Marghil Macuha on SEO at iBlog 6

April 20, 2010 | No Comments Yet

Missed iBlog 6? You’ll be happy to know that both Carlo Ople and Marghil Macuha himself blogged about his SEO talk at the 2-day event. New Media Philippines posted a summary of basic SEO practices while posted links to SEO e-books you can download for free.

The first most important rule is to SEO keywords that are actually being searched for. There’s no point in going through the grueling process of link building if they keyword you’re targeting isn’t even worth the effort. Marhgil explained that a good tactic is to make posts that provide solutions and answers, something that I already tackled in a previous post.

Download Marghil’s slides here. Hope the other speakers can also post their presentations online!

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iBlog6 schedule posted & registration open

February 19, 2010 | 1 Comment

iBlog6 has opened its doors for online registration, on this page. The 2-day event is completely free, so there’s absolutely no reason not to sign up now. The schedule has also been posted, which indicates the difference between the talks on April 16 and 17:

The first day (April 16) is targeted for businesses and entrepreneurs wanting to understand how to tap blogs as a medium to promote their products and services. The second day (April 17) is meant to everyone interested about blogging.

Edit: No word yet on there will be an afterparty this year. Keep up with all the updates at the iBlog site.

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iBlog6 Video Contest

February 1, 2010 | 1 Comment

Aside from a logo design contest, iBlog6 is also running a video contest to “capture what blogging means to you, or highlight how blogging has changed your life, helped you earn, promote a project or cause, or some other similar theme.” This is a great opportunity for bloggers to express how this hobby, profession, art has impacted their lives, hopefully also in the context of the Philippine blogging scene.

This contest is organized as a means to celebrate how blogs and the bloggers behind it are:

  • Changing lives – their own and/or of those around them;
  • The way blogs allow them to communicate their ideas and thoughts;
  • The way establishments, whether profit or non-profit, use blogs and bloggers to reach out;
  • and many more..

Entries will be judged according to concept, visual artistry, editing, production value, and overall impact. You need to be at least eighteen to be eligible. The winner will be announced during the iBlog event and will receive an 8GB iPod Nano.

Deadline is on March 7. Read the full mechanics here.

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iBlog6 call for speakers/topics and logo contest

January 21, 2010 | 1 Comment

iBlog6: the 6th Philipping Blogging Summit is happening on April 16 and 17 at the Malcolm Theater, UP College of Law, UP Diliman, QC. Here’s what to expect in this two-day event:

iBlog6 is targeted to take place on April 16 and 17. The first day will focus on Blogging for Business (entrepreneurs, corporation, non-government organization, and the likes). We would like to receive proposals that can help businesses understand better on how blogs can be tapped as a tool for promotion and how to work effectively with bloggers (through events, contests, advertising, and the likes).

The second day will focus on topics for Bloggers that includes introduction to blogging, use of photos and videos, policies, and promotion. We also want to look at political blogging, election coverage, and building offline blogging communities.

Interested speakers may now submit topic proposals before the January 31 deadline here.

iBlog is also launching a contest for the redesign of its logo. The mechanics are listed here. Submission of entries runs from February 1 to 15 and the winner will win an 8 GB iPod Nano.

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iBlog5 registration is open

March 31, 2009 | No Comments Yet


iBlog, the Philippines’ premier blogging conference, is back on its 5th year this May 9, 2009 at the Malcolm Hall Theater in UP Diliman, Quezon City.

Here’s the tentative schedule:

Morning session: (some can be sponsored talk)

Afternoon session:

  • 1:00 – 1:20 Legal issues in Blogging
  • 1:30 – 2:30 Preparing Bloggers for the 2010 Elections
    – COMELEC on Blogging & Bloggers
    – Citizen Journalism for the 2010 Elections (Oliver Robillo, NAMFREL Chairman – Davao City)
    – The Bloggers Election Handbook project release (Janette Toral)
  • 2:40 – 3:30 Blog Advertising Situation in the Philippines (Yehey and 2 sponsors)
  • 3:30 – 3:45 Break
  • 3:45 – 4:45 Blogging to the Next Level (Fitz Villafuerte and another speaker)
  • 4:45 – 5:00 Raffle & Group picture taking

7:00 pm onwards After-Event Party (sponsored)

Registration is open here. You can also check out other information about the event like the venue, sponsors, and promotion.

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April 15, 2008 | No Comments Yet is hosting a bloggers’ party on the night of the 4th Philippine Blogging Summit, iBlog4.

That’s April 26, 7:00 PM at Katips Bar along Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City. All bloggers are invited! But be sure to confirm your attendance.

Here’s an added treat: if you come as your blog, you get a chance to win a Sony PSP. That should make Bloggers’ Night a little bit more interesting. Looks like the 26th will be a jampacked day (and night) for bloggers!

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Events: Filipina Stories Awarding, Repertory Philippines Presscon, Corporate Blogging Seminar, iBlog4

March 24, 2008 | No Comments Yet

Another round of Philippine blogging events just as summer arrives!

March 28: WikiPilipinas Filipina Stories Awarding of Winners at SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia

Filipina Stories

The WikiPilipinas Filipina Stories writing contest has ended and it’s time to award the winners. Read the program details here.

March 28: Repertory Philippines Press Conference at MyCinema, Greenbelt 3

Altar Boyz

Gibbs Cadiz reports that Repertory Philippines is offering 10 slots for bloggers in a press conference that will talk about the upcoming musical, Altar Boyz.

Bring your cameras with you–the Altar Boyz will perform some numbers. The show itself runs April 4-27 at Onstage, Greenbelt 1. Take note of the presscon details, and e-mail me asap at to reserve a slot.

April 11: Corporate Blogging & Online Reputation Management Seminar at SGV Conference Rooms, AIM

Corporate Blogging & Online Reputation Management Seminar

“A series of talks that aims to educate business leaders and professionals how to reach out to its stakeholders and customers via blogging and maintain a credible image on the internet.” This event costs 500 pesos, but proceeds will go to the GILAS Foundation of Ayala Foundation Inc. Visit the event homepage here.

April 26: iBlog4 at Malcolm Theater, UP College of Law


The 4th Philippine Blogging Summit, iBlog4, draws near. This is a whole day event (last year it spanned 2 days) dedicated to blogging and is presented by the UP Internet Society Program. Details of the event are available here.

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