Saturday, July 14, 2012

First Laguna Blogging Summit (1LaBS) on August 9 and 10, 2012

The 1st and the biggest Laguna Blogging Summit (#1LaBS) will be on August 9 and 10, 2012 at the Provincial Cultural Center at Santa Cruz, Laguna from 8:00am to 5:00pm and supported by the Laguna Provincial Government under Governor Jeorge "ER" Ejercito, Commission on Election (COMELEC), ALAM (Alab ng mamamahayag) and Philippine Information Agency 4-A(PIA).

#1LaBS is a free event and will present 22 famous speakers from the Philippines and USA with different topics for 20 minutes speaking slot for each. Topics will highlights the importance of Social Media on what they do whether it's about Finance, Environment, Search Engine Optimization, Advocacy, Tourism, Marketing, Public Relations and Education. 


1. 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.

Tony’s baccalaureate degree focused on ethnography, a branch of anthropology that studies and describes contemporary human cultures. Ethnographers capture and communicate “webs of meaning,” defining the interworking of cultures from an inside perspective. This equips Tony with a deep understanding of the culture of social media networks and communities.

Tony holds a master’s degree in counseling from The Pennylvania State University, giving him rich insights into human motivation and behavior. Simply put, Tony knows what consumers want and why. He has used these insights to reshape online customer service practices on two continents. In 2010, Tony opened the first reputation management firm in the Philippines, which was bought out by GeiserMaclang Marketing Communications the following year.

While heading the digital team there, he designed a line of signature social media marketing products that has been used by Ayala Land Corporation, Krispy Kreme, Alaxan, and PSBank, among others. In May of this year he opened Tony Ahn & Co., as part of a new emerging class of agencies: hybrid traditional/digital marketing/PR firms. He’ll be drawing back the curtain and giving an insider view of the business of blogger relations, from an agency perspective.

2. 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.

3. 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."

4. Sonnie Santos

5. 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.

6. 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

7. Atty. Toto Causing

8. King Del Rosario

Social Media Specialist, Marketing & business development professional; incoming MBA student at Globis University in Tokyo. 

9. Jayvee Fernandez

10. Jinkee Umali

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

11. Noel De Guia
PO Industry advocate and Twitter Personality

12. 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. 

13. Senator Richard Gordon

14. Jonel Uy
Social Media specialist

15. Azrael Colladilla 
Social Media specialist

16. Janette Toral

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.

17. James Jimenez

Comelec Spokesperson

18. Wenchie Flores Sabban

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  
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. Jaypee David 

22. Acee Vitangcol

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."

The organizers seeks to promote Laguna in this event and for the different communities to understand the advantages of Social Media. 

Join us and be part of history. Log on to for more details.


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