Category Archives: Press Release

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Smart Bro kicks of nationwide tour with best deal ever P888 Pocket WiFi in CDO

Summer is about to get hotter as Smart brings their Smart Bro 4G Pocket Wifi nationwide with their celebrity beauty queen “BRO-kadas” MJ Lastimosa and Bea Rose Santiago in Cagayan de Oro this weekend (May 13-15).

Watch out as they make their way to Barangay Camanmanan, Macasandig, Nazareth, Divisoria, Agora, Lapasan, Gusa, Kauswagan, Bayabas, NHA, Bulua and Carmen, where Smart subscribers are experiencing faster and reliable data connections from the country’s leader in mobile because of recent connectivity enhancements.

Other legs of the tour will happen in Pampanga (May 20-22), Davao (May 20-22), and Makati (May 27-29), where you can avail of Smart Bro’s best Pocket WiFi offer at only P888 and get a chance to bag awesome surprises and prizes for you and the whole BRO-kada, including Michael Pangilinan, Michelle and Marco Gumabao, and Gretchen Ho, among others!

“This tour is geared to empower our subscribers nationwide to enjoy their summer and share their fast and reliable internet with friends through the Smart Bro 4G Pocket WiFi at only P888,” Oscar A. Reyes, First Vice President and Wireless Consumer Broadband at Smart. “With awesome prizes for our subscribers and celebrities joining the fun, this is definitely going to be a summer to remember.”

Inspired by millennials’ growing passion for better connectivity experience, Smart recently focused on network improvements in CDO to provide faster and better signal covering the entire city.

“We love the energy of this City and the fact that recent connectivity developments have been done in the entire CDO so everyone can experience better data service mean more reasons for us to celebrate with our BRO-kadas here. With network improvements and better signal, it’s the perfect time for Smart Bro to bring its 888 4G pocket WiFi devices to the beautiful people of CDO,” added Reyes.

Aside from this exciting broadband offer, you can get a chance to meet celebrities that will make your summer sizzle even more. You can also win premium items from Smart and adventure vouchers worth P10,000 for a BRO-kada Trip by simply purchasing Smart Bro 4G Pocket WiFi. These adventure vouchers are for top summer getaway destinations like Sandbox Adventure Park, Enchanted Kingdom, a White Water Rafting adventure, and a resort stay in Samal Island.

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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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#ExperienceIligan Twitter Chat: Let’s talk about Iligan

#ExperienceIligan online campaign will kick off this September 16, 2013 via the hosted Twitter Chat by Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc.

We are have inviting netizens to use the hashtag #ExperienceIligan in their social media posts particularly Twitter and Instagram, and share it like wildfire. Aiming to mobilize the locals and visitors to a unified call to action to highlight Iligan City, and encouraging people to visit and experience Iligan for themselves, social media is maximized through this unified effort.

Twitter Chat

The #ExperienceIligan Twitter Chat will be a conversation and talk about Iligan on a specific date and time. This way, questions and information regarding the how-to’s, what’s, the best time, and other must-know info about making the best Iligan experience can be shared and read by anyone.


You can follow and join in the conversation. Share your past experiences using the hashtag #ExperienceIligan, and check out the live feed at

Our first tweetdate for #ExperienceIligan Twitter Chat will be on Monday, Sept 16, 2013 at 8:00-9:00 PM. We’ll have a followup on how the participants are doing with their excursions sometime between Sept 18 and 22, and we’ll wrap it up after they are sober from travel and excursions.

It’s a date! We hope to read your tweets and check out your Instagram photos while we’re at it too!


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IBS, Inc. Launches #ExperienceIligan Campaign

ILIGAN CITY, PHILIPPINES, August 18, 2013 – Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. launches #ExperienceIligan, an online campaign for Iligan City.

IBS, Inc. encourages netizens to use the hashtag #ExperienceIligan in all posts about the beauty of Iligan City. The campaign aims to mobilize the locals as well as the visitors for a unified call to action to invite other tourists and travelers around the world to experience Iligan.

#ExperienceIligan online campaign | Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc.

The campaign takes off with the celebration of Diyandi Festival drawing near, and will continue even after the festivities. Posts on Instagram and Twitter will be curated on the IBS, Inc. website.

“We recognize the power of online media to capture the attention of potential tourists and visitors. By using the clickable hashtag #ExperienceIligan, it’s easier for people to see what the locals and visitors share about the best ways to experience Iligan,” says Lisa Marie Mirasol, the organization’s president.

With the support of the people of Iligan and the local establishments, the online campaign aims to generate hundreds of excellent tips from locals and visitors, and reach millions of people around the world via the Internet and encourage them to #ExperienceIligan.

IBS, Inc. aspires that the hashtag #ExperienceIligan will soon result in various spin-off online campaigns about Iligan City Tourism.
Contact Information:
Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc.


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Blogging 101.5 – We Started It Right!

One of the goals of Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. is to conduct quality talks and seminars to broaden the blogging community and promote responsible use of social media in the city of Iligan.

Together with Jacko’s Kan-anan and Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation of Iligan, IBS, Inc. hosted a start-up seminar called Blogging 101.5 last July 27, 2013 with a theme of #StartingItRight.




The blogging seminar was an interactive one, encouraging the participants to ask more questions on the three major topics in blogging:  Basics of Blogging (by Mr. Gabriel Billiones), Branding (by Mr. Alexander Singcol), and Networking for Bloggers (by Ms. Lovette Jam Jacosalem).  The Society’s President, Ms. Lisa Marie Mirasol, facilitated the open forum after each of the presentations.


L-R: G Billones, A Singcol, LJ Jacosalem, LM Mirasol

The event was the third start-up blogging seminar conducted by Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc.

Our heartfelt gratitude to the organizing team, speakers, sponsors, and attendees for making the event a successful one.