Meet Maria Ressa at SIBYA – social media for social change

If there’s one journalist I absolutely admire, it’s Maria Ressa. She’s a multi-awarded journalist and former CNN Jakarta Bureau Chief. I’ve always wanted to meet her and I might just have the chance in a few days!

Maria Ressa will be one of the guest speakers at SIBYA – the First Northern Mindanao Student Communicators Congress.

With the theme “Social media for social change,” SIBYA is organized by the Crusader Publication of Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan in cooperation with the Development Communication Department of the same school

SIBYA will also feature other speakers from Rappler:

– awarded debater, Inquirer columnist and ANC Storyline producer Patricia Evangelista

– former Ateneo de Manila Journalism Graduate Program chief, ABS CBN ethics head and investigative reporter Chay Hofilena

– social media consultant and former GMA 7 digital media chief Josh Villanueva

SIBYA will be held on February 17, 2012, 1 PM at SM City CDO Cinema 2.

You can pre-register at The Crusader Publication Office. Pre-registration fee is Php 50.00 (walk-in Php 75.00)

For inquiries, you may contact 0917-7020-776 or 0923-588-3915

See you all there!

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Mindanaoan Irene

Mindanaoan is a multi-awarded blogger, social media strategist, publicist, Google Business Group - Women lead organizer, avid traveler and a proud relief operations volunteer. She is also a regular resource person for social media and blogging related conferences/workshops here and abroad. In 2012, Mindanaoan also completed a US Gov't. Department of State-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program for emerging global leaders. She toured the U.S. for about a month for her IVLP experience. She is the founder of a bloggers group and social media club. She is also an active member of several online media, bloggers and social media enthusiasts groups all over the world. Mindanaoan is available for work and travel. Contact Mindanaoan at

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