Tuesday, November 5, 2013

#2LaBS: Laguna Blogging Summit: Tweetup of Social Media Revolutionists

The 2nd Laguna Blogging Summit will be happening on November 14 - 15 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, registration will start at 7am at the Cultural Center of Laguna inside the Provincial Capitol at the Municipality of Santa Cruz. This year, the organizers invited different empowered and powerful influencers from the mainstream media and online who they tagged as Social Revolutionists for showing their advocacies without fear, conveying their voices effectively with action, influencing their communities and by being the representatives of social forces.

The organizers are very happy to announce that Governor Jeorge "ER" Ejercito is always in full support for this historical event. Last year, the #1LaBS trended on Twitterand received more than 700 attendees from different schools such as Laguna State Polytechnic University (LSPU), AMA, STI and UPLB. For this year, De La Salle Zobel from Ayala, Alabang are coming to #2LaBS to learn more about the importance of Online Marketing, effectiveness of Social Media in today’s business, Cybercrime Law, Anti Cyber Bullying, Blogging 101 and why 33% Filipinos are online recently.

According to the former 2nd District of Laguna Board Member and now the new Assistant Secretary General of Philippine Red Cross Neil Andrew Nocon, "The 1st Laguna Blogging Summit last year contributed to the Laguna influx flow of tourist." This statement from the one in charge last time of the Province of Laguna Tourism only proved how effective is Social Media in giving awareness and hitting the right target market.

For this year, different companies’ shows support to the 2nd Laguna Blogging Summit.Greenwich Pizza made possible for the organizers to meet at their different restaurants/outlets in Metro Manila most especially at Philfirst Building at Makati where Greenwich have a conference room. The event first Social Media launch and website launch happened also at Greenwich Pizza Philfirst Building outlet and attended by Philippine Red Cross and Zoomanity Group.

The newly elected 3rd District of Laguna Representative Marisol Aragones shows also her full support to the event. She’s well known as Sol Aragones, the empowered reporter under ABS CBN surely knows the importance of Social Media now in today's advocacy and the fight against corruption which actually proven by the August 26, 2013 Historical Million People March where more Filipinos not only in the Philippines but around the Globe joined forces to show the same interest in fighting corruption where the first call just came from a single Facebook Community Account.

The 2nd Laguna Blogging Summit Final Program and Set of Speakers with their topic;

Program 1st Day November 14, 2013 Thursday:

8:00am- 8:15am Philippine National Anthem

8:15am- 8:20am Opening Remarks -Dr. Nestor De Vera (President- Laguna Science Polytechnic University)

8:20am-8:25am Keynote Speaker- Gov. ER Ejercito (Province of Laguna)

8:25am-9:00am Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas (Social Media Ethics)

9:00am -10:00am Chinkee Tan (Finding your Passion)

10:00am -11:00am Eyriche Cortez (Power Tips For Blogging)

11:00am- 12:00noon Alvin Cloyd Dakis (Bashers in Your Blog: A Survival Guide)

12:00noon- 1:00pm Lunch/Raffle

1:00pm- 1:30pm Rhodora Espiritu (EduBlogging)

1:30pm-2:30pm James Jimenez ( Social Media in Voters Education)

2:30pm- 3:00pm Bert Guevarra (Environment & Social Media)

3:00pm-3:30pm Snacks /Raffle

3:30pm-4:30pm Venzie Crisostomo (Advocacy online/offline)

4:30pm- 5:00pm Janette Toral (Bloggers as Digital Influencers)

Program 2nd Day November 15, 2013 Friday

8:00am- 8:15am Philippine National Anthem

8:15am- 8:20am Opening Remarks Neil Andrew Nocon (Assistant Secretary General- Philippine National Red Cross)

8:20am-8:25am Keynote Speaker Mayora Girlie Ejercito

8:25am -9:00am Dr. Tess Termulo (Health Advocacy)

9:00am- 10:00am Atty. Chris Lao (Anti- Cyber Bullying and Cybercrime Law)

10:00am- 11:00am Ben Francia (Search Engine Optimization)

11:00am- 12:00 noon Art Samaniego (Journalism in the age of Social Media)

12:00 noon- 1:00pm Lunch/Raffle

1:00pm- 2:00pm Pocholo De Leon Gonzales (Branding)

2:00pm- 3:00pm Lloyd Luna (Blogging Inspirational Life Stories)

3:00pm- 3:30pm Raffle and Snacks

3:30pm- 4:00pm John Cueto (Niche)

4:00pm- 4:30pm Carlos Celdran (Why I do, What I do)

4:30pm- 5:00pm Zero Basura Blog Contest Launch under Earth Day Network Philippines & #2LaBS

Oriang at Market Market and 100 Miles Cafe at Taguig and Tiago Progressive Cuisine at Quezon City helped the organizers too by providing the venue and food to some of their meetings while Zoomanity Group, Air Asia, 2GO Travel provides Gift Certificates to be raffled- of for the attendees.

The organizers would like to thank Pro Friends, Gardenia Bakers Philippines, Elabram Systems, Commission on Election (COMELEC), PATAS and Philippine Health Bloggers Society (PHBS) for their invaluable support to make the event possible not to mention our media partners such as Kliping Times, wheninmanila.com, The Tribune Post, Ronda Balita, Royal Cable, Magic Expose, wazzuppilipinas.com, Blog-PH.com, webby thoughts and Manila Channel.

The event hosts are Rod Magaru and Florencio Jusay Jr. Organizers; Grace Bondad Nicolas, Dianne Salonga, Mac Vasquez, Pepi De Leon, Ross Del Rosario, Rod Magaru, Florencio Jusay Jr, Katrina Capili, Odessa Escaler, Cindy Nicolas, Mark Acsay, JayL Aquino, John Cueto, Jojo Busayong, Myrns Roman and Ivan Saldajeno.

For more information;

Official Website : http://www.labsph.com
Twitter: @labsummit #2LaBS
Facebook: Laguna Blogging Summit

Mobile: 09213191471

Monday, November 4, 2013

“iBLOG : A Library Blog Contest for High School Students”

Theme: “Why I Love my Library”
1.       This contest is open to all High School students of DLSZ.
2.       In a blog post, tell us “Why I Love my Library” You can use
·         Photos
·         Videos
·         or anything you like! The more creative, the better!

3.       Mechanics:
·         No amount of words needed
·         Must be placed on a Blogging Site

4.       Criteria: How to win:
Content and Substance - 40%
Creativity - 30%
Relevance to the theme - 30%

5.       Entries should be submitted to rhodora.valdez@dlszobel.edu.ph and should include the following information:
      A subject heading of “iBLOG”
      contest entry URL
      Full name, section, mobile number, and e-mail address

6.       The deadline for the submission of entries is on November 15, 2012 (Friday). All entries will be posted at DLSZ LRC Website and Facebook

7.       A panel of judges will select the winners during the week following the contest’s end. List of winners will be posted at the DLSZ LRC Website, Facebook and Bulletin board.

For more details, visit the High School Learning Resource Center and look for Ms. Rhoda 

National Book Week 2013 at De La Salle Santiago Zobel

The Learning Resource Center of De La Salle Santiago Zobel will  be celebrating the National Book Week on November 12-15, 2013 with the theme : "Libraries : Preservers and Promoters of Culture and Arts” 

Here's the Program and Activities

1. Theme Based Essay Writing Contest

There will be an essay writing contest which will be based on the theme “Libraries: Preservers and Promoters of Culture and Arts” which will be open to all Grade 8 students. Students are encourage to show their writing prowess as they explore how libraries preserve and promote culture and arts. The essay should not exceed 1000 words.

2. Poetry Writing Contest

In coordination with the moderator of Poetry Guild, its members are invited to join the contest. This is to showcase their creativity in the form of a poem. The poem should be anything about reading, books and literacy.

3. Book Fair 2013

The Fair is an exciting way to promote reading, books and lifelong learning among our students. The exhibitors will set up a four day book fair at the following venues: Multipurpose Hall for Lower Grades and St. La Salle Courtyard for Upper Grades and High School. The proceeds of the fair will go to the Center’s projects: Bookmobile and Adopt A Library.

4. Book Talk by Filipino Author ( Meet and Greet )

In coordination with the coordinators of Book Writing and Readers Circle, a talk will be hosted by the LRC to motivate students in order to foster good reading, writing and speaking skills by encouraging self directed learning through reading.

5. Functional Art Contest

In coordination with the Art teacher, the senior level will work on a three dimensional functional art. Specifications: 75% recycled/ found objects; 15% other stuff (size, height, width, length maximum of 6 inches). Only one pair per class is allowed.

6. Filipino Authors Exhibits

The LRC will set up an exhibits in front of the iNook featuring Filipino author’s life and works. Viewers will have a chance to know more the life and works of their local favourite authors.

7. DEAR Day

DEAR stands for Drop Everything And Read. DEAR Day is a special reading day celebration to remind and encourage the lower grades students to make reading a habit. The scheduled time will be coordinated to the advisers concerned. Thus, during the sessions, students may borrow and enjoy reading through book patrol.

8. iBook Talk

iBook is a quick video version by librarians, students and teachers in elementary through high school to entice others to read a particular book. The Readers Circle and Green Bloggers Club will be invited to participate to this particular activity. The best videos can be viewed during the National Book Week celebration at the lower grades and upper grades LRC virtual bulletin board.

9. Digital Storytelling

With the advent of technology, students are encourage to create storytelling in digital format. In coordination with the Bibliophiles’ moderator, the students will create a digital storytelling of their chosen story. Students will use a rubric to guide them in the said project.

10. Comic Illustration

With the proliferation of comic books which are highly popular with the students, LRC will invite a comic illustrator to give insights on how a comic book is created. Students will also experience illustrating a comic book during the event.

11. Comic Reading

There’s a certain nostalgia to reading comic books and flipping the pages. Comics can be good entertainment for our students to think more creatively, to think more deeply and to talk more gently. The invited comic illustrator will read and discuss the material with the participants with the emphasis of the good value of comic reading.

12. Philippine Coffee Table Books

The LRC will set up display of Coffee Table Books in each libraries of DLSZ. The books to be exhibited will be about the Philippines. Library users can browse anytime during their break periods since they are aimed at anyone who might pick the book up for a light read.

13. Film Showing

Target participants of this activity will be the members of Sinesuri, Asian Film Critic and iDream Club. Students will extend their abilities to view effectively in a variety of situations for a variety of purposes:

 View attentively and analytically

 To understand and gather information, to form an opinion, enjoy and appreciate

 Value viewing as a means of learning and enjoyment

14. iBLOG: A Library Blog Contest for High School Students

The contest is open to all High School students of DLSS. In a blog post, tell us "Why I Love my Library". The blog can have photos, videos or anything they like.  Students are encourage to voice out and be proud to tell everyone what's great about the Library. No amount of words needed and it must be placed in a blogging site.

For more information about the DLSZ Learning Resource Center visit the website http://lrc.dlszobel.edu.ph/

Blogapalooza 2013

Many Bloggers are excited on the upcoming event. The launching of the biggest Blogapalooza ever at SMX, SM Aura Taguig on November 16th, 2013.  

Here's what you get as a blogger attending:
  • The latest products / services of different brands that is worth blogging about
  • Network with Businesses that are looking to expand their presence online
  • Samples / Products / Services / GCs for you to try out their brand and give your honest review about it.
  • Find potential advertisers, sponsors and something to feature for your blog!
  • Meet and Network with other Fellow Bloggers.

There's still time to sign up for Blogapalooza to meet businesses out there who are looking for online brand ambassadors and story tellers!

You can sign up here - http://Blogapalooza.WhenInManila.com

See you in Blogapalooza 2013!