Sunday, July 28, 2013

2nd Laguna Blogging Summit: Social Revolutionist

Get ready for another Social Event coming soon! Laguna Blogging Summit This time it is FIERCER, BIGGER and BOLDER!

The 2nd Laguna Blogging Summit 2013 will be this coming October 15 and 16 and will start at 8am to 5pm at the Cultural Center of Laguna which is located at the Municipality of Santa Cruz, the capital town of the province of Laguna under Governor Jeorge "ER" Ejercito.

This is the 2nd time Laguna will have this big event about Social Media and Digital Marketing which according to the organizers is to promote also the Tourism of Laguna and for Lagueno to become more educated and aware, thus it bringings experts and notable speakers who are successful in their fields and advocating information.

The theme this year is Social Revolutionist, a theme appropriate for what's happening today. People are not only using Social Media to promote their products or services or just to hook up with their friends, they are also using it for political campaigns, advocacies and even finding a job. Social Media revolution is happening and we can see people gathering like-minded individuals to form a group with same beliefs and with the use of Social platforms like Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn and continuing it offline. There are so many professionals and advocacy groups right now who are formed from Facebook accounts and benefited from it. We are bringing these experts to Laguna and we are hoping my fellow Lagueno will learn from them." According to Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas, the lead organizer of this event.

More or less 700 attendees are expected to attend per day. Last year, total of 1500 participants which were composed of Students, Professors, bloggers and media practitioners enjoyed, experienced and became more aware about the advantage of Digital Marketing, Social Media and Branding.

"This year, we added a new set of speakers like Carlos Celdran who is the new Manila Chief of Tourism, we are expecting that he will share his knowledge, expertise and experience of the effectiveness of Social Media in Tourism and him being the man who won a lot of awards because of his advocacy." Nicolas said.

This year, notable and famous speakers again are supporting the Laguna Blogging Summit, to name a few, they are Janette Toral, Alvin Cloyd Dakis, James Jimenez, Randell Tiongson, Pocholo De Leon Gonzales, Lloyd Luna and Eyriche Cortez.

" There's nothing more remarkable gesture these days than seeing collaborative efforts in flesh that made 1Labs possible. In a generation where Internet is no longer a source of pleasure but a source of information that can improve the lives of those who use it, such an event is commendable. 1Labs was a gathering of like-minded individuals whose passion for innovation is core and commitment to move the people closer to the wonder of technologies is evident."-- Motivational Blogger, Speaker, and Author Lloyd Luna of

"1LABS was a blast! I learned so much from both the speakers and the participants, that I think this should be a model of social media engagement for other local governments to follow. To make a long story short, I can't wait for the next one!" --COMELEC Director James Jimenez

Organizers would like to thank the following sponsors and partners; Province of Laguna under Governor "ER" Ejercito, Governors Office, Chief of Staff Carlos F.Dolendo, Philippine Red Cross Assistant Secretar General Neil Andrew Nocon, Gardenia Bakers Philippines Inc., Air Asia, Commission on Elections, Café Lupe, 100 Miles Cafe, Cafe De Bonifacio, Oriang, Greenwich, Mac Carranz International Corp, Melbas Farm, Andrew Grace Home Builders, Casa Alegria Condotel, Galiliea Events Place, Zoomanity Group, Kliping Times,,, The Tribune Post, Wazzup Pilipinas,, Ronda Balita, Manila Channel and Magic Expose.

For more information about the 2nd Laguna Blogging Summit, please contact the lead organizer, Miss Grace Bondad Nicolas, at mobile number 09213191471. You may also e-mail her at

The event website is

Monday, July 22, 2013

National Children's Book Day 2013 at DLSZ : Day 4

Superheroes, Pirates, Cowboys, Princesses, Prince, Disney Characters and many more were seen at De La Salle Zobel’s annual book character parade which was held on July 18, 2013.

Librarians and students from Pre-Kinder and Kinder once again dressed up as characters from their favorite books and marched in the parade which began on the Vaugirard (Pre-Kinder to Kindergarten hall) to first grade to third grade  hall and into the Lower Grades Learning Resource Center. 

The parade ended with everyone who participated in the parade enjoying storytelling from the Make Believe Productions.

Check out the pictures of all the wonderful, creative costumes and check out the librarians who dressed up as Iron Man and Bumblebee! NCBD @ DLSZ





Reading is FUN according to IRON MAN and BUMBLE BEE

Friday, July 19, 2013

National Children's Book Day 2013 at DLSZ : Day 3

Here's the Day 3 activities of National Children's Book Day at De La Salle Zobel

Stone Printing
Stone Printing (A print lifting and image transferring process) where kids can lift and transfer printed images from comics, brochures, magazines, etc.

Alex Manabat of Thought Factory

Crystal Lamination
An art demonstration is conducted where students learn how to compose a collage art which will incorporate pictures, print cutouts  drawings, stickers, etc. 

Finger Puppet Making

Pupils learn how a finger puppet is made. Actual puppet making sessions is given per class. Pupils also taught basic finger puppetry techniques. 

For more information on our NCBD activities read my post 

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Seminar-Forum on RDA for School Libraries

Seminar-Forum on RDA

The Philippine Association of School Librarians, Inc.(PASLI), in cooperation with the Rizal Library, Ateneo de Manila University, is inviting you to the seminar-forum on ‘RDA for School Libraries’ on August 30, 2013 at the Rizal Library, Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Road, Quezon City from 8:00am to 12:00pm. A benchmarking tour of the Rizal Library, Ateneo Grade school and High school libraries  shall follow at 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

  • For more information on Philippine Association of SchoolLibrarian,visit their blog  PASLI 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

National Children's Book Day 2013 at DLSZ : Day 2

Here's the Day 2 activities of National Children's Book Day 2 at De La Salle Santiago Zobel.


National Children's Book Day is not only for the children but also for grown-ups too! In DLSZ, not only students are coming to the book fair, even their parents visited too! 

Proceeds of this activity will go to the Adopt-a Library project of the LRC.


An on-the-spot trivia questions is posted at the Book Fair Venues. Special prizes await pupils who will give the correct answer.

Trivia for the day


Based on this year’s theme “Basa, mga Kapatid”, a poster making contest. This activity aims to highlight the artistic talent of the pupils from the Lower grades. 

 For more information on our NCBD activities read my post DLSZ LRC celebrates National Children's Book Day 2013

Monday, July 15, 2013

MUNPARLAS Seminar-Workshop on Information Literacy

The MUNPARLAS (Muntinlupa, Parañaque, Las Piñas) Library Association,
Inc., a SEC registered organization of librarians is organizing a seminar
entitled “HIGH IMPACT INFOLIT SERVICE & TEACHING PROGRAMS ACROSS LIBRARY TYPES” July 19, 2013, Friday, from 8:00 AM-5:00 PM at the De la Salle Zobel School, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City.  

The registration fee is One thousand pesos (Php1,000.00) inclusive of snacks, lunch, kit and certification.

For more details, you may contact any of the officers of MUNPARLAS Library Association, Inc. and/or register online in advance through 

INFO-LIT POWER PACKAGES on July 19, 2013 @ De la Salle Zobel School

Here's the invitation in PDF format MUNPARLAS invitation

National Children's Book Day 2013 at DLSZ : Day 1

The Learning Resource Center of De La Salle Zobel celebrates 30th National Children’s Book Day. Ooops… we are not only celebrating it for just one day… but...we are celebrating it for the entire week (July 15-19, 2013)! Isn't it fun?!

Here's our activities for Day 01: 

Books, books and a lot of children’s books! 
Fully Booked set up a five day book fair activity at the following venues: 
*Multi-Purpose Hall for the Lower Grades; and 
*CPA Lobby for Upper Grades and High School. 
Proceeds of this activity will go to the Adopt-a Library project of the learning Resource Center (LRC).

Bro.Bernie talks with the students of DLSZ before the opening of the bookfair

Bro.Bernie with mascots BroLee and Archer

Mr.Jay Diola announces the NCBD activities to the students
Cutting of Ribbon (Basket full of books + balloons)

 students flocked the bookfair

boys obviously love graphic novels

 CAUGHT READING! Ms. Suzette Balgos found her book!

CAUGHT READING! Bro.Bernie reading a book. I wonder what it is? 

DLSZ faculty, staff and librarians

with Archer and BroLee!

Students were treated with different storytelling session by Ms. Zarah Gagatiga. The kids adore her so much! She is energetic and emotive. She is engaging as she draws listeners into the story and makes them hang on her every word. 

Ms.Zarah Gagatiga with Grade 1 students
The energetic and emotive Ms.Zarah Gagatiga

Grade 1 students listens attentively to Ms. Zarah Gagatiga

Students here are having FUN! READING IS FUN! FUN! FUN!

That’s all for today. I’ll update you on our Day 2 Activities tomorrow! :)

For more information on our activities read my post DLSZ celebrates National Children's Book Day 2013