Organized by the US Embassy
March 25, 2010
Marco Polo Plaza Cebu
Discussions are confidential.

1:30 pm The Challenge of Comprehensive Press Coverage Before, During, and Post-Elections
Eileen G. Mangubat, Cebu Daily News Publisher

2:27 pm Reporting Under Challenging Conditions; Journalists and Human Rights; Press Freedom
Edwin O. Fernandez, DXMS/DXOL Cotabato City Station Manager

Brief Q & A

3:43 pm The Philippines’ First Automated National Elections: The Environment for May 2010 Elections
Dr. Mahar K. Mangahas, Social Weather Station President

4:15 pm The Philippines’ First Automated National Elections: An Overview of the Relevant Laws and Implementing Guidelines and the Voting Process
Atty. Ray Rene P. Buac, COMELEC Region 7 Regional Election Director

Dear Atty. Buac, please don’t say that nobody will bother jamming, cheating, or tampering with the elections in rural, far flung, or low population areas. That’s where cheating allegedly happened in the past elections.

5:46 pm Voters’ Education
Judge Gabriel T. Ingles, Cebu Citizens Involvement & Maturation in People’s Empowerment and Liberation (CIMPEL)

7:45 pm A Look at the 2008 ARMM Experience
Carolyn O. Arguillas, MindaNews Editor

Here’s an updated list of events for bloggers in Davao for March 2010:

Avatar Media
Link to Facebook Event Page
March 11, 2010, Thursday, 6 pm
Mam Bebs Bakery, CVA Building, CM Recto Street, Davao City
Viewing of 2 Korean movies.
Open to all.
You may bring your own food and drinks or you may buy from Mam Bebs Bakery.
Organizer: Avatar Media

Davao Bloggers
Link to Facebook Event Page
March 20, 2010, Saturday, 8 am
Red Cross Davao Office/Clinic, Roxas Avenue, Davao City
Blood donation drive for the benefit of the Red Cross – Davao Chapter.
Open to all. Information on blood donation requirements and other information, go to this link.
Organizer: Davao Bloggers with Project Head Chattee Lara

Link to Facebook Event Page
March 27, 2010, Saturday, 8 am
Venue: Smart PLDT Training Rooms, 2nd Floor PLDT Davao Branch, Ponciano Street, Davao City
A whole day event, with a lecture followed by writing exercises. Designed for bloggers, but the event is open to all. Participation fee of P300 will be collected. This will cover lunch and a certificate of participation.
To register for this event, please send the following information to
Blog Title:
Blog URL:
Contact Numbers:
If you are not a blogger, please state your profession.
Organizer: Davao Bloggers with Project Head Ria Jose

Working for gratis is providing services for free or free of charge. I have, as you have probably also, done it many, many times. I don’t care to count and I don’t really mind doing so.

However, this doesn’t mean that individuals or companies should take advantage of this.

I am open to conducting workshops and trainings for free. I even help out budding bloggers the basics of blogging. And yes, I will help you out market or promote your products and services for free if I like those products and services.

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Blog Davao


Davao Blog Directory

If you want to read more and know more about Davao, or you want to know what the Davaoeños are up to or thinking about, browse through and explore their blog entries at Blog Davao. It is the most comprehensive aggregator site of Davao-based blogs. It contains updates on blogs about Davao as well as the latest from blogs that are authored by Davaoeños. And by Davao, we mean Davao City and the Davao provinces: Davao del Sur, Davao del Norte, and Davao Oriental.

Blog Davao also has a directory of Davao blogs with the blogs listed according to niche. If you are from Davao or have a blog about Davao, you may add it to the directory at this sign up page.

Blog Davao is a product of Avatar Media. 🙂

Please save the date… August 28, 2010. Avatar Media is definitely organizing WordCamp Philippines 2010. And Matt Mullenweg has promised to join us. 🙂

Details will be posted soon. Do reserve the date.

See you there!