[dropcap style=”inverted”]I[/dropcap] am pleased to announce that our very own Google Business Group chapter, GBG General Santos has once again topped the rankings of Southeast Asian chapters for 2014 just like in 2013.
GBG is a Google Community composed of volunteers, mostly business people who share a common passion for web technologies in leveraging their businesses or careers. In General Santos, GBG is headed by this author, who acts as its Manager. He was appointed to be its lead by Google in March 2013.
All the GBG chapters worldwide are ranked according to the points they garner from the events they run, based on the reports that the managers submit that also contain the feedback of their participants and results of their activities.
In 2013, GBG Gensan also topped Southeast Asia, and thus affording this author to join the Global GBG Managers Summit in the Googleplex (Google HQ) in Mountain View, California in June 2014. He likewise attended the Google I/O Summit in San Francisco afterwards.
(For more of GBG Gensan, CLICK HERE.)
GBG Gensan’s performance which was based on the quantity and quality of the events it has mounted in 2014 has likewise put it into the TOP 10 GBG Chapters globally, at number seven (7)!
According to Erica Hanson, Google’s Developer Relations Program Manager, Southeast Asia, in describing GBG Gensan’s manager, “Avel puts on great events and even brought the new country manager of Philippines to his last Gday as the keynote speaker – great work!“
This is another testament to the hardworking men and women behind GBG GenSan especially GBG Gensan Co-Managers Orman Manansala, Alexis Chua, Erwin Bantilan and Job Oberio; GBG Women Lead Chiclet Rillo; and mentors Rap Gregorio, Jose Laurence Erojo, Ariel Lalisan (GEG Sarangani Lead), Liezl Oberio, Ms. Michelle Solon and Nanardz Navarro together with Working Core Members Gem Tadefa, Ric and Sheng Dumalay, Gwyn Palima, Cristine Cloma, Farhannah Pangonotan, Anthon Delizo, Marrel de Pedro, Poppy Rillo, Paula de Pedro, Isagani Meliton, Prexus Pia, Giano Daliva, Mark Dave Manansala and Mr. Marz Bendol.
To all of them and to our countless of volunteers and participants of our events since we started in March 2013, our deepest thanks.
We are also indebted to our Googler mentors Erica Hanson, Aileen Apolo, Chelle Gray, Jerome Locson, Philip Tanpoco, Franz Sarmiento, Gail Tan and Google Phils Country Lead Ken Lingan plus the support of Google GBG and GDG Leads Anne Olvido, Dulce Lada, Vince Gabor, Vanj Padilla, Josan Astrid Dometita, Angel Abella, Andrew dela Serna, Lyle Santos, Bernie Arellano, Brendel Balaga, Ruben Licera, Kathy Sy- Yap, Ros Juan, Johnn Mendoza, Maricar Dabao and Yen de Felipe, etc., together witn Google Evangelist extraordinaire Herald Uy de Baron.
Our gratitude also goes out to our partners in 2014, SM City General Santos, SMART #LiveMore, Dolefil, Greenleaf Hotel, MP Princess Digital Printers, Ice Castle Experience Hotel, Microtel, Red Trellis Seafood Garden (Valley High), Ranchero Nuevo at SM, HUB 88, STI Gensan, AMA CLCC Gensan, the Governor’s Office (Governor & First Lady Steve Solon) of Sarangani, the City Mayor’s Office (Mayor Ronnel C. Rivera) of General Santos and the Sox Bloggers.
Please note that GBG Gensan mounted two of the biggest GDays gatherings in 2014, the GDays Gensan (Season 1) in May and GDays Gensan (Season 2) that both gathered about 400 participants each.
Below then, is the Top 20 Ranking of the GBG Chapters in Southeast Asia. Kudos to GBG Davao, GBG Baguio, GBG Angeles, GBG Cagayan de Oro, GBG San Juan, GBG Mandaue, GBG Pangasinan, GBG Iloilo and GBG Dagupan for making it to this Top 20 list, too. Mabuhay kayong lahat!
|1||GBG General Santos||Philippines||1657|
|5||GBG Petaling Jaya||Malaysia||1152|
|6||GBG Kuala Lumpur||Malaysia||1150|
|8||GBG Cagayan De Oro||Philippines||774|
|10||GBG San Juan||Philippines||672|
|12||GBG Phnom Penh||Cambodia||628|
|14||GBG Preah Sihanouk||Cambodia||469|
|20||GBG Khon Kaen||Thailand||382|
Finally, we are sharing the Top 10 Worldwide ranking of the GBG Chapters from all over the world in 2014.
|7||GBG General Santos||Philippines||1657|
Congratulations to GBG Gensan and to all who made this possible. Looking forward to more Googley and life-changing events (workshops, meetups, mapups, summits) in 2015!
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