October 25, 2008, a summit of bloggers from the different part of Mindanao would be again written into Mindanao's Blogging history. Mindanao Bloggers Summit 2, again, proved that we can extract the image of Mindanao out of the other people's perceptions. Blogging to express the real image of "us", that's what MBS2 aimed, which later on proved a succesful closing which was held in Family Country Hotel & Convention Center. Bloggers from all part of Mindanao registered and witnessed the encouraging talks of the different professional bloggers.

9:15 am , the blogging experience began pouring with the different blog discussions, starting from politics, down to the identity of Mindanao. The identity of Mindanao, as discussed by Mr. Hector P. MiƱoza, stayed untouched and unchanged for many years. The social perceptions on our Mindanao became very dominant in terms of negativity, we are dominant and known for these title. News and media became a huge factor of what Mindanao became. Many pro bloggers joined the discussion too, including Aileen Apolo of Google Phil, and Bobby Timonera, a photoblogger of Mindanao.

The city and the region started to bloom, getting out of its shell, with the help of the Local Government, establishing events which will surely be used to promote our advocacy. MBS2 is just one of the thousand steps in reshaping Mindanao, another one is setting-up E-business week, which gives oppotunity to the Generals to advertise and promote their product in such ways that it would help contribute in changing the outlook on Mindanao. E-business week was also established to make the region more aware that we have a showcase of different talents, through having technology-related contests such as, animation, and digital poster making, which is really a great idea.

These two events, which are simultaneously held in Gensan are integral part of renovating and reshaping the mental outlook of Mindanao to other people,especially the northern people. As a blog hobbyist, i'm am writing this to help promote my advocacy on Mindanao's real beauty. I joined MBS2 to learn and be encouraged. I also joined Poster making on E-business week to be expose in such activities which will later be used on communicating and interacting people around the country, and the world.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS (My Blogging Experience):

OPENING CEREMONY AND REGISTRATION:
Freebies were given into each particpant and inspirational talks about blogging.
SASHIMI NIGHT AND COCKTAILS: A dose of the city's pride, tuna delicacies. Dinner and Fellowship Night: The event organizer, Sir Avel, and my co-bloggers during fellowship night (live band, rmmc presentation, and get-to-know)
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6 comments:

  1. ♥j0aNnA♥ on October 26, 2008 at 1:32 AM

    thx kuya!. :D
    ok n un ui.
    hehe.

     
  2. little light on October 27, 2008 at 11:52 PM

    i'm from mindanao, too! too bad i couldn't go. i heard it was a blast.

     
  3. Me, the islands and the world on October 28, 2008 at 5:12 AM

    oy, i've seen you there:) yes, we can xlinks. linking you now.

     
  4. MINDANAOKINI on October 28, 2008 at 6:43 PM

    nice to read your blog kapatid
    i feel good

    (^_^) cheer!!!
    for the victory of MBS2

     
  5. Tanchi on October 28, 2008 at 7:28 PM

    kudos..:)

     
  6. bariles on November 10, 2008 at 6:23 PM

    Hi Kristan!

    You've got the makings of a great blog here. Your individual posts are works of art by themselves. Galing2x!

    Will put you in my blogroll of NATIVES OF SOCCSKSARGEN!

    Keep in touch and keep on blogging about GenSan.

     

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