First Laguna Blogging Summit: A Huge Success


Last September 27 and 28, 2012 at 8:00am to 5:00pm with the support of the Provincial Government of Laguna under Governor Jeorge “ER” Estregan Ejercito, the FIRST Laguna Social Media and Blogging Summit (1LaBS) was held at the Cultural Center of Laguna.

Team 1LaBS

Team 1LaBS

Delegates from Manila, students from LSPU, STI, AMA crowded the venue and exceeded the expected number of attendees by 300%. Andami nun!

Nakaka-star struck ang beauty ni Mayor Girlie Javier Ejercito. Kumanta siya ng “Bangkero”, yung song na nagpo-promote ng Pagsanjan. Very memorable talaga ang performance niya.

Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas, the Lead Organizer and a blogger herself, gave the opening remarks. Sobrang bait ni Grace. I am part of her team at parati niya kinukumusta ang station ko sa registration kung ok lang ako. Di niya ata alam na sanay ako sa mga ganitong events. Lagueno din kaya ako.

Eto ang list of speakers:

( Tony Ahn) Agency Confidential: Behind Blogger Relations
Keynote Speech: Tony displayed a blogger event budget and discussed how and why agencies charge what they do in order for their clients to engage with bloggers.

Blogging for Advocacy ( Sonnie Santos)

Advocacy and Social Media (Democratic Socialist Women of the Philippines National Chairperson Elizabeth Angsioco)

Impact of Social Media on Voters Education (Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez)

Social Media in Good Governance and Advocacy (Congress Chief of staff Wenchie Flores Sabban)

What To Do With The Money You Earn From Blogging (Award winning financial speaker Fitz Gerard Villafuerte)

iBlog for Health (presidential awardee for health Nurse Alvin Dakis)

Practical Guide on How to Make Blog Knockout Design (Jinkee Umali)

The Art of Personal Branding (Famous voice talent and GNN producer Pocholo Gonzales)

Blogging for motivation and empowerment (Best selling author Lloyd Luna)

(Benjamin Vergel De Dios) Executive Director- Knowledge Community.

Ethics and Etiquette in Blogging ( Juned Sonido)

The State of Education in the Philippines–present conditions, needs and prospects for reform. (historian and rocket scientist Dean Jorge Bocobo)

Travel + Photography and Social Media (Jaypee David)

Marine Life Advocacy (Jayvee Fernandez)

Actionable Start-Up SEO Blogging Strategies. (Mark Acsay III)

Strategies to Maximize Facebook Business Pages – (Jonel Uy)

Politics in Blogging (Author and E Commerce Blogger Janette Toral)

Trending topic ang #1LaBS for the whole event.

Special mention sa Gardenia na ang factory ay nasa Binan, Laguna. Dito ko napatunayan na walang himala sa Multiplication of Bread na nangyari sa Bibliya.

Salamat din pala sa Asia Blooms Hotel na nag-provide ng accomodation sa amin #1LaBS team.

Thank you kay Governor Jeorge “ER” Ejercito para sa venue, catering, bus transport at hotel accommodation.

The objective of the summit is to bring to Laguna the best speakers and writers from social media to share to Lagueno the benefits of technology today. The speakers are well known at blogosphere plus with writers and media as participants who are there not only to learn but to cover the whole summit, the event will give mileage to the province in terms of tourism.

The organizers would like to thank Governor Jeorge “ER” Ejercito of the Province of Laguna, Laguna 2nd District Board Member Neil Andrew Nocon, Provincial Government Chief of Staff Carlos Tolendo, MIS Jaime Garcia, Andrew Grace Home Builders, Tiny Buds, Tony Ahn & Co., Melba’s farm, Teen Azkals, OneA events place, Cafe Lupe, Asia Blooms hotel, KCs Catering, Jonessa Enterprises, D Star salon, Walk this way, Solid hosting, Geiser Maclang, Gardenia, Chowking, SM, When in Manila, Creative Voices, Microsoft, STI, AMA, Laguna State Polytechnic University, Manila Blogger, Phil IT, Philippine Information Agency 4A, Mary Pauline Salon, PRC, Kliping Times, McCarranz Graphics International, ALAM, Comelec, Mayor Ed Pamintuan of Pampanga, TaG Media and public relations

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