It’s less than 40 hours before the biggest eyeball of bloggers and online writers/publishers in Mindanao so you could just imagine how jittery we are, being the organizers of Blogfest Soccsksargen 2.0.
It’s been a short 3 months of organizing and planning and on Saturday, November 26, 2011, people will have a chance to find out if we made the right decision in following up the first Blogfest which we conducted almost a year ago in December 2010.
We are certain however that judging from the # of bloggers who registered online coming from all over the island of Mindanao, we are in for a full house. We were only planning to accept 100 registrants but had to re-open the sign-up for a couple of times due to numerous requests and pleas from late-comers (sooo Pinoy).
We are very grateful to the generous personalities who will be sharing their insights based on the simple yet timely theme “The Emergence of Blogs & Social Media“. They could have given us the run-around when we first invited them but no. Ever so graciously, they immediately accepted the offer to meet and hobnob with the bloggers of Soccksargen or South Central Mindanao and her neighbors. Until now, we could hardly believe our luck.
Where else then can you find these internet stalwarts and social media experts in one roof: Multiply Phils Country Manager Jack Madrid, essayist and blogger Undersecretary Manuel L. Quezon III, Video Blogger and TV/Commercial Director Mae Paner aka Juana Change, GMA News & Public Affairs Anchor/Producer Raffy Tima, Mindanao-based American internet entrepreneur Bob Martin, Techie Mayor Darlene Antonino-Custodio of GenSan, Google Asia-Pacific‘s Aileen Apolo-de Jesus, Advocacy Blogger Flow Galindez of ABS-CBN, Superstar Tech Blogger Abe Olandres and Cynthia Cook, Deputy Press Attache of the US Embassy?
We couldn’t have pulled it off however without the assistance of our Co-Presentors, local companies and CSR leader Dolefil, Sagittarius Mines Incorporated and the ever-supportive SMART. Not to mention the help being extended by Gold Sponsors AirPhil Express, ACLC College, the GSC Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the local government of General Santos City, and the Department of Trade & Industry -12, Official Hotel SunCity Suites and Sarangani Highlands.
So all those who registered already at the SoxBloggers Site and are getting ready for Mindanao’s Funnest Eyeball of Bloggers, we are proud to give you the Official Programme of the Blogfest Soccsksargen 2.0.
We are encouraging the delegates to bring their laptops and tablets and mobiles. SunCity Suites, the Blogfest Sox 2.0 venue will be equipped with FREE WI-FI powered of course by SMART.
By the way, we are raffling off a Round-Trip Ticket to any Philippine destination courtesy of AirPhil Express at the Blogfest Grand Raffle Draw.
Good luck bloggers and kita-kits sa GenSan for the Blogfest Soccsksargen 2.0! For more info, log on to www.Blogfestsox.com.
Following the Blogfest Sox 2.0 is the strictly-invitational glamorous Awards Night of the Philippine Blog Awards for Mindanao 2011 at the East Asia Royale Hotel starting at 7:00pm. If you are a nominee or an invitee, please make sure to be in your best SMART CASUALS.