Almost three years after five bloggers met up at Coffee Club 101 for the first time to discuss plans on organizing a local group of same-minded individuals in South Central Mindanao, which they christened as the Soccsksargen Bloggers, their official new logo is now finally out.
[quote1] Designed by blogger Alexis Chua, a fresh graduate of the Mindanao State University-GenSan who hails from the balmy hills of Tupi, South Cotabato, the logo is a simple rendering of the name in black & white Bold Century Gothic font.
A blurb describing the group “Mindanao’s Funnest” was added to aptly describe its motley core group of about 25 happy, active and conscientious bloggers and an additional 70 members who all care about their region, Soccsksargen.
The Soccsksargen Bloggers Group have come a long way since this blog’s author Bariles contacted Hector Minoza (a UN Consultant), Bro. Vince Celeste, FMS (a Marist brother in NDMU, Koronadal at that time), Mark Aethen Agana (then a graduating IT student of NDMU), Ariel Lalisan (a teacher of Alabel National Science High School) and Job Oberio (a Domain Host provider and Web Programmer) to convince them to do something about the worsening reputation of GenSan and the rest of South Central Mindanao through their blogs.
Good thing that they also felt the same way and agreed to link up and change the online reputation of their individual turfs with the help of course of other local bloggers.
Now, the Sox Bloggers (their nickname) have indeed done a great deal in showing the real Soccksargen to the world, an area that is rich in culture, eco-tourism potentials and the gentlest and most hospitable and fun-loving people in this side of the country.
Bariles, the group’s leader has still a lot of good plans for the group which will redound to the benefit not only of their blog’s readers but of their locality as well. They have started involving themselves in community-based activities and will be adopting an advocacy or two as part of this.
Mabuhay ang Soccsksargen Bloggers!!! Keep on blogging para sa SOCCSKSARGEN!!
Thanks to Prints&You for giving the SoxBloggers a discount for their print job.