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Mindanao Gold Star Daily columnist lands on top New York blogs list

A multi-awarded blogger from Mindanao, Philippines has landed on the number 6 spot in a coveted “Top New York Blogs To Follow” list.


Maria Irene Sabana Aserios of Mindanaoan.com​, who also has a weekly column dubbed “Mindanaoan Meets World” on Gold Star Daily, Mindanao’s largest newspaper,

was declared among The Big Apple’s best when her blog nabbed the number 6 spot in


 Top 30 Best New York Lifestyle Blogs list.

The list was derived from thousands of carefully selected and tested New York Lifestyle blogs using search and social metrics. The blogs were ranked based on Google reputation, Google search ranking, influence and popularity on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms, high quality and consistency of posts as well as reviews from experts and editorial teams.


“It is an honor. This is proof that blogging is a very powerful tool to influence, inform and help others. This is why bloggers should write responsibly, should remain humble and should use their influence for social good,” she said.


Aserios, who is currently in New York, USA on an O visa, is a multi-awarded blogger, practising social media specialist, well-experienced publicist, newspaper columnist, speaker, photographer with solid background in journalism, branding, event production and travel writing and a 2012 International Visitor Leadership Program alumnus. The IVLP is a United States of America Department of State-sponsored program for U.S. Embassy-nominated global leaders.


The United States has also awarded Aserios an O visa for her extraordinary skills in blogging and social media. She bagged a Top CDO Blog award from the CDO ICT Council. In 2013, Aserios was declared the Mindanao Blogger of the Year and also received the Best Lifestyle Blog award in the 2013 Mindanao Blog Awards. She has also fetched awards from the Philippine Blog Awards and the CDO Blog Awards.


An avid traveler, she is an official member of the International Bloggers Association. In the Philippines, she founded the Bukidnon Bloggers. She is also a part of the Mindanao Bloggers as well as a former

​Vice President for External Affairs

 and current member of the CDO Bloggers.


Aserios is also a regular speaker on social media, online publicity and blogging. Some of her speaking engagements included one in Kuala Lumpur for Social Media Week Malaysia, an election-related summit in Manila, Social Media Influencers Summit in Cebu City, Google Business Group – Women sessions, Social Media Day celebrations, school events and Google Days.


She has done publicity and social media campaigns for politicians (national, regional and local), business leaders, celebrities (foreign and local), luxury hotels and resorts, spas, casinos, adventure companies, food businesses, fashion designers, clothing brands, wine shops, white water rafting company, restaurants, call center and websites.

Her online profiles can be found at:

​www.​Mindanaoan.com; Facebook.com/MindanaoanBlogger; Instagram.com/Mindanaoan; Youtube.com/Mindanaoan1; Twitter.com/Mindanaoan and her media kit can be found at: www.fohr.co/mindanaoan



About Maria Irene Aserios

Multi-awarded Blogger, Publicist, Mindanao Blogger of the Year, Social Media Strategist. GOOGLE - Women Lead. USA IVLP 2012. CDO Bloggers VP for Ext.

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