PEx. He loves wearing costumes while keeping the rebuttals above the belt. Confucius and Iron Man were some of his latest get ups.
Jay P. Mercado
Followed the PBA since its inception…fascinated with local trivia (sports, politics, anything) that he’s still hoping a Pinoy Jeopardy would finally be produced here…aptly described as the guy whose brain is a “storehouse of useless information”…PEX member since 2003 but only started actively writing in 2006…did you know that Bruce “Sky” King of Toyota once donned jersey #111? :)
OFW Exchange, Classifieds and Job Opportunities, The Working Filipino
Personal Investing and Money Matters, The Entrepreneur’s Corner, Pinoy Agents Call Center Forums
Local and Foreign Issues
legolass acts like the calming force in Local and Foreign Issues. With all of the hot issues in LAFI’s threads, she is always ready with a sensible reply.
The Sports Center
PinoyExchange member no. 774, neth_row has been around PEx since its early months as a booming online community. Assigned as moderator for Sports Center (NBA, PBA, Sports Zone) in 2004, he has witnessed many sporting events and milestones for the past decade, and has seen sports dynasties come and go.
Music and Radio
Dubbed as the original PEX “heel” during the forum’s nascency, Pandaemonaeon (or Panda) took over as Music and Radio moderator in 2005. Aside from being a certified Dallas Mavericks fanatic, Panda considers himself as “quasi-straight edge” — with the only stumbling block being his carnivorous palate.
The Football Field
Sports Junkie. I have a huge desire of following Tennis, Formula 1, Basketball, Baseball, Football, among others. But I love football the most and am very much willing to help, in my simple ways, other Pinoys embrace the football craze – starting at PEx Football Forum. YNWA.
Whats Up Doc ?
Between moving teeth and bending metal, he strives to actively participate in the many threads (dentistry-related or otherwise) of PinoyExchange. He is smilewarrior, an orthodontist by profession, and moderator of What’s Up Doc.
Buhay Pinoy, Family, Friends, & Society
uptowngirl was born after a day of LSS of Billy Joel’s song. I’m a restless wanderer and find that surfing the net is the cheapest way to travel (albeit virtually). PinoyExchange has become a home for me wherever the winds take me.