First Laguna Blogging Summit (1LaBS)

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by Grace Bondad Nicolas

PIA-4A/LAGUNA: The First Laguna Blogging Summit is an open event for the Pinoy Social Media/Blogging community and will be held on August 3, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the University of the Philippines, Los Banos Campus, Los Banos, Laguna.


For the past years, events like these have become a highly-anticipated interaction venue where famous and upcoming Pinoy bloggers give informative talks. More than 300 bloggers from all over the country make time to attend events like this and with 26 municipalities and 4 cities from the province of LAGUNA, we’re expecting more.


According to COMELEC Spokesman James Jimenez ” A historical event.”


For this event, we already have FAMOUS and notable confirmed speakers who are making a difference in their own way. Here’s the Final set of speakers;


1. RANDELL TIONGSON, RFP® is an advocate of Life & Personal Finance

– Director of the Registered Financial Planner Institute Philippines

– Columnist, Philippine Daily Inquirer

– Columnist for Moneysense Magazine

– Columnist for E-Life

– Adviser, Blas F. Ople Policy Center; in-charge of financial literacy advocacy for OFW’s

– 20+ years of experience in the Financial Service Industries – Banking, Mutual Funds & Insurance.

– Moneysense 12 Most Influential People in Personal Finance

– Former Columnist for the Business Mirror

– Host of the Cable TV Show Money Talks (Cebu)

– Management Consultant

– Featured speaker for educational institutions like the Asian Institute of Management, Ateneo, De La Salle, Mapua University, University of Santo Tomas, De La Salle, University of the Philippines, Polytechnic University, Miriam College etc. and various conferences, companies and organizations.

Appears as a resource person for various TV shows like TV Patrol, Bandila, 700 Club Asia, Mornings at ANC, Shoptalk, Business Nightly, Light Talk, Sis, Umagang Kay Ganda, Unang Hirit, Aksyon TV, News to Go, GNN, Talk Back, Chink+, Magbago Tayo, Oplan Asenso, Radyo 5, TV 5, etc.

–  Speaker/Trainer – Go Negosyo (Angelpreneur)

– Entrepreneur


2. Charles P. “CARLOS” CELDRAN (born November 10, 1972) is a Manila tour guide, cultural activist, and performing artist. Growing up in Dasmariñas Village, Makati, Philippines, he began his art career at age 14 as a cartoonist for a local Manila newspaper, enrolling at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1991, where he began working in performance art. After university, he moved to New York City, where he lived an openly bisexual lifestyle. It was there that he first witnessed the effect of HIV on the queer community, which eventually led to his reproductive health activism in the Philippines. He continued his career in the performing arts, interning as a production assistant with the Blue Man Group and later working for other performing arts groups as a set designer and/or director. By 2000, Celdran was working as an assistant directors of the Heritage Conservation Society, a non-profit organization working towards preserving historical architecture. There he gained experience in directing historical tours, which set the stage for the launch of his own tour company “Walk This Way” in 2002. In 2005 he became the owner/director of an art exhibition space called The Living Room.


3. ELIZABETH ANGSIOCO  is the national chairperson of the Democratic Socialist Women of the Philippines and a forefront activist for women’s right. Her group is one of the main lobbyists for the Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act and the Magna Carta for Women. Last year, Beth won the The Advocate category of the first Globe Tatt Awards for her active participation in fighting for the RH Bill.


4.  NOEMI LARDIZABAL DADO is a prominent blogger, a new media publisher, and internet entrepreneur.

Dado obtained her secondary schooling at St. Theresa’s College, Cebu City, and her undergraduate degree at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, where she became a college council head of the College of Home Economics in 1977. In 1983 she graduated with a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Ateneo de Manila Graduate School of Business.

She started her career at Melleco Foods Corporation as the production and quality control food supervisor for the Van Melle candy line. She worked as a research associate for the UP Institute for Small Scale Industries before becoming an independent real estate broker as president of Lardizabal Development Corporation. In December 2002 she established Globalized Ecommerce Online Solutions which specializes in affordable webhosting services for small and medium-scale businesses.



is a Philippine movie actor and musical composer whose movie-acting career started in 1984 with the movie Idol, in which he played the sidekick of Philippine action star, Rudy Fernandez.

He is also the driving force of “CD Sound Labs”, his very own digital recording studio founded in the year 2000. What started out as a simple hobby and a makeshift recording studio in his bedroom has turned into his prime preoccupation. Today, “CD Sound Labs” offers full multi-track digital recording at 32-bit processing, 24-bit/192 kHz and higher sampling rates, musical arrangements, commercial jingle production, television/movie scoring and soundtrack, audio/visual presentation, midi sequencing, sound design, foleys/SFX, audio mastering/re-mastering, Album/Graphic Design, CD transferring and CD Duplication.


6  Sonnie Santos – TV Personality and Cyber wellness adviser

7. Juned Sonido- President, Philippine Blog Awards

8. Wenchie Flores Sabban- Congress Chief of Staff and writer

9. Jaypee David- Travel and Food blogger and named by Meet Manila “Empowered traveller”

10. Jinkee Umali- Website developer

11. Noel De Guia- BPO Industry advocate and Twitter Personality

12. King Del Rosario – Social Media Specialist

13. Enzo Luna- Publisher of Juan Manila Express; Editor-in-Chief for Social Plus Magazine (digital magazine); A Blogger, Photographer, Traveler and Social Media/Events Specialist.

14. James Betia- 2012 Globe Tatt Awards Finalist and travel blogger

15. Azrael Coladilla- Social Media specialist

16. Jonel Uy- Social Media specialist

17. Janette Toral- a book author, publisher and social media expert

18. Acee Vitangcol- Digital Strategist under ABS-CBN

19. Alvin Cloyd Dakis- Presidential Awardee for health

20. Fitz Infante- Award winning blogger under the Philippine Blog Awards


Emcees: Rod Magaru and Ivan Salandeja Jr.



Social Media Coverage: When in Manila, Blogwatch and Mulat Pinoy


Mainstream Media coverage: Kliping Times, Calamba City Press Corp., Philippine Information Agency.


Thanks to Tony Ahn And Co for co sponsoring this event. (Gold Sponsor)


This event is still looking for sponsors.  Call or text 09213191471 or email to [email protected]


For years, Blogging Conference or Summit were held in different parts of the country but not in Laguna. The objective of this event is to bring to the south the best speakers in the Philippines to make Laguna aware about the advantages and benefits of Social Media. This is also one way to PROMOTE TOURISM and that it’s more fun in the Philippines and Laguna is one place to spend the fun be due to its relaxing weather, hot spring resorts and sweetest tropical fruits.


Laguna is a province of the Philippines found in the CALABARZON region in Luzon. Its capital is Santa Cruz which is under now by Governor ER Ejercito and the province is located southeast of Metro Manila, south of the province of Rizal, west of Quezon, north of Batangas and east of Cavite. Laguna almost completely surrounds Laguna de Bay, the largest lake in the country. The province acquired its name from the Spanish word lago, which means lake or lagoon. The city with the highest population (based on 2010 census) is Calamba City, while the least population is the Municipality of Famy.


Laguna is notable for being the birthplace of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, the country’s national hero. Laguna is also famous among tourists for the Pagsanjan Falls, the University of the Philippines campus and the hot spring resorts in Los Baños and Calamba City, on the slopes of Mount Makiling, Pila Town Plaza, Taytay Falls, Majayjay, the wood carvings and papier mache created by the people of Paeté, the turumba of Pakil,The Tsinelas footwears in Liliw, the Pandan Festival of Luisiana, the Seven Lakes of San Pablo City (San Pablo City is the first city in the province) and Hidden Valley Springs in Calauan.

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