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Cebu Bloggers Society to hold 1st Social Good Summit Cebu

 Social Good Summit

Cebu Bloggers Society Inc. (CBSi) will hold the 1st Social Good Summit Cebu on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Marcelo Fernan Cebu Press Center from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.

Social Good Summit is an international event spearheaded by the United Nations Foundation and Mashable, one of the largest and influential blogs globally. Through the Mashable Meetup Organizing Group, the blogging organization inCebuhas been invited again to organize a local event in line with the mentioned international summit to be held on September 22-24, 2012.

The international event aims to gather leaders, thinkers and influencers to answer the challenge, “How can new technology and new media create solutions for the biggest problems facing my community?” On September 24, people are invited all over the world to connect through local meet-ups to answer the same question.

In Cebu, CBSi is holding the summit on Sept. 22 that will be in line with the 18th Cebu Press Freedom Week. It is free and open to the public.

The summit, which has the local theme “Blogging and Social Media as Instruments for Social Change”, is open to bloggers, journalists, the business community, and academe.

Topics include State of the Social Media Scene in Cebu by Ruben Licera Jr., president of Cebu Bloggers Society, Inc.; Social Media Responsibility Defined by Dr. Narciso Tapia, a medical blogger and finalist of the 1st Cebu Media Excellence Awards (CMEA); Inspiring Change through Blogging and Social Media by Nancy Cudis, 1st CMEA Blogger of the Year and Top 9 finalist of Good Blog Awards 2012; Social Movement via Social Media by Atty. Totol Batuhan, Founder of Abante Barangay Movement; Impact of Social Media Influencers in Social Change by Max Limpag, co-founder of InnoPub; and Social Media Engagement Ethics and Legal Issues by Atty. Ethelbert Ouano, law professor at the University of San Jose Recoletos.

During the summit, Jaysee Pingkian, CBSi outreach committee chair, will introduce to the public the group’s outreach program dubbed “CBSi ActNow”.

The 1st Social Good Summit Cebu is supported by Julie’s Bakeshop, Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc., GeiserMaclang Communications, PRWorks, Abante Barangay Movement, SMART, and Marcelo Fernan Cebu Press Center.

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