I’m Going to the Mindanao Blog Summit!


I’m proudly one of The Usual Suspects who are organizing Mindanao’s first Blog Summit! The Summit will be held on October 27, 2007 at the NCCC Mall in Davao City. I’m very, very excited to meet the 80+ bloggers from around Mindanao who have registered. If you’re a blogger who happens to be in the area, it’s not too late to register! You don’t have to be from Mindanao to participate, just as long as you have a blog.

The tentative Program of MBS1 is as follows:

Opening Remarks: Building a Bloggers Community by Blogie Robillo
Keynote Speech: Blogging & Participatory Governance by Hon. Pete Laviña

Blogging in Mindanao: Travel & Technology by Bob Martin
Socio-Cultural Mindset of the Mindanaoan by Fr. Albert Alejo, SJ
Transition from “Emo” to Niche Blogging by Kim Castillo

Blogging as a Way of Life: Problogging & New Media by Jayvee Fernandez
How to Optimize Your WordPress Blog for Top Search Rankings by Marc Macalua
Presentation of Summit Resolutions: The Role of Bloggers in Fostering Understanding & Peace in Mindanao

Pick Their Brains Session with A-List Bloggers: Abe Olandres, Aileen Apolo, Andrew dela Serna (me? A-list?), Bob Martin, Jayvee Fernandez

And to make things more interesting, we also have three Side Events:
Mindanao Bloggers Fellowship Night

Venue: 2/F Casa Habana, Habana Compound, Rizal St., Davao City
Time: 9:00 PM
No entrance fee!

You Got Blogged! DigitalFilipino.com / MindanaoBloggers.com Review-a-Blog Competition
Review a Mindanao blog and win cash prizes! Are you a Mindanaoan? Make sure your blog is included in the Mindanao Blog Directory.
Here’s how to join. View the entries here.

Mindanao Blog Awards

Not your usual blog contest: categories include Best Advocacy Blog, Best Travel Blog, Best Bisaya Blog, Best Blog of Mindanao, and more! To be nominated, submit your blog to the Mindanao Blog Directory.
This contest will be launched during the Summit.


MBS1 is proudly organized by Davao’s The Usual Suspects: Peter Lavina, Andrew dela Serna, Blogie Robillo, Dom Cimafranca, Jun Macarambon, Kim Castillo, Marc Javellana, Migs Hipolito, and Ria Jose.

The MBS1 is made possible through the support of the following:
Special Event Sponsors
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Dimsum Diner
Swiss Deli

Major Sponsors
Councilor Peter Laviña
NoKiAHOST.COM P5/day webhosting
Globe Broadband

ACT for Peace Programme

Minor Sponsors
Davao’s Food Huntress
Web Design Philippines
Orange County Real Estate
Web Developer Philippines
Fwendz Diner
Artcom Printing Services
Cubepixels Design Studio

Lane Systems
Snap Graphic & Sign
Motorcycle Davao
Eric Clark Su

See you there!

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