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Best Cebu Blogs 2012 Honors Great Online Websites

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There is that time of the year where the best Cebu bloggers are being awarded for quality locally-generated content. Winning one a few years ago, it boosts your confidence as you try to make a blogging a great career for promoting anything awesome about Cebu and beyond. Now, I am honored to be part of the organizing committee for the second time in a row now. 
It's too bad I missed the event because I had to attend my company's Ops Department Party. But anyway, I salute my friends who brought home the prestigious Best Cebu Blog 2012 award.
Best Cebu Bloggers by Niche Winners ( They received Best Cebu Blogs Awards Trophy, Smartphone by Globe Telecommunication, Gift bag from Starbucks Philippines, Best Cebu Blogs Awards Token by PRWorks Vismin )
Maria Patricia Rosario Zosa of onethirdpoundpatty.com (Best Cebu Fashion Blogger), Robert Manceilta Jr. of techbuzz.ph (Best Cebu Tech Blogger),Mary Angeli Bas of foodiecraft.com   (Best Cebu Food Blogger), Gino Go of mynomadichabits.com (…

Filipino developers flock to Foursquare Hack Day Philippines

Foursquare Hack Day Philippines was a day of fun, competition, and some serious location-based mobile app development.

The highlights:
Makati - Dec 1, 2012

On December 1, the elevators leading to SMART' Communications 12th floor cafeteria "Sadoce" at its Makati HQ were jammed with software developers headed for Foursquare Hack Day Phliippines (an event also known by its Twitter hashtag #4SQHackPH).

For that Saturday, the cafeteria had transformed into an enormous "hackerspace", with its tables filled with developers, laptops, power strips, and energy drinks, eager to hunker down for a day of coding with the Foursquare API.

Judging from the numbers alone, the event was a huge success - 119 developers showed up (comprising 26 teams out of the 46 that had registered online) to compete for cash prizes and free accounts to pricey developer cloud services. It was one of the biggest local hackathons assembled at a single venue. But apart from the competition, the devel…

Open Letter To Save A Life

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While we enjoy hot meals and warm company of our family this Christmas, one family is somewhere out there trying to figure how one of their angels is going to get through this season and have the chance to welcome a new year.

We are knocking at your generous hearts to help Lyzabeth Zuher Genobiagon who is suffering from brain tumor. She is the younger sister of Karren Sabrina Genobiagon, a RAFI-YMA Season 6 alumna.

Please find attached letter from Karren for your reference. They also made a Facebook page for Lyzabeth: http://www.facebook.com/#!/APennyforAnAngel

There is something we can do and let me share their story:

Last September 28, 2012, our seven year old daughter, Lyzabeth Zuher R. Genobiagon, was diagnosed with brain tumor and hydrocephalus.  

With the help of benevolent individuals, in which we are forever grateful, she had her first operation last October 6, 2012 to immediately drain the excess water which was trapped in her brain due to the tumor. She can no longer see on he…

Get the Best Pinoy Art for Christmas!

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Give a unique and incredible gift this Christmas!  An array of affordable art will be presented for your choosing in Art at the Park, a display of paintings and art pieces every Sundays starting December 16, 2012 at the Cebu Business Park open space along Biliran Road fronting The Terraces entrance.
See beautiful paintings of watercolor, acrylic or oil on canvas of various sizes and subjects; intricate wood art and mixed media artworks; artsy printed t-shirts and many more.  You can also have your portraits done in an instant, or commission artists to do portraits of your family and friends!
Art at the Park is a joint effort between Qube Gallery, Cebu Holdings Inc., Cebu Business Park and Ayala Center Cebu.  It will soon be a hub of art lovers and artists alike for a vibrant exchange of creativity.
Qube Gallery Chief Executive Officer Jon Gotiong said, “You see amazing art displayed in the streets or in the parks of Paris or along the open spaces in Manila.   It’s about time we also had…

Helping Nature and Endangered Animals Has Never Been This Rockin Fun!

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Eco Art & Music Fest Fundraiser Opens January 19 at Conspiracy Garden Café

Manila (December, 2012) – An art exhibit and music fest fundraiser for Save Philippine Seas’ Pawikan Watchers program opens on January 19, 2013 at the Conspiracy Garden Café, Quezon City.

EndDanger, which features mixed media artworks from the group Artists for Nature and performances from Flying Ipis and other music bands, calls attention to the growing problem of animal endangerment in the Philippines and encourages the community to get involved in conservation and protection efforts.

Although gifted with a rich and biologically diverse ecosystem, from lush forests to a vibrant marine life, our country’s natural resources have significantly dwindled over time. Animal species, in particular, are under increasing threat from habitat destruction, pollution and commercial exploitation. Many are now in the verge of extinction.

The artists and organizers behind EndDanger seek to raise funds for the monitoring o…