Category Archives: Events

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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.

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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, WhenInManila.com, 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 WhenInManila.com.

“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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French Kate Hammermuller crowned Miss Iligan 2016

Category : Events , Iligan City

The stars in the universe aligned for Ms. French Kate Hammermuller as she was hailed Miss Iligan 2016 during the Coronation Night on September 27, 2016 at the MSU-IIT Gymnasium.

Miss Iligan 2016 winners

Miss Iligan 2016 winners from left to right: Ms. Allen Mae Bantilan (4th Runner-Up), Ms. Katherine Aine Codas (First Runner-Up), Ms. French Kate Hammermuller (Miss Iligan 2016), Ms. Julielyn Orbe (2nd Runner-Up) and Ms. Mary Suzeth Mermio (3rd Runner-Up) Photo Credit: Ravie Wong Photography and Team

She got teary-eyed receiving the crown from Ms. Micah Bontuyan, former Miss Iligan who was assisted by no less than the 2010 Miss Universe  4th runner up Ms. Venus Raj as one of the guest judges.

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French Kate posted on facebook thanking the Almighty for the early gift as she turns 23 years old on October 2, 2016.

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The Search for Miss Iligan is the most prestigious beauty pageant in the City of Majestic Waterfalls.  It is an annual quest for the most beautiful ladies in the city and is one of the highlights of Diyandi Festival celebrated every September.

Here is the complete list of the winners:

French Kate Hammermuller (Miss Iligan 2016)
Katherine Aine Codas (First Runner-Up)
Julielyn Orbe (2nd Runner-Up)
Mary Suzeth Mermio (3rd Runner-Up)
Allen Mae Bantilan (4th Runner-Up)

 

Congratulations to all the winners!!!

 

Special thanks to Ravie Wong Photography and Team for the photos 🙂


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#EatIligan | Iligan Food Appreciation Tour 1.0

#EatIligan Call for Participants

The Iligan Bloggers Society (IBS), Inc. will hold the first #EatIligan: Iligan Food Appreciation Tour on July 2-3, 2016. The 2-day event seeks to highlight in various social media platforms Iligan City’s food establishments as well as its local delicacies. The activity is open to interested bloggers who is up for a weekend of foodie adventures.

Registration fee is P1,000. The registration fee is inclusive of accommodation and meals, and transportation from the hotel to featured food establishments.  Participants are expected to shoulder their travel expenses to and from Iligan City.

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

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


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#EatIligan | Iligan Food Appreciation Tour 1.0

#EatIligan| Call for Sponsors

The Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc., in line with the global Social Media Day celebration, is proud to announce the launching of the 1st #EatIligan: Iligan Food Appreciation Tour on July 2-3, 2016.  The 2-day event seeks to highlight in various social media platforms, Iligan City’s food establishments as well as its local delicacies. Participants of this event are Northern Mindanao-based social media influencers who have a considerable following in their blogs and social media accounts like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

During the tour, these influencers will be visiting participating food establishments to sample their offerings and generate live social media postings, promoting the event and the participating restaurants using designated hashtags. We are also giving out infographic materials to the business owners and a brief orientation on how to use social media for their business.

 

IBS, Inc. offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities suitable for organizations of all sizes. Sponsors of #EatIligan will gain online visibility for their companies and contribute to the success of the event.

Five levels of sponsorship are available for #EatIligan and bring the following benefits:


Sponsorship Package: Platinum (Total Value: Php 20,000)

Duration: 12 Months

  • 1 company name, logo with link and short description on participants’ pre-event blog posts
  • 1 highly-visible banner ad on SPONSORS & PARTNERS page (static JPEG) at Iligan Bloggers site (http://www.iliganbloggers.com)
  • Mention as sponsor only at IBS Fan Page & Twitter Account
  • Social Media Account Check-Ins, tags, & mentions of Sponsor during store/shop/office visit or time of which services/or products are used
  • Mention as sponsor during online campaign during Iligan City locals, and invited digital influencers scheduled online interaction/s.
  • Copy of Photo Documentation (Soft copies only)
  • Right to distribute company flyers and other promotional items/leaflets to attendees.
  • Right to raffle off products to attendees
  • Exclusive blog from participating bloggers
  • Exclusive blog post at Iligan Bloggers website

Sponsorship Package: Gold (Total Value: Php 15,000)

Duration: 12 Months

  • 1 company name, logo with link and short description on participants’ pre-event blog posts.
  • Provision for 1 ad banner 250 X 250 pixels to be featured on the Sponsors Tab at Iligan Bloggers Fan Page
  • Mention as sponsor only at IBS Fan Page & Twitter Account
  • Social Media Account Check-Ins, tags, & mentions of Sponsor during store/shop/office visit or time of which services/or products are used
  • Mention as sponsor during online campaign during Iligan City locals, and invited digital influencers scheduled online interaction/s.
  • Copy of Photo Documentation (Soft copies only)
  • Right to distribute company flyers and other promotional items/leaflets to attendees.
  • Right to raffle off products to attendees
  • Exclusive blog post at Iligan Bloggers website

Sponsorship Package: Silver (Total Value: Php 10,000)

Duration: 12 Months

  • 1 ad banner 160 X 200 pixels to be featured on the Sponsors Tab at Iligan Bloggers Fan Page
  • Mention as sponsor only at IBS Fan Page & Twitter Account
  • Social Media Account Check-Ins, tags, & mentions of Sponsor during store/shop/office visit or time of which services/or products are used.
  • Mention as sponsor during online campaign during Iligan City locals, and invited digital influencers scheduled online interaction/s.
  • Right to distribute company flyers and other promotional items/leaflets to attendees.
  • Right to raffle off products to attendees
  • Exclusive blog post at Iligan Bloggers website

Sponsorship Package: Bronze (Total Value: Php 5,000)

Duration: 12 Months

  • Provision for 1 ad banner 160 X 200 pixels to be featured on the Sponsors Tab at Iligan Bloggers Fan Page (Duration: 12 Months)
  • Mention as sponsor only at IBS Fan Page & Twitter Account
  • Social Media Account Check-Ins, tags, & mentions of Sponsor during store/shop/office visit or time of which services/or products are used
  • Right to distribute company flyers and other promotional items/leaflets to attendees.
  • Right to raffle off products to attendees
  • Exclusive blog post at Iligan Bloggers website

Sponsorship Package: Minor Sponsors (Total Value: Php 1,000)

Duration: 6 months

  • Provision for 1 text-link ad on sidebar of inside pages (max: 55 characters including spaces)(Duration: 6 Months)
  • Mention as sponsor only at IBS Fan Page & Twitter Account
  • Social Media Account Check-Ins, tags, & mentions of Sponsor during store/shop/office visit or time of which services/or products are used
  • Right to raffle off products to attendees

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In-kind sponsorships that directly cover the costs of the event are also welcome. In these cases, the sponsor name is prominently acknowledged in connection to the sponsored activity.

Anyone interested in sponsoring #EatIligan 1.0 may contact the organizers at iliganbloggers@gmail.com.


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Majestic Race Iligan: A Race for a Cause | JCI Iligan

JCI Iligan, Inc will Host Majestic Race Iligan: A Race for a Cause

JCI Iligan, Inc. will be hosting the first “The Majestic Race Iligan: A Race for a Cause” on Saturday, May 21, 2016, from 7:00AM-12:00NN.

Majestic Race Iligan: A Race for a Cause | JCI Iligan

The event is a city-wide race that aims to showcase the tourist spots in Iligan City and at the same time support the “Bags to School” project, a nationwide project that provides school learning needs to pre-school teachers and pupils of public daycare centers.

Young entrepreneurs and professionals from Davao, Zamboanga, Cagayan de Oro, Surigao, and other places in Mindanao will participate in the race.

“We are expecting that delegates from different places all over Mindanao will be able to appreciate more and experience the majestic beauty of Iligan City’s waterfalls and other tourist spots. In this race, participants will also get to have a taste of our homegrown products and delicacies,” says Mr. Coco Vega of JCI Iligan, Inc., the project chairman of the event.

Please see the poster below for more details about the event.

The Majestic Race: A Race for a Cause | JCI Iligan


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Center of Innovation and Technopreneurship to host iStartUp: An Invitation to Innovation

The Center of Innovation and Technopreneurship will be hosting their first conference leg entitled #iStartUp: An Invitation to Innovation on May 24, 2016, Tuesday from 12:00-6:00 PM. The event will be held at the CASSAlida Theater of MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology.

This event provides an opportunity to enhance connections within the startup community and develop new relationships. It is also the best time to be surrounded with the unlimited startup opportunities and trends as well as get tips and dose of inspiration from the successful startup founders. Participants will also learn how the Center of Innovation and Technopreneurship can help turn their business ideas into reality.

The speaker lineup includes the country’s best startup founders:

  • Carlo Calimon, founder and CEO of MobKard, a mobile and web application that addresses the need of consumers who are constantly looking for good deals
  • Au Mendoza Soriano, founder and CEO of PinoyTravel, a Provincial FIRST Online bus booking reservation system in the Philippines
  • Martha Rodriguez, founder and designer of VESTI, a proud Mindanaoan brand that showcases the beauty of handwoven natural fibers from different tribes in Mindanao
  • Raven Duran, president and founder of Webnified, Inc., a technology and inventions hub that will help you build the innovative and disruptive technology you need to make your business grow and go space-rocketed
  • Arcelio ‘Jun’ Fetizanan, founder and CEO of Fame Aviationapp, a startup that makes air, sea and land travel safer thru his affordable and easily deployable transponder and gateway

While there is no fee to attend the event, registration is required. Students, faculty members, and technopreneurs interested in attending may register HERE.

 


ABOUT: The Center of Innovation and Technopreneurship is the first Business Incubator in Mindanao created to provide technology-based business services to budding tech-entrepreneurs in the region.


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KaugmaON: A Gig for a Cause

Every Nation Campus Iligan is holding a gig for a cause called KaugmaON this coming Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 5 pm to 9 pm at MSU-IIT COE Amphitheater. The Kaugmaon gig is a night of music and poetry, featuring the performances of rising Iliganon bands and The AUTHORities. This is also part of the National Heritage Month celebration in partnership with Sagip Eksena Initiative (SEI) and KASAMA.

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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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JEMS Project Smile 2015

Did you witness the latest in Iligan City?

Last September 4, 2015 was a day that marked in history that no one has ever done before in Iligan. With a red carpet aisle, cameras on stand-by, roses and lollipops on hand, and greeting smiles, the Junior Entrepreneurial Marketing Society (JEMS) has done it!

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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.