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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