The Launching and Induction of Iligan Bloggers Society Officers was held at SMC Mini Hotel, Iligan City last August 26, 2011 at 8 AM to 12 NN. The newly organized bloggers society of Iligan City was officially launched as well as it’s officers inducted on office. It was both stress and pressure for IBS to deliver a successful launching as this will represent a digital online media organization for Iligan City.
the master of ceremony Alexander Singcol and Lisa Marie Mirasol kick-started the Iligan Bloggers Society Launching and Induction of Officers. Starting with a meaningful prayer led by Arlene Collado and the the national anthem by Revilla Carbonell-Noel. It was Richard Celeste, the IBS Marketing Director who gave the welcome speech to the honored dignitaries, city officials, businessmen, and entrepreneurs of the vibrant Iligan City.
Iligan Bloggers Society is introduced to public and private offices with high hopes of partnership for projects that will promote Iligan City though the efforts of responsible and conscientious blogging. As blogging and it’s over-all effect to Iligan City was new for some of the guest, it was an effort to shed light on the purpose of Iligan Bloggers Society’s existence, given by no-less, the foundress of Iligan Bloggers Society herself, Lovette Jam Jacosalem.
The successful Iligan City Google Mapping Party held last July 30, 2011 was presented by the project manager, Lisa Marie Mirasol. As this was one of the major projects for IBS this year and was a pre-Launching activity for IBS to facilitate and hosts a Google Mapping Party to update the Iligan City Google Map.
It was a fitting timing to launch IBS and induct it’s officers as it will be the main proponent for the biggest convergence of Mindanao bloggers on October 29-30, 2011 for the Mindanao Bloggers Summit 2011. The announcement and invitation to partnership for the public and private sectors of Iligan City was given by the head organizer for MBS5, Michael Lagcao.
In behalf of Mayor Lawrence Ll. Cruz, Councilor Marlene Young gave the inspirational message to the IBS members. It was heartwarming to hear her say that IBS members don’t need her inspirational message, for it is IBS that inspire them with what we have done for Iligan City and will be doing in the future.
The induction of officers with the inducting officer, Cong. Varf Belmonte’s Chief of Staff, Madame Queenie B. Picardal, which was the highlight of the event. Only ten IBS members and officers were free from obligations and were able to take the oath. All of which carry the responsibility of being a member of the IBS and carrying its Mission and Vision.
Executive Director Charmaine Xy-za Yape, gave the acceptance speech for the IBS in the words of taking on the responsibility of upholding of what Iligan Bloggers Society stand for and the promotion of Iligan City through IBS activities.
Another highlight for the day was the awarding of the My Iligan Blogging Contest organized by Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation of Iligan, Inc.PR campaign to project a positive image of Iligan as well as promote the products and tourism potentials of the city. Michael Lagcao announced the winners together with Ms. Emily Pascua, President of CCIFII, Mr. George Hamoy, member of the Board of Directors, and Mr. Sol Erwin Diaz, one of the major sponsors for the prizes. The winners are : Lisa Marie Mirasol (1st prize), Charmaine Xy-Za Yape (2nd prize) and Lovette Jam Jacosalem (3rd prize).
Ms. Emily Pascua, President of CCIFII gave a short message to Iligan Bloggers Society of inspiration and congratulatory words for the winners as well.
Cong. Varf Belmonte’s gave an inspirational message through Chief of Staff, Madame Queenie B. Picardal, saying, “May I extend then my hand in partnership to the Iligan Bloggers Society as we walk the path of development. Congratulations and may your tribe increase.” Cheers came from the IBS members when the message says, “I am one with you in this aspiration of bringing out the best of our city and it’s constituents specially the youth. I am very proud that through your organization, the Lone District of Iligan City will be able to facilitate in uniting Mindanao and showing to the rest of the country that One Mindanao is indeed possible.”
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. Kudos IBS!