It was my first time to attend a summit of the Mindanao bloggers. I just saw a post or was it my friend who tagged me for the post that there will be a summit which will be held in Asia’s Latin City—my very own Zamboanga City. If you guys don’t know, I was born and raised here in Zamboanga City. That makes me a true blooded Zamboangueña :). I’m not really a hardcore blogger. I just blog when I got time and where there’s a topic that catches my attention. There was a sort of lecture about blogging which happened at the College AVR of Ateneo de Zamboanga University last October 29. Today the summit proper was held at the Garden Orchid Hotel.


All the topics of the speakers were great. But what I like about the summit is that bloggers from Davao, Iligan,General Santos and Cagayan de Oro came to Zamboanga City just to attend. And  most of them has blogs that earn money, isn’t that nice? And I like the tokens that Sir Bariles and his gang gave to the delegates–the opera software key chain.  It’s just a small thing but it really made me happy. Thank you Gensan team and Opera :).


Miss Aileen Apolo from Google Philippines gave also a talk, too bad I didn’t won in any guessing icons about Google. I would love to have a token from her too :D.

There were a few delegates from Zamboanga City even if it was held here. I mean, I was expecting that more bloggers from the City will attend.  Too bad they didn’t. It was a great effort done by the Zamboanga Bloggers lead by Ryan Elumba to make the summit possible. And one of the people whom I can’t forget is Ryan Nabi who was the emcee for the first day and the one who gave the icebreaker today. He was so funny, witty and gay :D. I wish all of the speakers will be like him so people like me will not be bored during long talks. He suggested that it would be nice if the 5th Summit will be held in Basilan, Philippines. Who knows it may happen in the near future.

I’ll add some posts regarding the summit in the coming days. I just need to rest for awhile. I’m just too excited today that I need to post about the Mindanao Summit.

Seeing the bloggers–those hardcore ones was an eye opener for me. It entices me to write more and be inspired. I Just hope that this will not be the last of the activities of the Zamboanga Bloggers but just a prelude of what will happen in the coming months  for the blogging community in Zamboanga City so that we can also help in uplifting the image of our ciudad and also the Mindanao. Adelante Zamboanga! Adelante Mindanao!