Wednesday, October 21, 2009

US top official to keynote 3rd Mindanao Bloggers’ Summit in Cagayan de Oro City


A top-ranking representative of United States to the Philippines will be this year’s keynote speaker of the third edition of Mindanao Bloggers Summit hosted by Cagayan de Oro Bloggers, Inc.

The one day-event on Saturday, October 24, 2009, will be held at Pearlmont Hotel and nearly 300 bloggers from all over Mindanao and the rest of the country will be in attendance, according to a press statement issued by the organizers and furnished this online news website.

It said that the participants will be composed of new media advocates and experts, Mindanaoan leaders and other stakeholders, and it aims to uphold the beauty and strength of the island and to expunge the negative notions the world has about it.

Deputy Chief of Mission Leslie Bassett will deliver the keynote address during this year’s summit, which holds the theme, “Mindanao: Bag-Uhon Ang Panan-Aw.”

Bassett’s trip to CDO will be her first trip to Mindanao since assuming office last June. She previously served as DCM in Mexico.

The CDO Bloggers, Inc., a group duly registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and this year’s summit organizers, extended their gratitude to Bassett and to the US Embassy.

“We are deeply honored. We’re certain that the summit participants will be delighted to meet her and we can’t wait for her to see our beautiful city,” said Chiq Montes, CDO Bloggers, Inc. President.

Other speakers during the whole-day affair will include Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Constantino 'Tinnex' Jaraula, Agusan Lone District Rep. Rodolfo “Ompong” Plaza and Atty. Adel Tamano.

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 will also be present. Representatives of other blogger groups including those in Davao City, General Santos City and Zamboanga will also give updates.- (PR)

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