Blogging 101.5 – We Started It Right!

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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.

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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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Social Media Day Cebu Meetup 2013

Last June 30, the founders of the Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc., Ms. Charmaine Xy-Za Yape and Ms. Lovette Jam Jacosalem, were invited as speakers for the Social Media Day Cebu Meetup 2013 held at Diamond Suites & Residences. The event was hosted by the Google Business Group Cebu, which was founded by Ms. Fleire Mae Castro,  also a co-founder of IBS, Inc.

The IBS, Inc. Founders(L-R): Fleire Mae Castro, Charmaine Xy-Za Yape and Lovette Jam Jacosalem. Photo by: Potato on Web

The event was organized by Third Team Media, Google Business Group (GBG) Cebu, Google Developers Group (GDG) Cebu, Google Student Ambassadors (GSA) Cebu, and Cebu Bloggers Society, with the support of Potato on Web and Diamond Suites and Residences as sponsors.

This year’s theme for the Social Media Day Meetup is #fwdPH, which revolves around “love of country.” The speakers shared insights on how social media can be used as a tool to promote national pride and patriotism.

Here’s the list of speakers:


The IBS, Inc. founders shared how social media is being utilized to promote Iligan City, as well as how it became a relevant tool to call for help for the victims and survivors of TS Sendong with the One for Iligan campaign.

After the Social Media Day Cebu Meetup 2013 , Jam and Xy-Za also attended the #SMDayCebu event by Globe Tattawards 2013, where bloggers and different social media influencers gathered for an informal meet and greet. International talents and social media influencers shared their experiences and how social media helped them in their career and business.

Social Media Day is an annual event by Mashable.

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IBS, Inc Induction of Officers 2013 | Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc.

IBS, Inc. Induction of Officers and Bloggers Tapok-Tapok

Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. inducts its new set of officers during its first Bloggers Tapok-Tapok event on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at Jacko’s Kan-anan.

IBS, Inc Induction of Officers 2013 | Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc.

The new set of officers. From Left-Right: Pres: LM Mirasol; V-Pres: G Billones Jr, Secretary: A SIngcol; Treasurer: LJ Jacosalem, Auditor: A Collado; BOT: R Noel.

The induction and oath-taking took place during a casual gathering of Iligan-based bloggers. It was an informal event attended by bloggers – members and non-members of IBS.

President-elect Mirasol, inspired the group to work together to uphold the organization’s vision, mission, and goals.”May IBs have another year, and more of serving the purpose as a blogging society  with everyone working as a team, and as we strive multiply our tribe!”, she says in her speech.

The elected officers of Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. for 2013 until 2015 are as follows:

President: Lisa Marie Mirasol
Vice President: Gabriel Billones, Jr.
Secretary:  Alexander Singcol, Jr.
Treasurer : Lovette Jam Jacosalem
Auditor: Arlene Collado

Board of Trustees:

  • Charmaine Xy-Za Yape
  • Fleire Mae Castro
  • Revilla Carbonell-Noel
  • Jeffrey Wong

The newly inducted officers of Iligan Bloggers Society looks forward to the organizations role in Iligan City,through the mission and vision of which IBS stands for.


Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. would like to express utmost gratitude to for its contribution to the success of the Bloggers Tapok-Tapok event.

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5th Mindanao Bloggers Summit

Hello Mindanao! Hello Philippines! Hello World!

The Iligan Bloggers Society is pleased to announce that Iligan City will be hosting the 5th Mindanao Bloggers Summit on October 29, 2011.

The 5th Mindanao Bloggers Summit (MBS5) will banner the theme “One Green Mindanao: Mobilizing Bloggers to Promote Sustainable Lifestyle”.    With the prevalent issues on climate change, the Summit aims to promote natural balance and respect for the human symbiotic relationship with the Earth.

MBS5 is open to all bloggers who are interested to attend the event and experience the vibrant Mindanao blogging community, and to share ideas and explore the potential impact of blogging and sustainable lifestyle.

A Nature Tour to various tourist attractions in Iligan City for participants will take place on October 30, 2011.

Details with regards to registration and other matters will be published as a Press Release once everything is final not later than August 2011.

For the mean time, join us at the official Mindanao Bloggers Summit 2011 Facebook Page for updates on this event.

Best regards,


Charmaine Xy-Za Yape

Executive Director, Iligan Bloggers Society