Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Enjoying chaos

I admit that I'm the kind of person who thrives on personal chaos. I dislike the idea when everything around me gets too comfortable and end up creating personal challenges to grow. Although I must admit that the repurcussion can be quite tough and there are several lessons learned in that regard. Learnings gain makes it all worthwhile.
During the travel break, I will reflect on what to do after closing all the pending items I indicated above.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Visiting Auckland, New Zealand and Adelaide, Australia

I'll be sharing my e-commerce policy development experience in an APT/ITU/PITA Workshop on Principles of Cyber Legislation for the Pacific Region to be held at Stamford Plaza Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand on March 28 to 30.

Afterwards, will take a break to visit a beloved in Adelaide, Australia and be back just in time for iBlog3: the 3rd Philippine Blogging Summit.

It my first time to visit these two countries and happy to be able to update my lecture journal.

I hope to meet up with bloggers in the area and blog about this trip (and podcast as well).

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Reuniting with a mentor

My attitude and aggressiveness to pursue the things I believe in were heavily influenced by my first employer. That is Jun Mendoza who is now doing consulting work for the Korea-Philippines Information Technology Training Center.

To help out in his latest pet project, we're trying to explore the possibility of conducting a series of e-commerce workshops in KorPhil starting with E-Commerce Project Planning this March 24.

We'll see....

Register now! iBlog3: the 3rd Philippine Blogging Summit!

Hello everyone. Here we are again! This is one FREE event that is aimed at aspiring and professional bloggers.

iBlog3: the 3rd Philippine Blogging Summit is scheduled this April 13 and 14 at the School of Economics Auditorium, UP Diliman, Quezon City. This event is being organized by the University of the Philippines Internet Society Program (UP-ISP).

To participate in this FREE event, just register at

Our sincerest thanks to our major sponsor IPVG ( for supporting this advocacy.

The agenda of this two day event is as follows:

April 13
Morning: Newbies track

9:00-9:15 Opening remarks

9:15 - 9:30 Keynote (VIP)

9:30-10:00 Blogging for Newbies (Chris Haravata)

10:00 - 10:30 Do’s and Don’ts of Personal Blogging (Lauren Dado)

10-30 - 10:45 Break

10:45 - 11: 10 Personal Blogging Success Story (Noemi Lardizabal Dado)

11:10 - 11:30 Unlocking your creative blogging potential (Marcelle Fabie)

11:30 - 12:00 What every business person should know about blogging (Arelle Valla)

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch

1:00 - 1:15 Building Communities: One Blog at a time. The E-Games Experience(Jaime Enrique Y. Gonzalez, CEO, IPVG)

Art & Literary Track

1:15 - 1:40 Injecting humor in blogging (Anton De Leon)

1:40 - 2:20 Blogging as alternative publishing for comic book creators (Jonas Diego)

2:20 - 2:40 Photo Blogging (Anton Diaz)

2:40 -3:10 Literary Blogging Experience, Observations, and Trends (Dean Alfar)

3:10 - 3:30 Break

Legal Track

3:30 - 4:00 Philippine Libel Law and its implications on blogging

4:00 - 4:30 Bloggers Code of Ethics (Emerson Banez)

4:30 - 5:00 Blogging and Copyright Law (Atty. Jaime Soriano)

5:00 - 8:00 Raffle, Bloggers Networking, Cocktails

April 14

Blogging for Newbies

9:00 - 9:30 Abraham Olandres: Blogging Success Story (Philippines’ Most Read Blogger)

9:30 - 9:45 Sponsor slot

9:45 - 10:15 Philippine Politics and the Blogosphere (Manuel L. Quezon III)

10:15 to 10:45 Break

10:45 to 12:00 noon Blogging Trends Panel (Moderator: Janette Toral)
(Several panel members were invited. Confirmed to date is Wilson Chua of eRadioPortal.)

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch

1:00 to 1:15 Sponsor Talk

Blogging and Journalism

1:15 - 1:40 Blogging and Investigative Journalism (Alecks Pabico of PCIJ)

1:40 - 2:00 Blogging as Mainstream Media (Angelo Racoma of the Blog Herald)

2:00 - 2:20 TV Journalism and Blogging (Malou Mangahas of GMA Network)

2:20- 240 Panel Discussion (Moderated by Rachel Khan)

2:40 - 3:00 Break

Professional Blogging Panel

3:00 - 3:30 Blogging for advancing one’s career (Marc Hil Macalua)

3:30 - 4:00 Professional blogging (Jayvee Fernandez)

4:00 - 4:30 Increasing blog popularity (Gail Dela Cruz - Villanueva)

4:30 - 5:00 Raffle, group picture, networking

Thanks as well to our webcast sponsor eRadioPortal (, name badge sponsor Alfox Computer Center (, and webhost Ploghost( for supporting this event. (We are still looking for one or two more major sponsor, three minor sponsors, and bandwidth sponsor)