Photo Highlights/Slideshow of The Social Good Summit in Manila #iPHLgood #SGS

#iPHLgood is way more than good. Maybe you have seen lots of reviews on The Social Good Summit in Manila (#iPHLgood #SGS) by bloggers, writers, broadcasters, etc. So here’s my take in terms of Photography! Enjoy the Slideshow. You can be updated at my FB Page and @micuniversity twitter as i will post hundreds of photos soon! What truly made the event quite a blast were the new friendships that has been formed, around 5oo social media geeks, some cool ideas flying around and everything in-between!

Special mention to: Ros Juan, Tonyo Cruz, Mike Josh Villanueva, Hoang Vu, Jyle Sulit, Christine Aguilar, Thyzen Estrada (Freshmen Dorm-mate), Ross DelRosario, Mai, Andrew, Mark and many others i might forget to mention (forgive me)! Nice meeting and thanks everyone. See again real soon!

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With Rappler CEO Maria Ressa
With Bianca Gonzalez
Ramon Isberto, PLDT-Smart public affairs head
With Freedom of Information Bill poster boy Cris Lao
TweetupMNL team :)) Ros Juan and Tonyo Cruz
Michael Josh Villanueva Working Behind the Scene


(Repost Via for speakers’ bio)

MANILA, Philippines – Innovation. Social Media. Social Good. These three ideas converge on September 22, 2012 in Metro Manila during the Social Good Summit. Organized by Rappler and TweetupManila, the Social Good Summit is part of a greater global movement initiated by Mashable to coincide with UN Week.

Speakers include:

Ramon Jimenez Jr. (Tourism Secretary)

Mon Jimenez is secretary of the Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) and is the driving force behind “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” – the country’s official tourism campaign that was inspired by social media and spread through social media. Prior to joining the DOT, he was an advertising executive and was founder & CEO of JimenezBasic, one of the largest advertising agencies in the country. Mon believes that social networking was born in EDSA and that Filipinos bumped into crowd sourcing before the rest of the world.

Maria A Ressa (Rappler CEO)

Maria A. Ressa is Executive Editor and CEO of social news network Rappler. Maria has been a journalist in Asia for more than 25 years. Before setting-up Rappler, she was Senior Vice President of ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs from 2005-2010 and CNN’s bureau chief in Manila and then Jakarta from 1987-2005. She became CNN’s lead investigative reporter focusing on terrorism in Southeast Asia and is the author of several books on terrorism including the upcoming book From Bin Laden to Facebook. Despite documenting some of the worst disasters and uprisings in Southeast Asia, she believes in the goodness of human nature and in the transformative powers of media and technology.

Ricky Carandang (Communications Secretary)

Ricky Carandang is Secretary of the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO) under the administration of President Benigno Aquino III. Prior to joining public service he was lead news anchor at the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC). An Ateneo graduate, Ricky’s first job was as a stock broker. He was named The Rotary Club of Manila’s Broadcaster of the Year in 2010 and served as Newsbreak Magazine’s President and Business Editor from 2000 to 2004.

Bianca Gonzalez (TV Host)

A familiar face on Philippine TV, Bianca Gonzalez is host of several entertainment and current affairs programs on ABS-CBN Channel 2. Bianca is one of a handful of Pinoy Twitter users with over a million followers — using her celebrity status and social media influence to support her advocacies. A staunch advocate of youth empowerment, Bianca is a World Economic Forum Young Global Shaper and Unicef Philippines Champion for Children. She is a two-time winner of the Globe Tatt Awards, first for “ThoughtMover” in 2011 and “The One” in 2012. Aside from her work on TV, Bianca is also editor-at-large for Meg Magazine and lifestyle columnist for the Philippine Star.

Chris Lao (The Informer)

Chris Lao, a victim of cyber bullying, was inadvertently thrust into the spotlight in 2011 when a video of him being interviewed on a TV news program went viral on the Internet. His quote, “I was not informed” made in reference to flood waters that stalled his car, became an Internet meme. Since then, he’s had a baby, passed the bar exams and has starred in a bank commercial, reenacting scenes from that infamous viral video. Chris is a living example of the good and bad that can come out of social media — he’s used the Internet to turn the tables on his misfortune and is now the poster boy of one of his advocacies, the passing of the Freedom of Information Bill.

The event will be hosted by Tim Yap and Chay Hofileña.