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Get Creative with Iligan Blog Carnival

Category : Announcements

In celebration of the Iligan Bloggers Month in May 2012, and   World Bloggers Day, the Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. would like to invite bloggers, be you iligan-based or not, to join the Iligan Blog Carnival for a weekly themed blog post to celebrate Iligan’s finest.

Iligan Blog Carnival is a blog post writing by different bloggers with the aim of promoting Iligan City’s bests.  This will be a weekly blogging campaign with different topics every week for the whole month of May, and have the all entries compiled in one post at the IBS, Inc website.

These are the weekly topics:

Week 1 :  Fruits of Labor.   Subject of this blogpost will be about well-known products or establishments which originated in Iligan City.   If you know of a good product or establishment that offers any kind of services that you would like to share, you may blog about it too.
Deadline of publishing of blogpost – May 7, 2012 at 5::00 pm.

Week 2 :  Mother’s Day Treat.  In celebration of honoring mothers and motherhood, we blog about our memorable experiences with her. You can suggest good places to go in Iligan to treat mothers on Mother’s Day or where to buy good stuffs as surprise gifts for your mothers. It could also be moments you had with her at iligan City that makes it top of the charts mother-and-child bonding
Deadline of publishing of blogpost –  May 12, 2012 at 5:00 pm.

Week 3 :  Huling Hirit sa Tag-init.  Summer getaways  Iligan City has to offer!  A blogpost on the best places to take your friends and the whole family before summer ends. Because we can never get enough of summer fun!
Deadline of publishing of blogpost – May 21, 2012 at 5:00 pm.

Week 4 :  School is In.  School is cool! This blogpost would be about where to find in Iligan items related to school like the most affordable yet high-quality school supplies, shoes, bags, uniforms, etc.  Or, the best dressmaker in the city for quality yet affordable uniforms.
Deadline of publishing of blogpost – May 27, 2012 at 5:00 pm.

At the bottom of each entry, place:


This is an official *Insert Week No. and Topic Title here*  entry for Iligan Blog Carnival in the celebration of Iligan Bloggers Month in May 2012.



After publishing, post the URL of your blogpost on the IBS Facebook Fanpage  at within the specified weekly deadline.

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May is an Official Iligan Bloggers Month

Category : Announcements , Events

The Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. thrives to provide  independent online publishing through the use of  a new form of media to it’s locales and to Iliganon’s all over the world. The organization, with the aim to promote Iligan City, also empowers the netizens their right to proper information dissemination and how to use them. There’s a growing number of skillful and creative bloggers who uses their skills in  blogging, and information broadcasting through social media, and IBS Inc, welcomes this growth, and celebrates with Iliganon bloggers all over.

May is the official Iligan Bloggers Month for Iligan City!

Under the Resolution No 12-264, Series 2012, with the support of the City Council of Iligan through Chairman on Science and Technology, Councilor Bayani C. Areola, May is now the official month for bloggers in Iligan City. This calls for a whole month activities for bloggers of Iligan City to hone on to their soft skills and crafts to contribute in catapulting Iligan City into the world wide web with the responsible use of  the new media.

Every blogger  is invited to celebrate Iligan Bloggers Month for the year 2012 with the list of activities. Please keep updated for information and details.

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IBS, Inc. | Join In Our Growing Tribe

Category : Announcements

Iligan Bloggers Society Inc. will soon be celebrating it’s first year of existence. After a year of blogging and bloggers event, contributing to the blogosphere  and in supporting the community with the soft skilled the IBS, Inc members — IBS, Inc. looks forward to another year and more as the official bloggers society in Iligan City. It has be a productive year for this non-government organization, and as the first year anniversary nears is a welcome shout to another year full of activities and friendships. With that, Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. is making this official statement of opening it’s membership to interested bloggers from Iligan City, of any blogging niche, to join in our growing tribe!

Yes! It has been a busy year for IBS Inc. and we finally got the membership policies in place, and IBS, Inc. is now ready to welcome new breed of creative and responsible netizen to join us.

To know more about Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc and what this organization stands for, please read the humble beginnings of IBS, Inc. and  it’s   Mission, Vision, and Goals to not be misled. For application to become OFFICIAL IBS, Inc MEMBERS, please read the Iligan Bloggers Society Inc. Board Resolution Membership Fees and Dues and fill up the Membership Application Form. Please state appropriate information requested for your application to be considered viable. You will then receive an email not later than 3 days regarding your membership approval by the IBS, Inc. Board of Trustees. Details for the meet and greet will be also emailed and to, hopefully, welcome you as signed up for the contract to become an official IBS, Inc. Member!

We hope to see you on board as you join in to make a difference as responsible bloggers and netizens in Iligan City!

Sidlak Iligan!


Board Resolution Membership Fees and Dues: CLICK HERE

Membership Application Form: CLICK HERE


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Youth for Positive Difference

We face a variety of community issues, like environmental problems ,that affects the world we live in. As globalization continues, local problems becomes international issues too. With the kind of attention the environment and preserving it has been getting lately, we would think that we have traversed a long road in our fight to maximize our resources and preserve the beautiful diversity of our nature. From marine ecosystem preservation, mammal extinction, rainforest destruction, or polar ice caps loss are some of the very serious environmental issues, and we should start to look at them and treat them that way.

Like such, every community problem has causes, numerous effects, but most importantly, a solution!

Unilab Ideas Positive, a social marketing clinic, and competition-in-one are looking for brilliant youth and their desire to make a positive difference in their communities. College students from North Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao are invited to join and to help transform their chosen communities with their social marketing ideas! Providing the medium for college students to share their innovative and sustainable ideas about health and wellness concerns in the community — because young minds can bring spark and feed the fire of which great ideas burn from.

To help the youth solidify and turn their ideas into concrete, Unilab Ideas Positive provides:

  • A 3-day boot camp to learn and understand social marketing, relevant practices and case studies.
  • A seed money to implement social marketing programs within 6 months.

15 chosen youth teams will be making a significant contribution to make a positive difference to the community of their choice. Receiving P100, 000 seed money for the implementation of their ideas, flown in to Manila, with free hotel accommodation, meals, and transportation, and to attend the 3-day boot camp to learn social marketing approaches from a pool of experts through workshops and case studies — this will, definitely, be the venue for the youth to work on the positive change our nation needs.

Celebrate teamwork by sharing and working on those awesome ideas and make the awesomeness in you contribute to a healthier Philippines!

Interested college students can join by teaming up and registering at

 Deadline for submission of entries is on April 16, 2012

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How One For Iligan Works for Its Victims and Donors

Category : Announcements

WHAT IS ONE FOR ILIGAN? ONE FOR ILIGAN campaign for the victims of typhoon Sendong in Iligan City was  conceptualized by the Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. in a campaign to call $1 Dollar for the victims of Typhoon Sendong. The campaign  and the photo made by MSU IIT Diskarte  in support for the movement went viral and became the face of the campaign. This movement is realized by generating enough funds online and use it to provide immediate needs for the victims. The One for Iligan movement is for all Iliganons, Filipinos, and people with big hearts to give as little as a dollar for the victims for Typhoon Sendong . Unfortunately, since the campaign name is a calls for an effort one people to extend help to the victims, Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. can not help it if distributing and volunteer groups use the same campaign name. We did, however, made a disclaimer that this specific distributing arm is only accepting donations stated in this post. Any donations made to other accounts is not accounted for by the organization and it’s operations.

WHY THE DISTINCTION? Basically, Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. is  an organization, solely in respect for the donors who trusted the organization with their donations. And to protect the credibility of the organization as well as any groups or organizatiosn using the same name, we have to make a distinction, so as not to zero out each others credibility. That way, people would still not think the group is not a “scam” because there’s another one of the same campaign name. One For Iligan, after all started as a generic name for a campaign and not just tagline. Again, any donations made to other accounts is not accounted for by the organization and it’s operations.

One For Iligan Photo Courtesy: MSUIIT Discarte

RELIABILITY and LEGITIMACY CHANNEL ISSUE? IBS, Inc. is a SEC registered Non-Government and Non-Profit Organization recognized in Iligan City both in the private and public sectors. The organization has worked on projects: facilitated Iligan City Google Mapping Party, host of 5th Mindanao Bloggers Summit, social media partner for Project 111111, and Christmas Caroling sa The Strip partner with Calda Pizza Iligan to name a few. With nominated bloggers on their respective blog categories for the Philippine Blog Awards, and social media specialists on board.

First #oneforiligan Tweet by Lisa Mirasol:!/PinayTravelista/status/147850724376711168
Retweet by Pres. Noy:!/PresidentNoy/status/147919709709418497
However, Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. would like to release this statement that in the efforts to bring help and support, the organization will only receive and accounts for the donations sent through these channels:

DONATE VIA PAYPAL: Email address  –

DONATE VIA XOOM (for International Donors):

1. Login to Xoom.

2. Use Send Money feature.

3. Email us for the recipient details:


Drop Off Points:
CALDA Pizza Iligan City
Iliganon sa Manila, Inc. Drop Off Points
In-kind Donations sent to:
ONE FOR ILIGAN, LBC Iligan City Branch (CODE: ILGN-02)

No, it will not be coursed through Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. who conceptualize this movement. ONE FOR ILIGAN Campaign by Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. is ONLY accepting donations thru PAYPAL: Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. and BANK ACCOUNTS stated above and personal delivery or hand-over.  Any money/cash transactions donated to other accounts not stated otherwise goes through other volunteering groups/organizations not accounted for by Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc.

Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. will not be turning over cash to any Local Government Units as per request by donors based in Iligan, Philippines and in parts of the world. With respect to that request IBS, Inc. will purchase IDENTIFIED IMMEDIATE NEEDS as well as render health services to the victims and distribute it to evacuation centers in Iligan City with the volunteers for the One For Iligan Campaign. This will ensure that there will be direct hand-over of donations from Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc to the victims themselves.

Prepared Cooked Food for identified evacuation center for the day.
Health Service Items: BP, Temperature taking, medication release, and immediate health problems taken care of, with health and sanitary teachings
Non-perishable items: Mats, Blankets, Slippers, Soap, Repacked Goods, Kitchen wares (4sets of plates, spoon & forks, glasses), cleaning materials (pail, brush, steel wool, detergents, and bath soap)
Immediate Needs: Undergarments, Sanitary Pads, Diapers and Evacuation and Site Clean-up Items

WHO WILL BE THE BENEFICIARIES? The victims of Typhoon Sendong from the 14 identified evacuation centers as well as identified directly hit areas with people camping out in their properties that needs the help and support. Senior citizens, children, pregnant women, and injured individuals will be prioritized. Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. asks that the donors to understand that we  identify areas and people who needs it the most and to circulate to make sure that the organization will have a wider scope of help given.

Updates on status updates, photos and videos at:
IBS, Inc. Fanpage:
IBS, Inc. Site:
Tweeter: #oneforiligan

Calda Pizza, Iligan City
LBC Iligan City Branch
Seawalk Trading and Cokaliong
Iliganon Sa Manila, Inc.
Volunteers (students, Registered Nurses, and young professionals)

SMART Telecommunications
GLOBE Telecommunications
And are still open for your support to help IBS, Inc and the volunteers work for the distribution and service to the victims of Typhoon Sendong.

Typhoon Sendong may have hit Iligan City hard, but the Iliganons and this humble city will rise above it all with your support and generous hearts. Daghang salamat sa kaninyong tanan.

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ONE FOR ILIGAN: Help the Typhoon Sendong Victims

Category : Events

Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. is accepting donations in kind for the victims of Typhoon Sendong in the city. We encourage the following items for donations: canned goods, noodles, bath and laundry soaps, toothpaste, rice, used clothings, slippers, and cash donations.

One For Iligan



St. Michaels’ Cathedral, DXIC Radio Staion, City Hall, Rizal Park, and Calda Pizza Iligan City Branch will be the drop off point for the donations in-kind of cash. Please do not hesitate to ask to verify for you to extend your help to the victims of Typhoon Sendong.


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  1. SEAWALK TRADING CORPORATION 888 A.S. Fortuna St., Mandaue City. Look for Beth or Sandra. Contact numbers – (32) 3461324 / 4162311. Cokaliong will be sponsoring the free shipment of all collected items donated from that area.
  1. Makati City: 3553 Durango St., Palanan, Makati City 1235. Contact Migz @ 09065777812 or 09227130006 OR 6-D Cypress Gardens Condo 112 VA Rufino St. Makati City c/o Meikah Delid
  2. Quezon City: Berkeley Residences, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City. Contact Jamie Steffani Mijares @ 09157744244
  3. Manila/Taft Avenue: Madison Square Condominium, Taft Avenue, Manila, Right infront of De La Salle University, Right beside Kenny Rogers . Contact Roden Lim @ 09228446777


OR Ship your donations via LBC for FREE and send it to the address:

LBC has been generous and accepts shipping of donation to affected areas for free ( HERE: until free service lasts):

JRS has been generous and accepts shipping of donation to affected areas for free ( HERE: until free service lasts):

For INTERNATIONAL shipping and delivery for One For Iligan:

Please fill up the form for documentation and recognition of donors.


DISCLAIMER: ONE FOR ILIGAN Campaign by Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. is ONLY accepting donations thru PAYPAL, UNION and BPI BANK ACCOUNTS stated above, and personal delivery or hand-over to official IBS, Inc. members.. Any money/cash transactions to other accounts goes through other volunteering groups/organizations not accounted for by Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc.


Your Donations will be read and shown at:

Daghang Salamat.

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Visayas Blogging Summit 2011

IBS,Inc. to support CBSi on the Visayas Blogging Summit 2011

Category : Announcements

Visayas Blogging Summit 2011

Visayas Blogging Summit 2011


After the wave of Mindanao Bloggers Summit 2011, spearheaded by the Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc,. had settled down. The society now takes a leap in full support for programs and events that deems worthy of the general public participation. Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. is behind  this years organizers for the Visayas Blogging Summit 2011, the Cebu Bloggers Society, Inc.  to give our full support to further unify the blogosphere and to develop bloggers potentials to optimize and maximize self-worth through the development of skills in social media use.

Staging the creative approaches in integrating social media as a potent tool for social change, the Visayas Blogging Summit 2011 carries the theme, “Blogging and Beyond.” This will highlight the value of blogging as a medium to encourage the community to participate and promote change through social media usage.

With Cris C. Ducker as the keynote speaker and with other notable resource speakers, the organizers aims to have a more interactive learning experience for it’s delegates to better improve their crafts.

Here’s some sugar to sweetened this already great deal. Visayas Blogging Summit 2011 admission is FREE! Visit the official site for the event at Visayas Blogging Summit 2011  and LIKE the Visayas Blogging Summit 2011 FB Fanpage to get updated on details for the summit.

Visayas Blogging Summit 2011 official logo

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On Iligan Bloggers Society Pending Memberships

Category : Announcements

Being the lead proponent for the Mindanao Bloggers Summit 2011 on October 29-30, 2011, Iligan Bloggers Society has been busy with the organizing of the event to welcome it’s guest, speakers, and participants. With Iligan City as the host city for this 5th convergence of Mindanao-based bloggers and bloggers from Luzon and Visayas, The IBS Core has zeroed in on the details of realizing this event for everyone involved and participating.

In as much as we want to welcome interested IBS members, we do regret to inform the public that Iligan Bloggers Society will be putting the Application for Membership on hold, until further notice. The less than a year old blogging society is yet to iron out and finalize it’s polices and regulations for the society, it’s members, and the activities. This is to ensure safety for it’s members and the society, and to be able to uphold the Mission, Vision, and Goals of which Iligan Bloggers Society stands for.

Until the elected and inducted Officers and Board of Trustees will be able to draw and finalize the Resolution and Regulations on Membership, the Official Members of Iligan Bloggers Society are, as of this moment, the names listed on this site. Any inquiry or matters related to Iligan Bloggers Society and it’s activities should be directed to or any of the it’s official members.

To all bloggers, and interested bloggers who has and/or is applying for IBS membership, please bear with us as we place this on hold for the moment. We do, however, invite to join us in Mindanao Bloggers Summit 2011 or at any Iligan Bloggers Society related or supported events, for the us to get to know and share networks with each other.

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Project Angel Tree Launching Invitation

Category : Announcements

Gift – giving and sharing came in early preparation for this year as  the Project Angel Tree will be launched on September 03, 2011 at 5:00P.M. at the Rizal Park, Iligan City. Join us as we welcome on this season love and sharing as the “-ber” months starts and witness the launching of the Angel Tree Project.

 The Angel Tree Project is initiated by the Department of Labor and Employment in coordination with the Local Government Unit of Iligan City through Mayor Lawrence Ll. Cruz, and the Committee on Civil, Political, Human Rights & Responsibilities of City Councilor Marlene Young, with Vice Mayor Henry C., DyCouncilor Rudy Marzo, and Councilor Providencio A. Abragan Jr., SP Councilors and in partnership with the Congressman of the Lone District of Iligan Rep. Congressman Vicente “Varf” Belmonte and Madame Rosanna Belmonte and other “Angel” benefactors.


As an “Angel” benefactor, the organizers will be very happy and grateful if you bring your initial gifts for the benefeciaries and your club/company streamer indicating your support for Project Angel Tree. Please wear something WHITE! See you there!


Programme of Activities



Registration of Guests and Participants


Invocation                     Danielle Belmonte-Picardal

Doxology                        Buhanginan Voices

Pambansang Awit

Iligan March

Opening Remarks          Hon. City Councilor Atty. Marlene L. Young

Parade of Angels

Video Presentation      Project Angel Tree

Message                             Hon. City Mayor Lawrence Ll. Cruz

Special Number              Buhanginan Voices

Message                             Hon. Cong. Vincente “Varf” Belmonte

Message form Project Initiator   Atty. Alan Macaraya

Acknowledgement         Joy Jariol-Rosero

Donors (Program Organizers)

Ceremonial Unveiling of the Angel Tree and Hanging of Symbolic Angels at the Angel Tree with Mass Singing of ” WE ARE THE WORLD”

Ceremonial Gift Giving to 100 Beneficiaries from Ubaldo Laya Memorial School and Bagong Silang Elementary Schools


Special Number                Hip Hop Dance Number

Surprise gift giving to a child



Initial Gift Giving on stage by Angel Donors

Closing Remarks              Councilor Providencio A. Abragan & Councilor Ruderic C Marzo

Picture Taking