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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Political bloggers ask to include BJE in impeachment against Arroyo

November 18, 2008 | No Comments Yet

The Manila Blog Times reports an initiative led by Filipino political bloggers pertaining to the Arroyo impeachment case and the Bangsamoro Juridical Entity (BJE):

Political bloggers led by Manuel Quezon III on Wednesday asked the House of Representatives to include the scrapped Bangsamoro Juridical Entity (BJE) agreement in the impeachment complaint against President Arroyo.

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The group said they believe Arroyo must be impeached for her role in the BJE memorandum on agreement (MOA) with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.

In pursuing the MOA — which the Supreme Court later declared as unconstitutional — Arroyo “did a grave injustice to the citizenry,” the group said.

“It was, in sum, a policy of such deceit and recklessness, as to demonstrate her consecration, not to the service of the nation, but to a policy calculated for personal advantage, to the detriment of the nation at large,” they stated in the complaint.

They also said that the intervention is meant to strengthen the impeachment complaint filed last October 13 by a group of citizens led by Jose De Venecia III.

The group has also launched a new blog called Oust the Imp. Read the intervention complaint here.

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