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Got invited to speak by Xavier University – JFINEX

Got invited to speak by Xavier University – JFINEX

Blogging, Cagayan de Oro City, Campus, Internet, Mindanaoan Update, Personal, Technology
One of the things that I just love to do is to share whatever knowledge I have on blogging, social media, Internet marketing, online publicity and how to earn money online. This is the reason why I organize blogging communities, social media clubs and various workshops. I must emphasize, however, that I also still have a lot to learn. The Internet is an ever-changing medium and if you want to maximize its power, it is but important for you to constantly learn the tricks of the trade. So when I received an invitation to speak on Internet etiquette from the Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan School of Business and Management - Junior Financial Executives (JFINEX), I thought why not - it's the perfect opportunity for me and the students to remind ourselves of the importance of following...

Blog Action Day 2009 Philippines: Climate Change

Advocacy, Beauty, Blogging, Commentary, Consumer, Controversial, Events, Features, Internet, Media, Mindanaoan Update, Musings, News, Opinion, Personal, Society
Today, October 15, 2009, is Blog Action Day 2009. Blog Action Day is an annual event held every October 15 that aims to unite all the bloggers of the world and encourage them to post about the same issue on the very same day. This, in the hope to ignite discussions about that particular issue and to inspire people to take action. This year, the topic for Blog Action Day 2009 is Climate Change. I, Mindanaoan, am joining thousands of other Pinoy bloggers for the Blog Action Day 2009 - Philippines Edition. And we Filipinos of all people know very well just how devastating the effects of climate change are. After our harrowing experience with tropical storms Ondoy (international name: Ketsana) and Pepeng (international name: Parma), we should no longer put this issue of climate change a...

Mindanaoan – Mindanao blog to undergo changes; will also launch a blog contest

Announcements, Blogging, Mindanaoan Update
Hi everyone! Hello to all the readers of Mindanaoan! Just a very quick post to let you all know that starting today, this blog by a Mindanaoan will undergo some changes. I will change this blog's look as days go by and I will also be incorporating as many possible Wordpress plugins as possible. I've also recently "re-activated" my Twitter account (I used to be a Twitter addict LOL but thankfully I've got things under control haha) so I'll check out if I can include my updates in my new blog theme, too. Before I forget --- Mindanaoan (Blogging the REAL Mindanao!) - Blog Sa Usa Ka Taga Mindanao - recently turned ONE! Yep, this blog just turned one year old! How fast time flies, eh? Parang kailan lang...I wanted to start a blog that would center on Mindanao events, Mindanao issues and comm...

President Arroyo dead | How Manila Bulletin killed President Gloria Arroyo

Blogging, Commentary, Controversial, Government, Headline, Humor, Internet, Journalism, Media, Mindanaoan Update, Opinion, Personalities, Photos, Politics, Technology
This controversial picture has been doing the rounds online today (this has been shared and re-shared through Facebook and blogs) but just in case you didn't get to see this, here's one major faux pas courtesy of broadsheet Manila Bulletin. Manila Bulletin "killed" President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo! What do you think of this and what do you think will happen to the section editor of Manila Bulletin? Check out the photo found in this entry. Notice the caption: “With utmost care. Military honor guard carefully moves the coffin of President Arroyo out of the Manila Cathedral.” The controversial Manila Bulletin photo was published in the early edition, page 20. However, I was told that the section containing the picture was promptly removed from the newspaper sets distributed in Visayas ...

Globe WiMax Internet service now in Mindanao

Agusan del Norte, Announcements, Blogging, Business, Cagayan de Oro City, Compostela Valley, Corporate, Cotabato, General Santos City, Internet, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Mindanaoan Update, News, Technology, Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Peninsula, Zamboanga Sibugay
The Globe WiMax Internet Service isn't new, yes...but the fact that it's expanding in Mindanao (and Visayas, actually) is certainly something exciting! Globe Telecom and Intel Philippines have partnered up to bring us WiMax or worldwide interoperability for microwave access. It's a cutting-edge service cum wireless technology that will bring Internet access to more and more Filipinos around the country. According to Globe, "WiMax is a standards-based technology designed to enable the deployment of wireless broadband access as a cost-efficient alternative to cable and wired broadband DSL. This new technology also aims to improve reach since it can cover distances greater than those covered by other wireless technologies like WiFi, CDMA, or 3G." The Globe WiMax package offers Internet ...

Quantum and I.T. Convention set for January 23 to 25, 2009

Cagayan de Oro City, Events, Internet, Mindanaoan Update, Technology
The 2nd Mindanao-wide I.T Convention dubbed "Quantum and I.T. Convention" will be held on January 23-25, 2009 at Marco Hotel, Alwana Business Park, Cagayan de Oro City. With the theme, "Enriching Mindanao I.T. enthusiasts for global competence," the confab aims to promote information technology in Mindanao as well as smart technology, current and emerging web technologies, 3D technology and e-commerce. The event is organized by XCEL, Quantum and Information Technology Convention (QITC) and AIMS. QITC is an innovation of 2 groundbreaking activities of two renowned organizations in Xavier University (Ateneo de Cagayan) united to accomplish a common goal. For payment options, list of speakers and other details, log on to the QITC website.

Should Sen. Trillanes do video conferencing instead?

Government, Headline, Internet, Mindanaoan Update, Opinion, Technology
There's a proposal in the Philippine Senate these days that Senator Antonio Trillanes IV be allowed to attend the Senate sessions through the power of the Internet. If the proposal will be ratified, Sen. Trillanes can "participate" in the sessions through video conferencing. If ever this will push through, the senator, who's currently in the slammer (compulsory detention after his involvement in a recent coup attempt), will be the first Filipino elected official who will use this type of technology. As expected, Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago rejected the proposal. The other senators who have yet to let their stand known include Senators Joker Arroyo, Juan Ponce Enrile, Manny Villar, Richard Gordon, Panfilo Lacson, Manuel Lapid, Francis Pangilinan, and Mindanao's very own, Juan Miguel Zu...

Bukidnon Bloggers network launched

Advocacy, Bukidnon, Internet, Media, Mindanaoan Update, Society, Technology
The Bukidnon Bloggers social network has finally been launched! So if you're from the Province of Bukidnon, Mindanao (it does not matter whether you're a current or previous resident of Bukidnon or if you were born in the province but is in a different country or area right now) and if you have a blog/website (Wordpress, Blogspot, Multiply, Friendster etc and whether it's hosted for free or if you have your own domain or hosting plan), then join the Bukidnon Bloggers network today! The Bukidnon Bloggers network aims to gather all blogging aficionados in Bukidnon and for the group to come up with their own various projects/programs that could not only help foster camaraderie and friendship among members but could also help advocate blogging and the use of the Internet to promote social c...

Meet my new toy: Hewlett Packard Mini Note 2133

Mindanaoan Update, Personal, Technology
Ever since my Acer Travelmate laptop started acting out a few weeks ago (which was understandable since that baby has served me so well for more than a year), I knew I had to buy a new notebook. This time, however, my "back up" toy should be small enough to bring along during my frequent trips but durable and sleek enough that I can use it during power meetings with clients or if I need to beat a deadline right smack in the Senate session hall or at the gallery section in Congress. So meet Mindanaoan's new toy --- my new Hewlett Packard Mini Note 2133 laptop. I got this baby during my most recent trip to Manila. And for a very good price, too! I got a whopping P4,000.00 discount! (I'm not kidding! And yes, this one's a brand new unit and has a yearlong warranty, just in case you're curio...

Totally in love with the new Revolution themes!

Internet, Personal, Technology
If you still haven't heard, uber talented designer Brian Gardner's beautiful, popular Revolution Themes for Wordpress have already gone open source. Yay for all of us bloggers! Well, these are not the same Revolution Themes, mind you. These are totally new themes that Brian and his fellow designer Jason decided to launch under the open source/GP license. Check out the Revolution Two open source theme site here! For those of you who've already visited this website, you may have noticed that yes, I have YET AGAIN changed the blog theme. The theme I'm using right now is sure to stay for a long, long time, though! Yep, you guessed it right - I'm using one of Brian's new themes. Specifically, I'm using the Revolution Church theme. Now if you're interested to use any or all o...