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.
I should join these types of events .Davao anyone?
@Julius – Oh really? Sorry to hear that. Well you can subscribe to my RSS feeds so that next time I blog about the next iBlog summit or any blogging event, you’ll know about it. There’ll be more blogging events so I’m sure you’ll have more chances to attend them soon. :)
Sayang naman ngayon ko lang nabasa ito. It seems nice to attend to gatherings like this and meet up with fellow pinoy bloggers. Sana meron pa ulit and sana maka-attend ako. :)
@elmot – Did you get to attend iBlog5? I’m not sure if Jan would be able to attend blogging events in Manila. Anyways, he should be able or try to attend the Philippine Blog Awards in Visayas that’s coming in October. :)
hope to be there too… excited to see all bloggers, but i hope jan will be there, but that would mean crossing the sea off mindoro
@Roy – So where you able to attend this event?
Looking forward to this event… my first blogging event as well
@Janette – You’re welcome! Glad I could share and promote this event in my blog. :)
Thank you for spreading the word about iBlog5 Jaypee. I very much appreciate it. =)
@loy – Oh I see. Well if you’re gonna save up for a blogging, it should be for WordCamp Philippines. I believe is gonna be held this coming September which means you have several more months to save up for it. Hehe :D
@Acne Treatments – Amen to that! :D
@jhay – Finally! You definitely should attend. With all the blogger meetups and events happening there in the Philippines, you should take advantage of it. Of course, you shouldn’t miss this year’s WordCamp Philippines. :P
Oh yeah, don’t forget to blog about it and post photos, ok?
I’m attending as well. This time around, it’s for real! :P
@ceblogger – That’s good! I’m sure it won’t be your last and I’m sure you’re gonna have fun and learn lots of stuff. :)
I would love to join but I’m so far away (Bohol). Gotta save up for it. :lol:
I'll be there. it would be my first blog meet up.