Pinoy_Blogfest 2.1 reaches out to Visayas bloggers


Gadgets Magazine, organizers of Pinoy_Blogfest 2.0, will be taking their show on the road by holding a regional forum for Visayas-based bloggers with Pinoy_Blogfest 2.1.  This will be held from 8:00 am to 12:00 nn on Monday, 5 September 2011, at the MM Audi A of the University of St. La Salle in Bacolod City.

Carrying on the theme Social Media as a Change Agent, the program for the regional forum will consist of the following topics and resource persons:

Social Media as a Change Agent by Gadgets publisher Maribelle Alba gives an overview of the development and evolution of social media as a platform for human interaction.

Keeping Safe in the Digital World by online editor John Nieves provides pointers on how to avoid the pitfalls of identity theft, spamming and other cybercrimes.

Purchasing Power: Making that Gadget Purchase Count by Gadgets Magazine associate editor Michelle Toledo discusses basic tips on how to assess if a gadget offers value-for-money.

Pinoy_Blogfest presentor Coca-Cola will also showcase their global Live Positively advocacy, and how this is translated into specific programs and projects that benefit local communities.

Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation (NWTF), a Negros-based NGO, will share their own experience about how, as a Kiva field partner, they are able to generate funds online for their micro-finance beneficiaries.

Pinoy_Blogfest 2.1 is presented by Gadgets Magazine in partnership with the University of St. La Salle MassCom Society.  Contact John Alfred E. Lucot at email: johnalfred_lucot [at] for registration information or you may email blogfest [at]