Philippine Online Video Site Holds Auditions

Wanna be Web-famous in the Philippines? Manila-based online video production company Flippish is looking for new talent.

YouTube has been huge in the Philippines for years, and one of the biggest stars on YouTube is Filipina. Filipinos clearly love online video, and Flippish hopes to tap into that passion by offering content uniquely tailored to Filipino tastes.

If you think you’ve got what it takes to build the next Revision3 in Southeast Asia, if you’re up to the challenge of engaging audiences through a new medium in an emerging market, come to 1101 Pacific Center Building, San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines from 10am to 5pm on February 5, 2010 (GMT+8).

Flippish is a young startup targeting consumers in a developing nation, so don’t expect to make a million bucks like Leo Laporte. As you can see from the video above, Flippish star Kring Elenzano is seriously overworked. She could use some help.

Kyo Ritu Art Cosplay Photostudio Opening

Last week, Japanese design firm Kyo Ritu Art opened the first cosplay photostudio in the Philippines. Who better to welcome it than the Philippines’ cosplay princess? Filipina cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfiao, Philippine representative to the 2009 Regional Cosplay Championship, donned her Guilty Gear I-No costume to grace the opening ceremonies.

In a fascinating twist, offline mainstream models were made to wear costumes made famous by Alodia, an online niche idol. Welcome to the triumph of otaku culture.