The local blogging scene is very active in the Philippines as evidenced by numerous blogger meetups and events. One of these events that Pinoy bloggers look forward to each year, is the annual Philippine Blogging Summit which is now on its fifth year. iBlog5 or the 5th Philippine Blogging Summit is organized by the University of the Philippine’s College of Law.
Morning session: (some can be sponsored talk)
9:00 – 9:20 – Blogging 101 (Micaela Rodriguez and AJ Matela)
9:30 – 9:50 – Photo Blogging 101 (Faith Salazar and Fritz Tentativa)
10:00 – 10:15 – Break
10:15 to 10:35 – Video Blogging 101 (Azrael Coladilla and Kring Elenzano)
10:45 – 11:05 – Mobile Blogging 101 (Edwin “Ka Edong” Soriano)
11:15 – 11:35 – Do’s and Don’ts of Blogging 101 (Benj Espina and Juned Sonido)
11:45 – 12:05 – Blog Promotion & Traffic Generation Strategies 101 (Winston Almendras and Coy Caballes)
12:05 – 1:00 – Lunch break
1:00 – 1:20 – Legal issues in Blogging
1:30 – 2:30 – Preparing Bloggers for the 2010 Elections
- COMELEC on Blogging & Bloggers (Dir. James Jimenez, COMELEC-EID Director)
- Citizen Journalism for the 2010 Elections (Oliver Robillo, NAMFREL Chairman – Davao City)
- The Bloggers Election Handbook project release (Janette Toral)
2:40 – 3:30 – Blog Advertising Situation in the Philippines (Laszlo Lim, Business Development Head – Yehey, Jayvee Fernandez and Eric Ramirez)
3:30 – 3:45 – Break
3:45 – 4:45 – Blogging to the Next Level (Fitz Villafuerte and Anton Diaz)
4:45 – 5:00 – Raffle & Group picture taking
7:00 PM onwards – After-Event Party (sponsored)
The 5th Philippine Blogging Summit will be held on May 9th, 2009 at the Malcolm Theater, UP College of Law, UP Diliman Quezon City, Philippines. The event will run from 8 AM to 5 PM. iBlog5 is open to all Pinoy bloggers and registration is FREE. Register here.
I wish there were blogging events like these when I was still in the Philippines. If you’re a Pinoy blogger, this event is for you so make you don’t miss it. You’ll learn lots of stuff, meet other Pinoy bloggers and make friends/connections. Anyways, all the best to all the speakers, organizers and staff of the 5th Philippine Blogging Summit. I’m pretty sure the event will be a huge success.