As otaku rise in influence across Philippine society, so does the queen of Philippine otaku. Uno Magazine has named Filipina gamer-blogger-cosplayer idol Alodia Gosiengfiao as one of the most influential women in the Philippines.
To give you an idea of Uno’s standards of influence for this list, Alodia’s on the same page as former Philippine president and Time 1986 Woman of the Year Corazon Aquino. Welcome to the new geek nation.
(Photo by Tricia Gosingtian.)
For years, this young avant-garde artist has shared her talent with the world through Creative Commons. Now that she’s more actively employing the advanced photo-sharing capabilities of Flickr, her work flies even higher in a widgetized world. Happy 20th birthday to Filipina photographer and model Tricia Gosingtian.