Monday, October 31, 2011

MBS5 A Great Success

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Day 1

Explore Iligan had the opportunity to get involved by taking part of this year’s Mindanao Bloggers Summit which was organized and hosted by the Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc.  The summit was carried out last October 29-30, 2011 at the Function Hall of Celadon Pension House in Pala-o, this city.


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The venue was great. The stage was simple yet  functional. The bonsai trees, courtesy of Sir Jojo Dulay of  Iligan-Lanao Bonsai Society, added to the beauty and elegance of the place. The dominance of the cool green color  just seemed appropriate for this year’s theme of “One Green Mindanao”.


The angelic voices of the  Buhanginan Choir delighted the ears and warmed the hearts of everyone present, and last but not the least, the delicious food and the free flowing coffee, all declared that the event indeed was well-thought, well-prepared, well-organized, and truly a product of  strong collaboration between the organizer and its partners.


(Above left) Opening Remarks by Ms. Xy-za Yape, President, Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc.
(Above  right) Michael Lagcao talking about  the Mindanao Bloggers Community

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Inspirational Messages
(Above left) Hon. Michelle Sweet, City Councilor and (Above right) Hon. Lawrence Ll. Cruz, City Mayor 

The first day of the summit was a day filled with insightful sessions by some very inspiring  speakers.

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(Above left) Commissioner Naderev M. Saño, Climate Change Commission – Keynote Address
(Above right) Dr. Marilou Siton-Nanaman, Ph.D., Professor, MSU-IIT  - Overview of Sustainable Lifestyle

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(Above left) Ali Bari, DENR Region 10 - Sustainable Environment and the Government
(Above right) Representative, Systems Operations Department, CEPALCO - NO to Power Shortage in Mindanao; YES to Solar Power for Mindanao Advocacy


(Above left) Ms. Anna Oposa, Blogger and Environmentalist, Pitong Pinoy Awardee - Blogging for the Environment
(Above right) Ms. Janette Toral, Author, “Blogging from Home” -  Becoming a Blogger Entrepreneur

It was also a great day for networking and making connections with bloggers from different places and cities, and hobnobbing among the city executives, the sponsors, and other guests.

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Explore Iligan had the opportunity to meet new friends, strengthen some old bonds and see some familiar faces while uniting in our passion for ONE GREEN MINDANAO.

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Not only has each participant treated with a summit kit and a touch of Iligan flavor, the organizer has also given away lots of freebies and prizes and surprises. There were raffle draws from time to time to excite everyone.  Explore Iligan has silently prayed for a free round trip ticket to any domestic destinations courtesy of AirPhil Express but bagged an authentic Azkals shirt instead - thanks to


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Explore Iligan wants to thank the organizer- Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. and its partners, everyone who sponsored, presented sessions, volunteered and attended the 5th Mindanao Bloggers Summit for coming together and making it a big success. It’s great to see that the spirit of unity for a good cause is alive and well and that the dedication to One Green Mindanao is so strong in this part of this country.

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Indeed, everyone had a great time.

Congratulations for a job well done!

To be continued…


  1. love it! nice meeting you Alingatong :D

  2. kewl! Nice post Alingatong.. thanks to you and congratulations to us -- Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc.!

  3. nice meeting you mr explore iligan. =)

  4. Thanks Lai.

    Hi fatima. Nice meeting you too.

  5. At long last I was able to meet you on the 1st day of the summit! Keep up the good work!

  6. It was good to meet the members of " IBS " at this event. For a relatively new organization they did a terrific job. The list of sponsors for MBS5 was very impressive !


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