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Get ready: see you at iBlog8!

Posted on May 22, 2012 by Administrator

iBlog8: The 8th Philippine Blogging Summit will be on May 25 and 26, 2012 at the Malcolm Theater, UP College of Law, UP Diliman, Quezon City from 8 am to 5 pm.

Note that the first 300 registered participants to come early (on or before 9 am) will be given food stub and participant kit. Afterwards, remaining food stubs and participant kits shall be given to early walk-ins.

iBlog8 is a 2-day FREE event. The first day (May 25) is targeted for bloggers, marketers, businesses and entrepreneurs wanting to understand how to tap blogs as a medium to promote their products and services. Also as a means to generate income. Day 1 also tackles advance topics on blogging – taking blogs to the next level.

The second day (May 26) is meant to everyone interested about blogging.


Day 1 AGENDA (May 25)

8:45 Introductions of bloggers in the audience, National Anthem

9:00 – 9:20 Unboxing the true potential of your blog (Carlo Ople)
How to get direct advertisers and investors in your blog. How to turn it into a full fledged online publishing business.

9:30 – 9:50 Creating a Blog Activation Campaign (Mark Joseph Delgado)

Today, blogs and social media networks in the Philippines are not just mere online marketing tools – they already evolved towards becoming effective platforms or springboards in creating activation campaigns for brands. Brand Activation, in the point of view of marketing practitioners, is simply about bringing brands to come to life. Today, blogs (like brands) can come to life too – in both online and offline world. This is achieved through contests, events, promos and other experiential marketing activities.

10:00 – 10:15 BREAK

10:15 – 11:00 SEO and Social Media Marketing Panel

  • On Site Optimization 101 (Sean Patrick Si)
  • Inbound Marketing – Merging SEO, Social, Content Marketing, Conversion Optimization and Online Branding (Jason Acidre)
  • Utilizing Blog Networks for SEO and Social Media Traffic (Kim Tyrone Agapito)

11:20 Keynote Talk: UNILAB


1:00 – 1:20 Blogging, social media and journalism: The use, misuse and abuse of freedom of expression (Danilo Arao)

– Responsibility vs anarchy: Is there such a thing as “borderless” freedom?
– Limited freedom amid absolute control of social media and blogging accounts.
– Dos, don’ts and maybes in blogging and social media.
– Yes-yes and no-nos in blogging and online journalism.

1:30 – 1:50 Social Media and Social Change (Tonyo Cruz)

Social media, especially blogging, play a role in propelling advocacies and causes, whether by individuals or organizations. What the trends and tools in the arsenal of social media that have been and could be used for social change. The age of social also brings about new causes — like #betterinternet, bridging the worsening digital divide and making governments and business more accountable to the public.

2:00 – 2:20 Unwritten Blogging Etiquettes (Gellie Anne Abogado)

Unlike journalism, blogging doesn’t have its own specific code of ethics that is why there would be times when some companies think that bloggers have been becoming abusive of their title as a blogger. Internet is a free space and owning a blog is as simple as 1,2,3. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have the fancy buttons and banners in your blog because once you post a controversial write-up, it will definitely create a stir. Will discuss the importance of researching a topic first before blogging about it, thinking twice before posting that blog post, attending events and why we should blog about it, and what is expected from bloggers.

2:30 – 3:00 Youth and Blogging: The Next Generation Bloggers Are Here (Lloyd Salac)

Fresh perspectives about the youth and their impact on the blogging community and social media. What’s next for the blogging community and social media with youth bloggers.

3:00 – 3:15 BREAK

3:15 – 3:35 Kasali Kayo: Reaching Out to Overseas Filipinos for the 2013 Elections via Social Media (James Jimenez)

This session aims to provide insight on how the COMELEC aims to use social media to prepare overseas voters for the 2013 elections. Furthermore, how can bloggers participate, help out, and monitor election developments.

3:45 – 4:05 Bloggers the new PR community (Boris Joaquin)

Marketers and PR peeps nowadays spend a lot of time, money, energy and creativity to actually put together a plausible and meaningful PR campaign to track bloggers top post and promote. Bloggers did not fall off a turnip truck. If they don’t see the value in the pitch, they won’t post. If they fancy that you’re just asking them to post because you want to vampire bat on their Google juice, then you’re likely to be in a whole lot of #fail and possibly a whole lot of pain. The white-hat link-farm organic SEO pwn effect is only secondary if you are, the entire way along, a total Mensch and have amazing assets, viral-quality video, a great pitch, an accurate target, and a gentle, kind and generous follow-through.

4:15 – 4:35 Financial Planning for Bloggers (Garry Zaldy De Castro)

Each blogger should be equipped with financial education as early as possible. Bloggers can also help spread financial literacy even more.

Raffle of sponsor items, iBlog8 shirts, and group photo shot.


Day 2 (May 26)

8:45 Introductions of bloggers in the audience, National Anthem

9:00 – 9:20 The Soul of Blogging (Rem Tanauan)

We have been learning about blogging from only one side of the coin: blogging as a marketing and money-making tool to grow one’s business and organization. To balance the equation, we must also explore the other side. The Soul of Blogging focuses on how to tap this deep inspiration to write, share and blog, how to see and unfold those insights, and how to use blogging as a tool not just to connect, but also to share oneself to the other.

9:30 – 9:50 Politics of Blogging (Janette Toral)

Bloggers who decided to take this craft seriously will later on realize that the blogosphere, like any other industry segment, has its own share of politics. This session intends to give practical advise on how to suit up, dodge attacks, and fight back when needed.

10:00 – 10:15 BREAK

10:15 – 11:00 Blog Writing Panel

11:20 Keynote Talk: McDonald’s Philippines


1:00 – 1:20 Teaching and Learning through EduBlogging (Noel Feria)

1:30 – 1:50 How to make your blog stand out from the crowd (Victorino Q. Abrugar)

Guide aspiring bloggers on ensuring that their blogs will become competitive amidst the tough competition in the blogosphere. It will have a quick yet intense discussion on building up the foundation of a blogger, which include acquiring the right personal attributes, choosing the right investments, becoming unique and influential, achieving world-class quality and excellence, leveraging SEO and social media marketing, and ensuring consistency.

2:00 – 3:00 Social Media Panel

3:15 – 3:30 BREAK

3:30 – 3:50 Social Media Legal Issues (Atty. JJ Disini)

This session aims to answer legal issues that includes:
1. Use of photos with credit but without consent.
2. Use of photos demonstrating proof of work – but is actually owned by others (and used without consent).
3. Can status messages on social media accounts be used for libel cases?
4. What are the legal responsibilities of  companies and individuals who organize online contest and collect data? If data is misused and found out, what can victims do about it?

4:00 – 4:20 Increasing Health Information Access through Blogging (Alvin Cloyd Dakis)

Health Professionals like doctors, nurses and midwives are the front liners in healthcare. They provide health services directly to their clients. But with the advent of “telemedicine” wherein health & medical services can now be accessed online, how are health professionals gearing themselves to include blogging as their means of educating their clients? How is blogging an essential tool in providing accurate and sound health information of health providers to the general public? How can health professionals maintain patient confidentiality & professional ethics especially when they blog about their experiences or even use social media as their tool? How can blogging help in advancing the issues faced by health professionals?

Raffle of sponsor items, iBlog8 shirts, and group photo shot.

DAY 1 & 2 EMCEES / Co-Host are: Flow Galindez and Rod Magaru.


We are thankful to the following for supporting this event. Major sponsors: UNILAB and McDonald’s Philippines.

Silver sponsors: Villar FoundationTV5, and Kaspersky Lab.

Patron sponsors: Proactiv Solutions Philippines, Sulit.com.ph, and Gizmo Pro Computers and Gadgets.

P.S. We are still looking for sponsors.


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30 to “Get ready: see you at iBlog8!”

  1. Excited to be in iBlog8 and meet other bloggers.

  2. Urban Pinay says:

    Registered. Very interesting topics are covered. This is gonna be my first time to attend a blog seminar, hope to be inspired!

  3. Fred says:

    I wish I could attend. Some of these topics are very interesting!

  4. otep says:

    Wow okay! Ayos libre! ^_^ nagpa register na ako!

  5. Jonna says:

    i was wondering if you’ve received my application on this. i tweeted as well about it. please send confirmation though email. my friend wanted to start blogging and she would like to attend in this once in a blue event. is it the same process of registration?

    • Administrator says:

      Hi Jonna. Kindly visit the registration page. There is a link below the registration form that has the list of registered participants.

      • Lucky says:

        I read After Dark not too long ago – like Sakura, it8#2&17;s not my favourite Murakami, but it is different from the others I’ve read and perhaps more accessible to readers not into his magical realism style. I’m going to look into the others here. My pickings for this challenge are so far a little slim

  6. GDX says:

    Hi! Who can I get in touch with on speaker schedule inquiries? Thank you. :)

    • Administrator says:

      The speaker schedule is already posted in the program. But for further inquiries, contact Janette at http://twitter.com/digitalfilipino

      • Fidelia says:

        Leela, precisely my point. Mine is not to denigrate. However, upon reading you I felt compelled to rise up as it we’re; to strike forth upon those who felt compelled to rise up against us (in turn, as they we’re … before the st);0er.&#822kiKill them all” they cried. Sans pity.

  7. cristi says:

    Wow! Interesting line-up this year. McDo is sponsoring? Bless!

    Looking forward to Carlo Ople’s and Sean Si’s keynotes. :)

  8. Jonna says:

    so excited on this :)see you there fellow bloggers! first timer here :)

  9. Justin says:

    I have already registered.. is there any confirmation e-mail or it is automatically added to the list? Also, on my registration a few days ago, I mentioned that I will be attending on day 1. I want to attend on day 2 as well, so is it possible to register again?

  10. Jab says:

    Excited to learn more from fellow bloggers… Will be bringing newbie blogger friends…

  11. Bien Nonoy says:

    Hi everyone, was surfing the net today and I was quite surprised and excited that my proposed topic was chosen for this summit but I actually received no communication from anyone that I was chosen to give the topic or perhaps I just missed the official invite in my mail. Is there anyone I can contact so I can be oriented on what to do and the objective of the particular session? Thanks (bayenmd@gmail.com)

  12. patotskie says:

    So, where’r the list of registered applicants? Sorry, just making sure.:)

  13. Hi, Janet. I will be out of town on May 25, and won’t be able to make it for my 3:15 PM talk. My trip was confirmed shortly after I submitted my topic for the iblog summit. Kindly remove me from the list? Thank you!

  14. Dianne says:

    Hi! I have just filled up the registration form and the page says that I will be automatically redirected to another page for the confirmation. I don’t know why but I don’t get any confirmation page or anything for the confirmation. I check the list of registered participants if my name is there but it isn’t. Will you send me a confirmation thru e-mail?

  15. lyrahc says:

    Just got registered! I’ll be going to attend this iblog8 along with my brother. Sana may matutunan sya ng bonggang bongga like what I had experienced last year. =)

  16. Leila says:

    Hello! May I know kung kanino magtutweet if di sure na makakapunta? Please tweet me @jo_jiji just in case alam nyo. thank you much :))

    • Lolly says:

      We need another good one with balls like the last one! Oh, wait. Trump is the first and only spkerspeoson (not leader) that we've had in these three years. And we didn't even have to ask him, elect him or pay him; he just stepped up to the plate and started pitching. But, whatever. The voluntary arrival of Trump after the first three years is a sign that there will be another in three more years. 2014 please get here fast!

  17. i’m so excited, i’ll come with my friends!

    • Jailene says:

      The abtiily to think like that shows you’re an expert

    • Nicely done! Unfortunate that such things have to be done at all, but, when it needed to be dealt with, you did, and very well indeed!I suspect, however, that some did have a fair idea of your position; why else did the person in question approach your son about this only when alone with him? Why else approach him at all?Well, it happens, and you handled it. In so doing, you not only made a statement to that person and the family in general, but to your children. Bravo!!

  18. markpogi says:

    I recall registering a few weeks back yet my name was not included. =/

    I hope there would be next year.

  19. JC says:

    Where is this located? Street and corner street and landmarks? Thanks po

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