November 25, 2011

Blogfest Soccsksargen 2.0 and Philippine Blog Awards for Mindanao

On Nov. 26, 2011, General Santos City will be the host city in Mindanao for 2 major blog events: Blogfest Soccsksargen 2.0 and Philippine Blog Awards for Mindanao.

Blogfest Soccsksargen debuted in 2010 where over 120 bloggers from Davao, Cotabato, Cagayan de Oro, Bacolod , Zamboanga and the rest of South Central Mindanao participated in a whole day of talks given by guest specialists in blogging, online marketing, IT, writing, web design, social media  and internet security.



Blogfest Soccsksargen 2.0 is this year's official title with the theme: “The Emergence of Blogs & Social Media“.   

BLOGFEST SOCCSKSARGEN 2.0
Mindanao’s Funnest Eyeball
November 26, 2011, SunCity Suites, General Santos City
Theme:  The Emergence of Blogs & Social Media

PROGRAMME

7:00 – 8:30 - Registration
8:30 – 8:45 - Launching of Exhibit
8:45 – 9:00 - Opening of Blogfest/Acknowledgement of Guests
9:00 – 9:15 - Welcome Address/Orientation
9:15 – 9:45 - The History of Internet in Mindanao
Speaker: Bob Martin, Internet Entrepreneur
9:45 – 10:15 - Effecting Progress and Change through Blogs and Social Media
Speaker: Manolo Quezon III, Office of the President of the Phils
10:15 – 10:45 - The State of the Internet in the Philippines Address
                                        Speaker:  Jack Madrid, Country Manager, Multiply Philippines
10:45 – 11:00 - Snacks, Games
11:00 – 11:05 - AVP -  GenSan LGU
11:05 – 11:30 - Wiring Public Schools to the World: The GenSan LGU story
Speaker: Hon. Darlene Antonino-Custodio, City Mayor of Gen. Santos
11:30 – 12:00 - Open Forum
12:00 – 12:10 - Official Group Picture A

12:10 –   1:00 - Lunch/ AVP Presentation of Smart, Dolefil, SMI

1:00 – 1:30 - The Think Before You Click Program: An Overview
Speaker:  Raffy Tima, GMA News and Current Affairs
1:30 – 2:00 - Video Blog as a Medium for Social Change Speaker: Mae Paner aka Juana Change
2:00 – 2:30 - Mobile Internet Usage in the Philippines
Speaker: Abe Olandres, Tech Blogger, Yugatech.com
2:30 – 2:35 - AVP – His Excellency Harry K. Thomas, US Ambassador to the Philippines
2:35  - 2:45 - US State Department Embracing Social Media
Cynthia Cook, Deputy Press Attache, US Embassy
2:45 – 3:00 - Snacks, Games
3:00  - 3:30 - YouTube and Google+ for Pinoys
                                        Speaker:  Aileen Apolo, Google Asia-Pacific
3:30 – 4:00 - Blogging for Advocacy
Speaker:  Flow Galindez, World Food Programme
4:00 – 4:15 - Mindanao’s Funnest Blogging Circle
4:15 -  4:45 - Open Forum
4:45 – 5:00 - Official Group Picture B
5:00 - 5:15 - Grand Blogfest Raffles Draw
5:15 – 5:30 - Acknowledgements and Closing Remarks


Following a full schedule of speakers from various sectors, the blogger's day will continue in the evening with the Philippine Blog Awards for Mindanao.  Winners will be chosen from Finalists in each of the 7 categories which include Beauty and Fashion, Food and Beverage, Lifestyle, Personal, Photoblog, Technology and Travel.

Goodluck to all the finalists!

Here are the finalists for the 2011 Philippine Blog Awards for Mindanao:

Beauty and Fashion
Food and Beverage
Lifestyle
Personal
Photoblog
Technology
Travel

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