The 2nd Laguna Blogging Summit: November 14-15, 2013

The 2nd Laguna Blogging Summit (#2LaBS) will be on November 14 and 15, 2013 from 8am to 5pm with the registration that will start at 7am at the Cultural Center of Laguna inside the Provincial Capitol at the Municipality of Santa Cruz. For this year, the organizers invited different empowered and powerful influencers from the mainstream media and online who they tagged as Social Revolutionists for showing their advocacies without fear, conveying their voices effectively with action, influencing their communities and by being the representatives of social forces. 

The 2nd Laguna Blogging Summit official poster

The organizers are very happy to announce that Governor Jeorge “ER” Ejercito is always in full support for this historical event. Last year, the event received more than 700 attendees from different schools such as Laguna State Polytechnic University (LSPU), AMA, STI and UPLB. For this year, De La Salle Zobel from Ayala, Alabang are coming to #2LaBS to learn more about the importance of Online Marketing,  effectiveness of Social Media in todays business, Cybercrime Law, Anti Cyber Bullying, Blogging 101 and why 33% Filipinos are online recently. 
According to the former 2nd District of Laguna Board Member and now the new Assistant Secretary General of Philippine Red Cross Neil Andrew Nocon, “The 1st Laguna Blogging Summit last year contributed to the Laguna influx flow of tourist.” This statement from the one in charge last time of the Province of Laguna Tourism  only proved how effective is Social Media in giving awareness and hitting the right target market. 
For this year, different companies shows support to the 2nd Laguna Blogging Summit. Greenwich Pizza made possible for the organizers to meet at their different restaurants/outlets in Metro Manila most especially at Philfirst Building at Makati where Greenwich have a conference room. The event first Social Media launch and website launch happened also at Greenwich Pizza Philfirst Building outlet and attended by Philippine Red Cross and Zoomanity Group. 
The newly elected 3rd District of Laguna Representative Marisol Aragones shows also her full support to the event. Shes well known as Sol Aragones, the empowered reporter under ABS CBN surely knows the importance of Social Media now in today’s advocacy and the fight against corruption which actually proven by the August 26, 2013 Historical Million People March where more Filipinos not only in the Philippines but around the Globe joined forces to show the same interest in fighting corruption where the first call just came from a single Facebook Community Account. 
The 2nd Laguna Blogging Summit Final Program and Set of Speakers with their topics:
Program: November 14, 2013, Thursday 
8:00am- 8:15am Philippine National Anthem
8:15am- 8:20am Opening Remarks -Dr. Nestor De Vera (President- Laguna Science Polytechnic University) 
8:20am-8:25am Keynote Speaker- Gov. ER Ejercito (Province of Laguna)
8:25am-9:00am  Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas (Social Media Ethics)
9:00am -10:00am Chinkee Tan (Finding your Passion)
10:00am -11:00am  Eyriche Cortez (Power Tips For Blogging)
11:00am- 12:00noon Alvin Cloyd Dakis (Bashers in Your Blog: A Survival Guide)
12:00noon- 1:00pm Lunch/Raffle
1:00pm- 1:30pm Rhodora Espiritu  (EduBlogging)
1:30pm-2:30pm James Jimenez ( Social Media in Voters Education)
2:30pm- 3:00pm Bert Guevarra (Environment & Social Media)
3:00pm-3:30pm Snacks /Raffle 
3:30pm-4:30pm Venzie Crisostomo (Advocacy online/offline)
4:30pm- 5:00pm Janette Toral  (Bloggers as Digital Influencers)
Program 2nd Day November 15, 2013 Friday 
8:00am- 8:15am Philippine National Anthem
8:15am- 8:20am Opening Remarks Neil Andrew Nocon (Assistant Secretary General- Philippine National Red Cross) 
8:20am-8:25am Keynote Speaker Mayora Girlie Ejercito
8:25am -9:00am Dr. Tess Termulo (Health Advocacy)
9:00am- 10:00am Atty. Chris Lao (Anti- Cyber Bullying and Cybercrime Law)
 10:00am- 11:00am Ben Francia (Search Engine Optimization)
11:00am- 12:00 noon Art Samaniego (Journalism  in the age of Social Media)
12:00noon- 1:00pm Lunch/Raffle
1:00pm- 2:00pm Pocholo De Leon Gonzales (Branding)
2:00pm- 3:00pm Lloyd Luna (Blogging Inspirational Life Stories)
3:00pm- 3:30pm Raffle and Snacks 
3:30pm- 4:00pm John Cueto (Niche)
4:00pm- 4:30pm Carlos Celdran (Why I do, What I do)
4:30pm- 5:00pm Photo Ops
Oriang at Market Market and 100 Miles Cafe at Taguig and Tiago Progressive Cuisine at Quezon City helped the organizers too by providing the venue and food to some of their meetings while Zoomanity Group, Air Asia, 2GO Travel provides Gift Certificates to be raffled- of for the attendees. 
The organizers would like to thank Pro Friends, Gardenia Bakers Philippines, Elabram Systems, Commission on Election (COMELEC), PATAS and Philippine Health Bloggers Society (PHBS) for their invaluable support to make the event possible not to mention our media partners such as Kliping Times,, The Tribune Post, Ronda Balita, Royal Cable, Magic Expose, webby thoughts and Manila Channel. 
The event hosts are Rod Magaru and Florencio Jusay, Jr. 
Organizers: Grace Bondad Nicolas, Dianne Salonga, Pepi De Leon, Rod Magaru, Florencio Jusay Jr, Katrina Capili, Odessa Escaler, Cindy Nicolas, Mark Acsay, JayL Aquino, John Cueto, Jojo Busayong, Myrns Roman and Ivan Saldajeno. 

The 2nd Laguna Blogging Summit

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The 2nd Laguna Blogging Summit: November 14-15, 2013


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