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Speaking at GDayX CDO – a Google event

Speaking at GDayX CDO – a Google event

Mindanaoan Update
Thanks to the invitation from Google Business Group - CDO, I was one of the speakers during the highly successful gDayX CDO event held last November 16, 2013 in Cagayan de Oro City. gDayX is a big Google event and the Northern Mindanao, Philippines leg was held in CDO. gDayX is an event format patterned after Google Days or gDays, and is a collaboration of various Google communities. There were 10 speakers and topics ranged from how to use Google products to maximize your business, how to start a tourism business and market it online (that was my topic! :) ), crisis mapping, technopreneurship, how to start a business blog, planning and launching your own startup company and measuring success with Google Analytics. These are just some of those who attended that fun-filled d...
Speaking about social media in a US Embassy event in Palawan

Speaking about social media in a US Embassy event in Palawan

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This Mindanao blogger received a special invitation not too long ago. The US Embassy Manila folks asked if I wanted to speak about social media, blogging and citizen journalism in a two-day, all expenses paid eco-tourism workshop in Palawan. As an International Visitor Leadership Program alumnus, I was invited to share my knowledge to outstanding students from various schools in Brooke's Point, Palawan. Who can say no to that kind of invitation? So last August 22, 2013, I flew to Manila from Mindanao and then to Puerto Princesa, Palawan - all on the same day. My flight to Manila got delayed for about 3 hours because of Typhoon Maring. The delayed flight was both boon and bane. Boon because I was able to chat with a city mayor-friend of mine (you know, get the inside juicy stuff I can wr...