Mindanao Bloggers Summit 3: nearly 300 bloggers to converge, help change the world’s perception of Mindanao

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Nearly 300 bloggers from all over Mindanao, new media advocates and experts, Mindanaoan leaders and other stakeholders will converge in Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao on October 24, 2009 for the much-awaited 2009 Mindanao Bloggers Summit, which aims to uphold the beauty and strength of the island and to expunge the negative notions the world has about it.

(Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao, Philippines – October 20, 2009) – Nearly 300 bloggers from all over Mindanao will converge in Cagayan de Oro City on October 24, 2009 for the much-awaited Mindanao Bloggers Summit 3, an annual gathering of the island’s bloggers or new media practitioners.

MBS 3, which will be a whole-day affair on October 24, 2009 at Pearlmont Inn, Limketkai Drive, CDO, will banner the theme “Mindanao: Bag-Uhon Ang Panan-aw.”

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“Mindanao has its share of problems, we will not deny that. However, which area in the world doesn’t? Mindanao has so many strengths as well and we want to showcase these. From the undeniably amazing tourist spots to colourful and interesting cultures and tribes to diverse flora and fauna to the truly warm and friendly people, Mindanao is the home of everything fascinating or in bloggers’ lingo – bloggable,” shares Jovelyn “Chiq” Montes, president of CDO Bloggers.

CDO Bloggers, Inc., a group duly registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission, is the lead organizer of this year’s summit. Previous Mindanao Bloggers Summits took place in Davao City and General Santos City.

“Through the Mindanao Bloggers Summit 3, it is the hope of the CDO Bloggers, along with our partners and generous sponsors, that we can provide a helpful platform for all of us Mindanaoans to discuss issues pertaining to Mindanao and on how we can contribute to its growth and development,” Montes added.

Montes said that apart from Mindanaoan bloggers, the summit will also see the participation of some bloggers from Luzon and Visayas.

Expected to grace the summit are United States Embassy’s new Deputy Chief of Mission Leslie Bassett, Atty. Adel Tamano, Agusan Lone District Rep. Rodolfo “Ompong” Plaza and Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Tinnex Jaraula.

Other speakers include Google’s Philippine representative Aileen Apolo, whose talk will focus on beginners, Digital Filipino’s Janette Toral who will discuss blog advertising and Lyle Santos who will talk about making money online. Representatives of other blogger groups including those in Davao City, General Santos City and Zamboanga will also give updates.

Meanwhile, the Philippine Blog Awards – Mindanao will also take place on the same day, right after the MBS 3 program proper.

The Mindanao Bloggers Summit 3 is generously supported by SMART Telecommunications, Nokia, Syntactics, Inc., STI, Rafting Adventure Philippines, MakatiAve.com, Majesty Sales Center, Havaianas Philippines, OLX, ABS CBN, MOR 91.9, Clara Shoppe, ASTERISK Events and Communications, RG & K Construction, HOT FM 106.3, Paguia’s Cottages, The Pacifica.com Companies, The Site, Spruce, The City Government of Cagayan de Oro, Office of CDO First District Rep. Rolando “Klarex” Uy, SM City Cagayan de Oro, Ultra Craft Advertising Corporation and the Provincial Government of Misamis Oriental.

For more information about the Mindanao Bloggers Summit 3, log on to www.mbscdo.com

About CDO Bloggers

CDOBloggers or Cagayan de Oro Bloggers, Inc. is a duly SEC-registered organization that promotes Cagayan de Oro through blogging. Among the group’s goals are to create impact in society through blogging, to help promote Mindanao to the world as a bustling and peaceful land, to promote Cagayan De Oro City and Kagay-anons around the world with a sense of pride and to use blogging as a media platform.

The CDO Bloggers group is the main organizer of the Mindanao Bloggers Summit 3 (MBS 3). For more information about MBS 3, log on to www.mbscdo.com

For more information about CDO Bloggers, visit www.cdobloggers.com or send email to cdobloggersinc@gmail.com

About Mindanao Bloggers

Mindanao Bloggers aims to unify the island through this exciting new medium — the way of the blog — thereby promoting deeper understanding of our different cultures and beliefs. Thus, it is hoped that this community blog will help in presenting to the world at large the true beauty of the Philippine South, as well as the marvelous diversity of the peoples of Mindanao. For more information about Mindanao Bloggers, visit www.mindanaobloggers.com

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