(With updates for more MBS1 sponsors from Blogie)I registered as participant-to be No. 30 for the First Mindanao Bloggers’ Summit on October 27, 2007. Though it is still a long way to go, about three months and I couldn’t project work sked yet as of now, I hope I’ll have leeway because it falls on a Saturday.
It is important to gather bloggers from around Mindanao for updates, issues and trends in blogging as well as relevant issues on Mindanao. When the bloggers meet and the “industry leaders” are also present, I’m sure there are many things that could transpire.
Aside from the party and talks, the event will surely become a stream for new ideas that will benefit Mindanao.
The theme selected was: Spotlight Mindanao:Blogging for Culture, Identity & Understanding.
27 October 2007 (Saturday)Time: 1:30 to 6:00 P.M. Venue: 4th Floor, NCCC Mall, Ma-a, Davao City.
As early as now, congratulations to the organizers for a brilliant invention!
Thanks also to:
I’m taking this opportunity to thank all those who voted for Istambay sa Mindanao in the old poll at the www.davaoblogscom. Now that it has been taken out, I can have my say about it.
I am grateful for the support shown by the random voters and thank Blogie Robillo for considering ISM in the list.
Honestly, to be included in the list is already an honor. The other two blogs in the options were definitely far, far better in content, form, and coverage. I’m sure they are the real winners.
I was surprised when I found at least half of the estimated 60 bloggers who spent time to vote selected Istambay.
Thank you! Salamat gyud! Read More…
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launching of the “Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV
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