First Laguna Blogging Summit #1LaBS

 When In Manila, I tried to attend different blogging summit or blogging events that I think could help me more to know the importance and benefits of Social Media. Events are fun, I learned a lot about their products and services plus met my fellow Social Media practitioners that eventually became my friends and connections.

Manila is 2 to 3 hours drive from Calauan, Laguna where I live and what I learned from the Bloggin industry was that it could help us to earn and could be a job through effective marketing of products or services plus could easily encourage, influence and empower even the most powerful man in the government because of the advocates that are active in this new revolution. Thus I got a concept of bringing the information to Laguna.

First Laguna Blogging Summit Poster

The 1st and the biggest Social Media Blogging Summit will be held at Laguna with the objectives to bring the best speakers and famous writers from the blogosphere or Social Media in order for them to know what Laguna could offer more. This is also one way to PROMOTE TOURISM and that it’s really more fun in the Philippines and Laguna is one place to spend the fun due to its relaxing weather, hot spring resorts, Pagsanjan falls and sweetest tropical fruits.

 Venue: Cultural Center of Laguna

The “First Laguna Blogging Summit” is an open and FREE event for the Pinoy Social Media/Blogging community and will be held  on September 27, 2012  and  September 28, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Cultural Center of Laguna which is located at Santa Cruz, the province capital.

For the past years, events like these have become a highly-anticipated interaction venue where famous and upcoming Pinoy bloggers give informative talks. More than 300 bloggers from all over the country make time to attend events like this and with 26 municipalities and 4 cities from the province of LAGUNA, we’re expecting more. For years, Blogging Conference or Summit were held in different parts of the country but not in Laguna.

According to COMELEC Spokesman James Jimenez ” A HISTORICAL event.”

Some of the speakers; Lloyd Luna, Rod Magaru (emcee) and Pocholo Gonzales during the team guesting at the Global News Network (GNN) Creative Voices Show. 


#1LaBS September 27, 2012 (Day 1- Thursday)

7:00am-8:15am Registration

8:15am- 8:25am Philippine National Anthem

8:25am- 8:45am Welcome Remarks ( Tourism lead & 2nd District Board Member of Laguna Andrew Neil Nocon )

8:45am-9:20am- Opening Remarks from the organizer (Grace Bondad Nicolas)

9:20am-9:40am Changing tide of Social Change (Noemi Lardizabal Dado)

9:40am-10:00am Marine Life Advocacy (Jayvee Fernandez)

10:00am-10:20pm Break

10:20am-10:40am- iBlog for Health (Alvin Dakis)

10:40am-11:00am On Twitter – responsibilities, advantages, disadvantages, power of social media, pitfalls, haters and trolls.(Chuckie Dreyfus)

11:00am-11:20am Basics of Traveling (Enzo Luna)

11:20am-12:15 noon Questions from the Participants/Raffle

12:15 noon Lunch

1:00pm- 1:20pm Social Media in Good Governance and Advocacy (Wenchie Flores Sabban)

1:20pm-1:40pm What To Do With The Money You Earn From Blogging (Fitz Gerard Villafuerte)

1:40pm-2:00pm Impact of Social Media on Voters Education (James Jimenez)

2:00pm-2:20pm The art of personal branding (Pocholo Gonzales)

2:20pm-2:40pm Raffle

2:40pm-3:00pm Break

3:00pm- 3:20pm Internet Marketing (Lloyd Luna)

3:20pm- 3:40pm About Laguna (Governor Jeorge “ER” Ejercito)

3:40am-4:00pm Red Cross (Senator Richard Gordon)

4:00pm-4:30pm Photo ops of all Speakers and questions from the participants

4:30pm-5:00pm Raffle/Group Photo

#1LaBS September 28, 2012 (Day 2- Friday)

7:00am-8:30am Registration

8:30am-8:45am Philippine National Anthem and Welcome Address by the PIA Regional Director Norito Cabotaje

8:45am-9:00am- Opening Remarks from the organizer(Grace Bondad Nicolas)

9:00am-9:15am Keynote Speech from Mayor Ed Pamintuan of Angeles City on how to be the finalist at World Mayor and Online voting.

9:15am-9:40am- Politics in Blogging (Janette Toral)

9:40am-10:00am- Speaking for the Dead Heroes in a Different Time. (Noel De Guia)

10:00am-10:20pm Break

10:20am-10:40am- On Finance (Randell Tiongson)

10:40am-11:00am Blogging for Advocacy (Sonnie Santos)

11:00am-11:20am Traditional Marketing & the Use of Social Media (King Del Rosario)

11:20am-12:15 noon Questions from the Participants/Raffle

12:15 noon Lunch

1:00pm- 1:20pm- The State of Education in the Philippines–present conditions, needs and prospects for reform. (Dean Jorge Bocobo)

1:20pm-1:40pm Practical Guide on How to Make Blog Knockout Design (Jinkee Umali)

1:40pm-2:00pm Travel + Photography and Social Media (Jaypee David)

2:00pm-2:20pm Using Social Media in Events and Promotion (Azrael Coladilla)

2:20pm-2:40pm Raffle

2:40pm-3:00pm Break

3:00pm- 3:20pm Actionable Start-Up SEO Blogging Strategies. (Mark Acsay III)

3:20pm- 3:40pm Strategies to Maximize Facebook Business Pages – A Case Study (Jonel Uy)

3:40pm-4:00pm Legalities in Blogging (Atty. Toto Causing)

4:00pm- 4:30pm Digital Strategy (Acee Vitangcol)

4:30pm-5:00pm Photo ops of all Speakers and questions from the participants, Raffle/Group Photo

 Speakers during the TV 5 Aksyon Singko Guesting to promote the summit; Dean Jorge Bocobo, and senator Richard Gordon.

Summit Team:

Grace Bondad Nicolas (Lead Organizer)

Jinkee Umali (Web Developer)

Gigi Clemino (Marketing)

John Remir Cueto, Dianne Salonga, Corinne Emata (Technicals)

Rod Magaru, Florencio Jusay Jr. Shekinah Armenta, Ivan Salandeja (Emcees)

 First volunteers meet up at Calamba City

When In Manila, I will keep on attending different Social Media events that I think could help me as an individual.

Information is what the Filipinos or even the younger generation need, we must be aware about whats happening whether its about the new technology, environment, finance, advocacy, disaster preparedness, health and governance. Seminars, orientation or symposium about Social Media was done in different parts of the country but not at Laguna, thus, the planning of the First (1st) Laguna Blogging Summit.

For more information:

Twitter: #1LaBS

Mobile: 09272378533

 First Laguna Blogging Summit #1LaBS


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