Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte’s beloved “Inday”, Vice Mayor Sara Zimmerman Duterte and Atty.Manases Carpio together in an official wedding photo release. The photo was taken on Saturday at the Sanctuario San Antonio in Makati. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)
I decided to skip the first day of the National Coaches Licensing and Accreditation Program (NCLAP) today to attend to the 1st Mindanao Bloggers Summit at the NCCC Mall.
I asked a member of the organizing team, The Usual Suspects, who said that the participants reached around 70 to 80 bloggers. Of course, NCCC’s Bert Barriga was around to show support to the Summit as well as the sponsors who helped Blogie Robillo and his gang make the event very successful.
The beauty about the Fellowship of Bloggers was the sharing of information by a panel of speakers like Davao City Councilor Peter Laviña who discussed about participatory governance through blogging, then followed Bob Martin who discussed about his Mindanao blog.
Fr.Robert Alejo’s authoritative discussion on the role of communication to peace in Mindanao was the heavy part of the one-day event.
Whew, it was really serious stuff that reminds of me of the book I borrowed from Davao sports leader William “Butch” Ramirez.
Later in the afternoon, Jayvee Fernandez, Mac Macalua, Mr.Yugatech himself and Mr.Martin took turns in answering questions raised by the Mindanao bloggers.
Food was good Blogie, thanks, to Dimsum Diner.
It was a good start Blogie. I hope there will be more participants next year.
By the way, thanks to Rene Lumawag of Sunstar Davao for taking time out from their busy BIMP-EAGA Meeting coverage, to fire some shots to the delight of the bloggers.
And thanks again Councilor Laviña for the lessons that paved the way to my transfer to this new site.