Unforgetable! Cebu Blog Camp 2011

I was there! The first bloggers event i attended outside of Mindanao.   When i  decided to attend, I did not know exactly what to expect and experience in the said event but i managed to mention a few when i posted in the pre-event post requirement that i posted in my other blog. I thought the typhon Cheding would spoil the plan.  Nah.  It was a peaceful night. Slept soundly in my bunk during the whole trip.

I arrived at the venue in Sacred Heart Center on time,  in fact one of the first 25 to arrive and we were given an Airphilexpress token – a shirt and slippers in orange splendor.  Photo?

Note: My camera was not working during this event.  Ask me why?  Not here. It will be in another blog post.

There were 7 speakers during the day’s event and all shared their line of expertise:

Mr. Paul Gotiong

A member of Cebu Digital Photographers shares the basic of photography, use of camera settings, composition and lighting, and photography gears and its uses.

Aside from his PAUL tips, he shares these reminders when posting photos online:
– Always watermark your photos
– Always resize for web use
– Respect Intellectual Copyrights.

Note: photos am using in this post are not mine.  They are Janelle Moran’s photos who happen to be one of my table mates. Notice the watermark on the photo.


Mr. Estan Cabigas

He is one of the famous Filipino travel/photography bloggers.   That I concluded after going through Langyaw blog and of course after listening to him.  He is a multiawarded blogger and freelance photographer based in Makati City.  He makes stunning images and has writtten for CNN Go and his photograph published in the May 2010 issue of the National Geographic Magazine. He’s a pro!

He shared 8 tips travel bloggers won’t go without and one of his lines that everyone agrees on is: Travel broadens the mind and enriches the soul.  Travel is s a journey to oneself.


Ms. Janette Toral

Famous to many bloggers as the founder of Digital Filipino and author of the Blogging from Home book.  I’ve listened to her in previous 2 blogging events in Mindanao and this time she spoke on  Blogger’s Etiquette 101 and shared do’s and don’ts and in media and blogging event.s  (i noted down them down but will make another post for it and link later.)


Ms. Aileen Apolo- de Jesus

I fondly think of her as Ms. Google Philippines.  🙂  Ask why?  Because she is Google Country Consultant for the Philippines.   She is always one of the speakers in all the blogging events i attended since I started blogging.  She updates us on Google services.  This time she talked on how to improve your travel by maximizing the use of Google services.  She suggested the use of Google Maps in travel blogs and to edit maps by using Google Map Maker  (that GMM won me a GMM T-shirt!) and many more.


Chef Anthony Gomez

His once is the Head Chef in Ativo Italian resto and also in Marco Polo Cebu.  He spoke a lot on passionate cooking that one thing i cannot forget is that if tomato still tastes like tomato in the cooking then what you are doing is perfect.


Mr. Coy Caballes

A Vlogger and Globe Social Media Manager, he spoke on the basics of social media marketing and share tips on how to increase traffic and audience.


Mr. Ruben Licera Jr.

He is a Certified Internet Marketing Expert and he shares his professional expertise at http://rubenlicera.com.  He shares with us the core of social marketing through Facebook and the rules of Facebook Marketing.


Mr. Eric Su

The owner and founder of PicLyf.  He introduced PicLyf and also promoted the use of it by detailing why PicLyf is a life photo sharing community.  (now this reminds me to open an account asap)


The speakers used Power Point in all presentation as they were given only a short amount of time to present their topics.  That made me more uncomfortable in my seat because to get all the infos that i need, I have to take photo of each slides but damn my camera…it was so useless!

Anyhow, i’ve taken note of what was so interesting to me and then spend some time with the Plant and Zombies to divert my mind from the loss of my battery. And it is due to this situation that i missed going out with my Iligan fellow bloggers because i wanted to hurry home to check if the battery was dropped anywhere in the bedroom or under the sofa in the sala.

The event was truly successful.  Their working team was great.  The energetic Mr. John Mendoza was so friendly and energized that everyone felt at ease during the whole event.  They have already announced the Blog Camp 2012 schedule and will fall on May 26, 2012.

I missed so many photo opps but I make sure I will make it up next time. =)

5 thoughts on “Unforgetable! Cebu Blog Camp 2011

  1. @Janette – i will look forward to that. I was not really myself during the event in Cebu that is why i left right away after teh program. I miss so many photo opps talaga. Isa ka na dun. :~

  2. Hey Ruben! Thank u, sir for visiting back. These photos are not mine. They are of Janelle Moran. she is in facebook and i grab these from there but asked her permission. 🙂

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