At first glance, the thought of initiating a worldwide event is like a vagary. People are raising their eyebrows, some are pessimistic, and some don’t even give a deal. The main point here is that, we successfully initiated something which would result to a global impact later on. We don’t need to expect a lot because this is the first, and though we have some failures, we surely can learn from it.
I wanted to congratulate Cebu Bloggers Society Inc. for successfully launching the very first World Bloggers’ Day event at Parkmall Cebu just a while ago. It’s actually the very first time that all blogging communities around the Philippines made representations for each group.
The event started with an Invocation led by Willand Cuna (CBS member), followed by a welcome address by Miss Ma. Carla Estella, PR Officer of Parkmall, Cebu. This was followed by the presentation of the blogging communities from around the Phillippines by Mark Monta, founder of Cebu Bloggers Society Inc.. Three blogging communities sent in their presentations: Manila Bloggers’ Network (headed by Azrael Coladilla), SOCKSARGEN Bloggers (headed by Avel Mananzala), and Davao Bloggers (headed by Ria Jose). And, of course, Cebu Bloggers Society Inc. had also presented a short AVP about their organization.
After the blogging community presentations, Mark Monta presented the newly elected CBSI officers to the public. The following are Cebu Bloggers Society Inc.’s newly elected officers.
President - Vernon Joseph Go VP for Content Management - Michelle Louise Maglasang VP for Corporate Affairs - Agnes E. Jimenez VP for Education - Jerry Gervacio VP for Marketing - Michael Sinjin Pineda VP Membership - Clarence Andrew Mongado VP for Ways and Means - Mark Monta Treasurer - Bryan Karl Yuson Secretary - Wilhelmina Sarawi Auditor - Jorich Ponio BOTs for Special Projects - Gerrymie Tampus - Guada Conception Esmena - Mark Alessandrew Abitona - Prince Ryan Gilig - Ruben Licera Jr. Ombudsman/Legal Counsel - Atty. Ethelbert Ouano
The presentation of officers was then followed by the unveiling of Parkmall’s monthly blogging contest. Agnes Jimenez, the Events Coordinator, presented the contest’s guideline and mechanics. This blogging competition is open to all Cebu-based bloggers.
The bloggers then enjoyed a sumptuous dinner prepared by Parkmall’s best food tenants. The event ended with the awarding of the blogger of the day, the one with the best cast-away outfit, and a closing remark by CBSI’s new president, Mr. Vernon Joseph Go.
A lot of raffle prizes were also given during the event. By the way, Ricky dela Cruz of Rabsing.com, won the best cast-away outfit contest. Atty. Ethelbert Ouano and Doyzkie Buenaviajie were the men of the event (emcees). Thanks a lot to Parkmall’s Marketing Team, headed by Madam Judith Letty Sellner for the major support and sponsorship.
N.B.: Before ending this post, I would also want to give special thanks to the special team behind World Bloggers’ Day’s online launching.
Graphics and Design - Jim Villaflores Press Release - Bert Padilla Post & RSVP - Michelle Louise Maglasang Article - Milafel Hope Dacanay Wikipedia Release - Jerry Gervacio (to be published later) Others - Mark Monta, Agnes Jimenez
Photos will follow later.