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Iligan Bloggers Joins Blogapalooza PH 2016

We just got word that our tickets are booked and it’s official! We’re flying to Blogapalooza this year!

On its second year, Blogapalooza Horizons connects Businesses and Bloggers helping brands, and shops lower their costs and increase their profit with the help of rich content from bloggers. Blogapalooza is an event that stimulate interaction and serves as a publicity for businesses and bloggers. It is the first and largest B2B: Business to Blogger networking and marketing event.


Invited bloggers are chosen and flown (on our case, along with other Visayas & Mindanao – based bloggers) to join Blogapalooza. Blogapalooza had selected active ones and with a monthly visitor of at least 10,000 but also considers 10,000 visits or lower who write passionately or meaningfully and can add value to a business. Only an honest review whether good or bad about the products and services is requested, and bloggers are not forced to blog about every business but rather blog about the businesses that they actually like.

Along with Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. are blogging societies from Visayas, and Mindanao: Cebu Bloggers Society, Inc., Iloilo Bloggers, and Negros Bloggers from Visayas and Davao Blogging Society, Bukidnon Bloggers & Social Media Club, CDO Bloggers Inc. and Soccsksargen Bloggers from Mindanao.

Leading the Team Behind Blogapalooza

Entrepreneur and a marketing & public relations specialist, Ace Gapuz is the Managing Director for Blogapalooza. She is also an advocate of financial literacy and aims to educate people about money, businesses, and investing through her podcast, Wise Cash. Business Directors are CEO and Editor in Chief of the top online magazine,, Vince Golangco, and Francis Simsim the CEO of Social Light Inc, the company that pioneered Social WiFi in the Philippines, and also the Co-Founder of

“Together, let us explore opportunities, expand our network, and chart the uncharted.”

We are excited for the Blogapalooza Horizons 2.0!

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TEDxMSUIIT | In The Land of Promise

“Resilience is the ability to bounce back after a distressing event.”

For Iliganons those words spoken by Dr. Imelu Mordeno during the TEDxMSUIIT last 27th of November 2015 holds true to its meaning. Like every citizens, and any other city in Mindanao and in the whole country, we hold close to our hearts the promise for better days, and for brighter future not only for ourselves but the generations forthcoming.

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Iligan City Jail Kuya Bob Barber Shop Blessing and Ribbon Cutting

Last April 22, 2015 the blessing and ribbon cutting of Iligan City Jail Kuya Bob Barber Shop was held at the correctional facility, Iligan City Jail, at Tipanoy, Iligan City. The Iligan City Jail “Kuya Bob” Barbershop & Salon is made possible through the financial assistance of Mr. Robert “Bob” Schappert. He also initiated a fund-raising campaign for the construction of additional cells for the crowded residents of Iligan City Jail, and donated funds for the construction of the Iligan City Jail Multi-Purpose Hall.

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Call For Waterfalling Adventure Tour Participants

The Iligan Bloggers Society (IBS), Inc. will once again hold its Waterfalling Adventure Tour (WAT) that targets waterfalls enthusiasts bloggers from all over the Philippines. The WAT is now on its third year, and is the IBS’ way of promoting Iligan City as a tourist destination by showcasing several of its wondrous natural treasures. The activity is open to interested bloggers who are healthy, adventurous, and who is up for a long weekend of waterfall chasing.


WAT 3.0 is set for May 17-19, 2014 and is, so far, the most ambitious undertaking of this annual IBS event as it features the one of Philippines’ highest waterfalls—Limunsudan. Nestled in a remote and almost-inaccessible area of the Iligan territory, Limunsudan Falls has stayed relatively well-hidden from the public’s view. It is considered the Holy Grail for most waterfallers. Aside from Limunsudan Falls, WAT 3.0 will also showcase several of Iligan City’s majestic waterfalls, including Tinago Falls, Dodiongan Falls, Mimbalut Falls, and the much storied and legendary, Ma. Cristina Falls.

Registration fee is P2,000. The registration fee is inclusive of accommodation and meals, and transportation from hotel to featured waterfalls.  Participants are expected to shoulder their travel expenses to and from Iligan City.

For interested bloggers and waterfallers, please fill up the registration form below:

See you in Iligan!


Businesses interested in supporting this event, please check out the available sponsorship packages HERE.

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EVENT | Social Media for Small Business

Category : Events , Press Release

In line with Iligan Business Month, and in partnership with Chamber of Commerce, and Industry of Iligan, Inc., Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. will be conducting a Social Media for Small Businesses: Utilizing Online Media to Boost Your Business for business owners and/or brand/organization’s social media managers in Iligan City. The seminar will be about the basics and Social Media use appreciation, different free online tools that can be used for business marketing, and showing you how you can maximize your online presence by engaging with your network with a few click of these tools. It will be a good introduction to getting your brand on social media platforms, and show you how you can bring your brands to be competitive online.

Social Media for Small Business Seminar will be on October 22, 2013, 1:00 – 5: 00PM. at Chamber of Commerce, and Industry of Iligan, Inc. Office – Function Hall, 2nd Dr. Chelina Arcade Bldg, Tibanga Iligan City.

 We want you to take advantage of the increasing social media use by Iliganons, and boost your business by highlighting, and getting attraction for your brand name, events, and other activities online. We would suggest that you accompany with you the person who manages your social media accounts if you already have one.

 Please let us know if you have the time to join us, so we can reserve a slot for you by filling up the Pre-registration form online below, or call up Iligan Chamber Office at 302-0572.

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Blogging 101.5 | Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc.

Blogging 101.5 | Starting it Right!

Hi there Iliganon bloggers!

We are doing a  start-up blogging seminar for everyone this year! This one is for  those who want to start up a blog, newbie bloggers, and to those who finds the discussions interesting and helpful. We are calling it Blogging 101.5! Why the .5?! Because we will not only discuss on how you can start up your blog, but there will be a talk on how to properly choose your branding, unify your brand online, and how to maximize your network potential!

 Blogging 101.5 | Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc.


There are only a 30 slot available! To make sure you get a slot reserved for you, fill up your details on the PRE-REGISTRATION FORM below. Please fill up the form when you are 100% sure in joining us!


Cheers! And see you there!

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Google Mapping Iligan City Precincts

Category : Events , Iligan City

In less than 30 days to go before 13th of May 2013, Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc.contributed to Goggle Mapping the Iligan City Precinct for the Philippine Elections 2013. Unfortunately, of the 10 slots available only 6 of the Iligan Bloggers could make it that Saturday morning for the mapping party.

#MapYourPrecinct #IliganCity #PhElections2013

Google Maps have provided a 2013 Philippine Election – Find Your Precinct with the goal to provide every Filipino to find the location of their precinct. And for 2013, updates to add new, and those not yet mapped precincts was needed.

#MapYourPrecinct #IliganCity #PhElections2013   #MapYourPrecinct #IliganCity #PhElections2013

These locations are mapped, and contributed by volunteers from respective areas, or regions. Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc, after previous Google mapping parties to update the Google map of Iligan City, contributed to mapping the locations of the precincts ready for the 2013 Philippine Election come May 13, 2013. Other cities, and/areas are mapped by their respective blogging society.

#MapYourPrecinct #IliganCity #PhElections2013

#MapYourPrecinct #IliganCity #PhElections2013 mappers who could make it that day included Michael Lagcao, Audrey Mirasol, Lisa Marie Mirasol, Lovette Jam Jacosalem, and Jerick Almeda who were on site mapping in Iligan City, while Xy-Za Yape mapped, and contributed from out of town. The mapping was done last April 27, 2013 at Jacko’s Kan-Anan, and participated by Iligan Bloggers members. A shout out to Google PH for the short, and helpful tutorial on how to map precinct, and the cool Google Ph shirts, and freebies; Jacko’s Kan-Anan for the mapping venue, Purple Slipperz for the snacks provided, and for Iligan City COMELEC for providing a copy of Precinct list to double check with the online data.


2] Enter your Region/City. e.g Iligan City

3] Enter you Precinct Number. e.g. 001A
4] Click Find Voting Center
5] Use zoom in or out to locate pin on the map.

Please check out IBS Google Page for more images taken during the  #MapYourPrecinct #IliganCity #PhElections2013 event! We encourage everyone to practice their right to vote, and use it wisely.

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Watching Over Iligan City

Category : Announcements , Iligan City

Super typhoon Pablo ( Bopha )  threatens the Philippines, particulary, regions in Visayas, and Mindanao with  stronger winds, and rainfall than T.S. Sendong did last December 16-17, 2011, the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (ICDRRMC), other government sectors, some non-government organizations, private citizens are getting people prepared by keeping them informed. Here’s watching over Iligan City, and helping fellow Iliganons by sharing useful, and updated information in whatever forms. Let us watch over Iligan City.

Watch Iligan City

Here’s the Identified Evacuation Centers (ECs) in Iligan City from the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (ICDRRMC):

Flood Prone Barangays (High Risk to Flooding)
1. Hinaplanon: IBJT Tambo, San Lorenzo Parish Church
2. Santiago: MSU-IIT Gymnasium
3. Upper Hinaplanon: Madrasah Cabarro, BLISS
4. Mandulog: Barangay Gymnasium
5. San Roque: Pryce Gardens
6. Digkilaan (10 puroks): Our Lady of Fatima Parish
7. Bonbonon: Barangay Hall, Barangay MPC Stage
8. Rogongon: Barangay Hall, Barangay Gymnasium
9. Dulag: Barangay Hall/Gymnasium
10. Lanipao: Barangay Hall/Gymnasium
11. Kalilangan: Barangay Hall/Gymnasium
12. Sta. Filomena: Acmac Gymnasium
13. Luinab: Barangay Gymnasium 1 and 2
14. Panoroganan: Barangay Gymnasium/Hall
15. Bunawan: Barangay Gymnasium

Other Barangays
16. Mahayahay: Iligan City Central School (ICCS) Ground
17. Ubaldo Laya: Barangay Gymnasium
18. Tambacan: Barangay Gymnasium, Pryce Ground
19. Tubod: Laville Gymnasium, Corpus Christi Gym, Tubod Elem. School
20. Palao: DJAL Memorial School
21. Abuno: Abuno Elem. School, Barangay Hall
22. Pugaan: Barangay Gymnasium
23. Tipanoy: Barangay Hall
24. Poblacion: Barangay Hall, Wet Market, ICNHS Gym
25. Villaverde: Barangay Gymnasium
26. Bagong Silang: Barangay Hall, SMC High School
27. Tibanga: Barangay Hall
28. San Miguel: Barangay Hall, SMC High School
29. Sto. Rosario: Barangay Gymnasium
30. Del Carmen: Barangay Gymnasium
31. Saray: Barangay Gymnasium
32. Dalipuga: Barangay Hall/Gymnasium
33. Kabacsanan: Barangay Gymnasium
34. Acmac: Barangay Gymnasium

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HDSLR Film Making Workshop

Category : Events

HDSLR Film Making

Join 2 practicing professionals from the country’s leading network, in a 3-day Basic HDSLR Film Making Workshop  that will jumpstart your career in film making using a versatile HDSLR.

ILIGAN CITY | AUGUST 24 – 26, 2012


*Early bird discount (3,200PhP) on or  before August 10, 2012

Together with the Iligan City Tourism Office, local establishments, and some photography product brands, and services, Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc.  brings HDSLR Film Making Workshop in Iligan City. For out of town interested applicants and for other inquiries on this workshop, contact Pat D. Noel (09193209944) and/or Revilla Carbonell-Noel (09229907674).

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2012 Blogging 101 Seminar

The emergence of blogs shows that people are more comfortable with self expression that extends themselves to the digital communities. Blogging has evolved from “online diary”, and has now become versatile as each blogger is distinguished with the kind of niche and the type of writing he does through his blog. Blogging has established itself in the online communities as means of gateway for information, how – to guides, entertainment, and/or a weblog to share one’s experience to his friends and families despite distance.

Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. will be holding this years Blogging 101 Seminar for newbie bloggers and interested people in town. The topics will include: The Basics of Blogging, Bloggers Etiquette, Blog Niche, Elements of a Good Blog, and Bloggers Must Have. This years Blogging 101 Seminar will be different from last years as the topics to be discussed by the speakers will not only tackle the basics of blog set – up, but as well as how the bloggers should carry themselves in social functions and in the use of the new media. “We (IBS, Inc.) are one year older now and the event is part of our whole month celebration for the Iligan Bloggers Month 2012! The bloggers behind IBS, Inc. are willing and excited to impart to interested individuals the knowledge they have on their craft“, shares Alexander Singcol Jr., the project manager for this years Blogging 101 Seminar.

The event is co- presented by Sun Cellular Telecommunications with the widest area coverage in Mindanao, Third Team Media the digital team for your business, Diocese of Iligan for their generous support to IBS, Inc., and the bloggers behind,,,,,, and

Blogging 101 Seminar will delve on the elements that bloggers need for solid foundations on their blog. And since, blogging is a individual thing, and solely relies on the bloggers personality and ideas, a nudge, and slight push towards a direction can spark and ignite these to bring out inspiration for quality blogs.

Expect a day full of learning, fun, and surprises with the introduction of blogging basics!


Please fill up the pre-registration form below with your details to secure a seat.