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Welcome to the assessment department of WikiProject Philippines, where Filipino contributors and contributors to Philippine-related articles rate and classify articles related to the Philippines based on the quality and importance of their content. The ratings issued by the department are not only used in determining the distribution quality of Philippine-related articles, but are also used as a determinant of quality and excellence in the project as a whole.



While much of the work is done in conjunction with the Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Assessment program, the article ratings are also used within the project itself to aid in recognizing excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

Identifying articles that are Philippine-related and thus under the scope of the WikiProject Philippines is done by tagging the articles with the {{WikiProject Philippines}} project banner. The assessment ratings are done by supplying the parameters of the {{WikiProject Philippines}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Philippine-related articles by quality and Category:Philippine-related articles by importance, which serves as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist.

Any participant of WikiProject Philippines is free to add—or change—the rating of an article. If you want to request that an article be rated, please suggest it at the talk page. If you don't agree with a rating, you can also request that it be reassessed at the talk page.



Tagging articles


To tag an article as Philippine-related or under the scope of WikiProject Philippines, add to the top of the article's talk page the {{WikiProject Philippines}} project banner template.

If an article is tagged under the scope of multiple WikiProjects, place the template code inside the existing {{WikiProject banner shell}} or you may consolidate the multiple banners yourself. If the banners are collapsible, a nested=yes parameter should be added to the template code.

Once done, specify the class and importance parameters. You may leave one or both parameters blank if you wish for another editor to assess them.

{{WikiProject Philippines| class= | importance= }}

Please see the scope guidelines section below before tagging articles.



An easier way to tag and assess articles is through the use of Rater, a tool that provides an easy user interface for editors to tag and assess WikiProject articles.

Tagging WikiProject Philippines articles using Rater is as easy as opening the tool on the article you wish to tag, then entering "WikiProject Philippines" or "Tambayan Philippines" into the search bar.

If the article is already tagged as under WikiProject Philippines or any other WikiProjects, then the Rater window will open showing the class and importance assessment ratings of the article under each WikiProject.

Once added, you can then specify the article's Class and Importance parameters accordingly. You may also leave one or both parameters blank if you wish for another editor to assess them. Additional WikiProjects may also be added easily using this tool.

A notable feature of Rater is a machine learning-provided article quality prediction using Wikimedia's ORES, which provides predictions for article class assessment based on multiple factors. These predictions are useful for quickly assessing article quality but should be taken with a grain of salt, especially through the continued need to thoroughly evaluate each article's quality from a careful human eye.

Quality assessment


The class parameter gauges the quality of the article and can take either of the following values whose meanings are found in the class guidelines section below:

FA A GA B C Start Stub NA ???

Importance assessment


The importance parameter gauges the necessity of the article for a space-limited hypothetical Philippine print encyclopedia and can take either of the following values whose meanings are found in the importance guidelines section below:

Top High Mid Low NA ???


  • 5.6% List-Class
  • 36.2% Stub-Class
  • 45.4% Start-Class
  • 10.4% C-Class
  • 1.4% B-Class
  • 0.5% GA-Class
  • 0% A-Class
  • 0.2% FA-Class
  • 0.4% remaining





Philippine-related articles generally include Philippine places, Filipino-related cultural topics, Philippine institutions and organizations or companies, and events in Philippine history.

Avoid indiscriminately tagging articles as Philippine-related if they are only vaguely related to the Philippines. For example, instead of tagging coconut and mobile phone as Philippine-related articles, tag coconut industry in the Philippines and mobile communications in the Philippines.

As a rule of thumb, if an article can conceivably be tagged as related to too many countries, do not tag it as part of WikiProject Philippines, unless the position of the Philippines in relation to that article is quite prominent. It would be preferrable to tag such articles under regional WikiProjects, such as WikiProject Asia or WikiProject Southeast Asia.

Quality scale


Importance scale




Wikipedians interested in tagging, assessing, or reassessing Philippine-related articles, including those willing to contribute to the development of the assessment guidelines can add their usernames below:

Assessment log


The linked page below contains assessment logs automatically generated by a bot on a regular basis; please don't add entries to them by hand: Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Philippine-related articles by quality log