Thursday, June 21, 2012

1st Laguna Blogging Summit

The First Laguna Blogging Summit is an open event for the Pinoy Social Media/Blogging community and will be held on August 3, 2012 and August 4, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m at Trace College and at the University of the Philippines, Los Banos, Laguna.

For the past years, events like this has become a highly-anticipated interaction venue where famous and upcoming Pinoy bloggers give informative talks. More than 300 bloggers from all over the country make time to attend events like this and with 26 municipalities and 4 cities from the province of LAGUNA, we're expecting more.

According to COMELEC Spokesman James Jimenez " A historical event."

For this event, we already have FAMOUS and notable confirmed speakers who are making a difference in their own way. Here's the Final set of speakers;

Keynote Speech: TONY AHN
Tony Ahn’s unique blend of education and experience makes him one of the most highly sought after digital marketing consultants in Asia.

1. RANDELL TIONGSON, RFP® is an advocate of Life & Personal Finance
- Director of the Registered Financial Planner Institute Philippines
- Columnist, Philippine Daily Inquirer
- Columnist for Moneysense Magazine
- Columnist for E-Life
- Adviser, Blas F. Ople Policy Center; in-charge of financial literacy advocacy for OFW’s
- 20+ years of experience in the Financial Service Industries – Banking, Mutual Funds & Insurance.
- Moneysense 12 Most Influential People in Personal Finance
- Former Columnist for the Business Mirror
- Host of the Cable TV Show Money Talks (Cebu)
- Management Consultant
- Featured speaker for educational institutions like the Asian Institute of Management, Ateneo, De La Salle, Mapua University, University of Santo Tomas, De La Salle, University of the Philippines, Polytechnic University, Miriam College etc. and various conferences, companies and organizations.
Appears as a resource person for various TV shows like TV Patrol, Bandila, 700 Club Asia, Mornings at ANC, Shoptalk, Business Nightly, Light Talk, Sis, Umagang Kay Ganda, Unang Hirit, Aksyon TV, News to Go, GNN, Talk Back, Chink+, Magbago Tayo, Oplan Asenso, Radyo 5, TV 5, etc.
- Speaker/Trainer – Go Negosyo (Angelpreneur)
- Entrepreneur

2. Charles P. "CARLOS" CELDRAN (born November 10, 1972) is a Manila tour guide, cultural activist, and performing artist. Growing up in Dasmariñas Village, Makati, Philippines, he began his art career at age 14 as a cartoonist for a local Manila newspaper, enrolling at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1991, where he began working in performance art. After university, he moved to New York City, where he lived an openly bisexual lifestyle. It was there that he first witnessed the effect of HIV on the queer community, which eventually led to his reproductive health activism in the Philippines. He continued his career in the performing arts, interning as a production assistant with the Blue Man Group and later working for other performing arts groups as a set designer and/or director. By 2000, Celdran was working as an assistant directors of the Heritage Conservation Society, a non-profit organization working towards preserving historical architecture. There he gained experience in directing historical tours, which set the stage for the launch of his own tour company "Walk This Way" in 2002. In 2005 he became the owner/director of an art exhibition space called The Living Room.

is an advocate, feminist, activist, heritage conservation enthusiast, writer, restaurateur, unschooled interior designer, mother, and grandmother rolled into one. Beth heads the Democratic Socialist Women of the Philippines (DSWP) and holds leadership positions in other NGOs.

4. NOEMI LARDIZABAL DADO is a prominent blogger, a new media publisher, and internet entrepreneur.
Dado obtained her secondary schooling at St. Theresa's College, Cebu City, and her undergraduate degree at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, where she became a college council head of the College of Home Economics in 1977. In 1983 she graduated with a Master's degree in Business Administration from the Ateneo de Manila Graduate School of Business.
She started her career at Melleco Foods Corporation as the production and quality control food supervisor for the Van Melle candy line. She worked as a research associate for the UP Institute for Small Scale Industries before becoming an independent real estate broker as president of Lardizabal Development Corporation. In December 2002 she established Globalized Ecommerce Online Solutions which specializes in affordable webhosting services for small and medium-scale businesses.

Chuckie Dreyfus is a Philippine movie actor whose movie-acting career started in 1984 at the early age of 9. He has already won acting awards from Famas, Metro Manila Film Festival and Film Academy of the Philippines.

After roughly 15 years of being away from the limelight and behind the camera, Chuckie has finally made a serious comeback – joining GMA-7′s hit reality show, “Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Doubles Showdown” as a castaway which aired from 2011 till early 2012.

6. James Jimenez

Comelec Spokesperson

7. Juned Sonido- President, Philippine Blog Awards

8. Wenchie Flores Sabban- Congress Chief of Staff and writer

9. Jaypee David- Travel and Food blogger and named by Meet Manila 

"Empowered traveller"

10. Jinkee Umali- Founder and Digital Publisher of Calamba Online - www.calamba-online.comand Live Life Fullest –, Jinkee Umali is an I.T. practitioner by profession for almost a decade that runs and owns a family business, VirtualBIZ – www.virtualbizph.comwhich focus in developing e-commerce, business websites and blogs.

11. Noel De Guia- BPO Industry advocate and Twitter Personality

12. King Del Rosario - Social Media Specialist, Marketing & business development professional; incoming MBA student at Globis University in Tokyo. 

13. Enzo Luna- Publisher of Juan Manila Express; Editor-in-Chief for Social Plus Magazine (digital magazine); A Blogger, Photographer, Traveler and Social Media/Events Specialist. 

14. James Betia- 2012 Globe Tatt Awards Finalist and a travel blogger

15. Azrael Coladilla- Social Media specialist 

16. Jonel Uy- Social Media specialist

17. Janette Toral- a book author, publisher and social media expert and the woman behind the the success of all eight IBlog Philippine Blogging Summit that's yearly held at University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.

18. Acee Vitangcol- Digital Strategist under ABS-CBN

19. Alvin Cloyd Dakis- National President & Chief Executive Officer
Alliance of Young Nurse Leaders & Advocates International Inc., Health Committee ChairpersonNational Anti-Poverty Commission, Youth & Students Sector, Office of the President and NCR Health Council Chairperson of the EDSA People Power Commission under the Office of the President.

20. Fitz Villafuerte- Fitz Gerard Villafuerte is a civil engineer who decided to quit the
corporate world back in 2003 to pursue entrepreneurship. Currently, he owns and manages several small and medium enterprises, but mostly enjoys his time trading forex and investing in the stock market while travelling around the country. His blog called Ready To Be Rich, which has already won award. An international finance publication, Wise Bread, has likewise ranked his website as among the Top 100 Personal Finance blogs in the world.

21.  DEAN JORGE BOCOBO - Publisher and Blogger under the Rizalist Press. The newly ordained Knights of Rizal is also the grandson of the first Dean of College of Law from The University of the Philippines at Diliman with the same namesake and who translated Dr. Jose P. Rizal Noli Me Tangere from Tagalog to English. Dean was a co host of now USEC Manolo Quezon Political TV Show "The Explainer."


Laguna is a province of the Philippines found in the CALABARZON region in Luzon. Its capital is Santa Cruz which is under now by Governor ER Ejercito and the province is located southeast of Metro Manila, south of the province of Rizal, west of Quezon, north of Batangas and east of Cavite. Laguna almost completely surrounds Laguna de Bay, the largest lake in the country. The province acquired its name from the Spanish word lago, which means lake or lagoon. The city with the highest population (based on 2010 census) is Calamba City, while the least population is the Municipality of Famy.

Laguna is notable for being the birthplace of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, the country's national hero. Laguna is also famous among tourists for the Pagsanjan Falls under Mayor Maita Gomez, the University of the Philippines campus and the hot spring resorts in Los Baños under Mayor Ton Genuino and Calamba City under Mayor Joaquin Chipeco Jr. on the slopes of Mount Makiling, Pila Town Plaza, Taytay Falls, Majayjay, the wood carvings and papier mache created by the people of Paeté, the turumba of Pakil,The Tsinelas footwears in Liliw, the Pandan Festival of Luisiana, the Seven Lakes of San Pablo City (San Pablo City is the first city in the province) and Hidden Valley Springs in Calauan.

For years, Blogging Conference or Summit were held in different parts of the country but not in Laguna. The objective of this event is to bring to the south the best speakers in the Philippines to make Laguna aware about the advantages and benefits of Social Media. This is also one way to PROMOTE TOURISM and that it's really more fun in the Philippines and Laguna is one place to spend the fun due to its relaxing weather, hot spring resorts and sweetest tropical fruits. 


Laguna Blogging Summit
1st Laguna Blogging Summit 


1LaBS (LagunaBloggingSummit)


Emcees: Rod Magaru, Florencio Junsay Jr. and Ivan Salandeja

Media Partners:
Kliping Times

In cooperation with: Municipality of Los Banos, Andrew Grace Home Builders, Do it right advocacy, Melba's Farm, OneA events center, Cafe Lupe, Hidden Hills Farm, Mac Graphic Carranz International Corp., TaG Media and Public Relations, KC Catering.

Thanks to Tony Ahn & Co. for sponsoring this event. 

This event is still looking for sponsors. Call or text 09213191471 or email to

Call for SPONSORS: 1st Laguna Social Media/Blogging Summit sponsorship packages

We are extending a special low cost opportunity for your company to support this major event for the blogging community. INCREASE your VISIBILITY through this one-of-a-kind event. Social Media revolution is happening now. 

We encourage interested sponsors to call up as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact Grace Bondad Nicolas at 0921-319-1471 or


Because this is the first Laguna Social Media/Blogging Summit and is a non-profit event, all fees would be requested to be made payable to Grace Bondad Nicolas, the organizer of this event and in turn issue the corresponding acknowledgement receipt.

GOLD SPONSOR PACKAGE (Php 60,000.00) –

*Keynote address during the morning or afternoon session
*1 Table space
*2 Streamers posted at the event
*Collateral material included in the participants’ kit
*Logo inclusion in streamers and posters
*Announcement on Radio
*One year logo advertisement at the official website, Facebook Pages and Blogs

*1 Table space
*1 streamer posted at the event
*Collateral material included in the participants’ kit
*Logo inclusion in streamers and posters
*Announcement on Radio
*One year logo advertisement at the official website, Facebook Pages and Blogs

PATRON PACKAGE (Php 15,000.00) 

*Collateral material included in the participants’ kit
*Logo inclusion in streamers and posters
*Announcement on Radio
*One year logo advertisement at the official website, Facebook Pages and Blogs

We encourage interested sponsor to call up as soon as possible for this is also the BIGGEST blogging event that will happen in Laguna. 

About the organizer:


took her Masters in Management Major in Engineering Management (MMEM) at Colegio De San Juan De Letran, Calamba City with only two minor subjects left to graduate. She works at Andrew Grace Home Builders as a Project Engineer for multiple constructions at CALABARZON area since 2006 up to present and an eligible Building Contractor under the University of the Philippines at Los Banos, Laguna. As the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Regional Media Coordinator since February 2012 for CALABARZON, she met different kinds of people and understand the need of the society which is AWARENESS, thus it is one of her advocacy and why we are planning this event, in order for the community to know and be aware about LAGUNA and for that, we are expecting them to be more knowledgeable.

As a speaker for different Blogging Conferences/Summit, she finds that Social Media is happening already, a revolution and evolution from the mainstream media. In just 1 single click, a blogger could INFLUENCE, ENCOURAGE AND EMPOWER multiple or group of people anywhere in this world. The REVOLUTION AND EVOLUTION is happening now.

She is a columnist under Kliping Times which is circulating in Region 4A and in which her blog ( is featured every week and was the finalist under two categories (Bloggers Choice Award and Advocacy award) at the Philippine Blog Awards last year that happened at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium at RCBC Plaza, Makati City. Her articles are published to different newspapers including at the Manila Bulletin.

She is a Writer/Contributor under and Mulat Pinoy, two of the best online magazines that seeks to give transparent news and commentaries for the Filipinos. An advocate of Human Rights and organizer of different seminars about Climate Change, Health, Good Governance and feeding programs.

Thank You and More Power,

Grace Bondad Nicolas

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