Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Mapping up Business for ANP Members

The Association of Negros Producers is a business support organization established to develop socially-responsible entrepreneurs to grow their business and contribute to the economic growth of Negros Island.

It is comprised to manufacturers and producers from five sectors:  Gift and Housewares, Furniture & Furnishing, Fashion and Garments, Processed Food and Natural and Organic Products.

Since they are all into business, GBG Bacolod partnered to introduce Google tools to improve their businesses.

GSA Bacolod were tapped as speakers during the event.

One to one sessions were implemented  during the workshop.

They're proud to wear the Google shirts!

Sipalay Geo Walk

Here we come, Sipalay!

Finally, we were able to set the date and got confirmed to go just three days before the event.  So here I am with the GSA Bacolod team (we missed Benj here) en route to a weekend in Sipalay City to map and update resorts and  other tourism establishments.

Sipalay is the jewel of the province of Negros Occidental.  It is a coastal town lined with beach resorts mostly owned by Europeans who have settled cum retired here.  It has also one of the best diving spots in the country which accounts the presence of visiting European dive instructors at the resorts.

On board the slow bus to Sipalay City.

Upon our arrival, we made a courtesy call to Sipalay City Mayor Oscar Montilla, Jr. who provided us with a service vehicle and his staff, Mark, to bring us around the area.

I've always loved island hopping in Sipalay on board a motorboat.  And this view from Perth Paradise Resort is so breathtaking.  Warning for the faint hearted but I'm glad I was able to make it to the top climbing the steps slowly in the early afternoon sun.  But the view is so fantastic!  I could just gaze at this view all day long.

Our tour guide, Mark Torillo, spent his weekend with us bringing us to the various resorts and tourist attractions in Sipalay City.

Our hosts at Driftwood Village Resort who served the best carbonara I've ever tasted.  And the chocolate muffins that Daisy has perfected!

Can you count how many carafes were formed to make this triangle?

Behind is Cansibit Pit, the remnants of the closed Maricalum Mining Corporation.

A resort owner who greeted and showed his place to us.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013


We're happy to announce that you can now register for GDayX Bacolod! Join us on September 28th, Saturday at Sugarland Hotel for a day of cool tech and fun topics!

To apply for a spot, please visit http://goo.gl/uP8sjY or click on the "Register Now!" link above this page to register.

What is GDayX?

GDayX is a community-organized event supported by Google inspired by Google GDays. In the Philippines, GDayX will be celebrated in several key locations in the Philippines. This will bring the GDayX experience closer to the members of the GBG, GDG and GSA communities.

Why should you join?
Expect GDayX to be a fun, one-of-a-kind Googley experience. It will be a full day of learning and showcase of cool tech. If you want to learn more about Google Apps, Getting your Business Online and other Google Products then this event is for you, and oh did we mention joining these events are free of charge? You just need to register online.

For more information on GDayX all over the Philippines, please visit the GBG Philippines blog.

We will be posting more information on topics and speakers within the coming weeks, so stay tuned. To get the latest updates, add us up in your circles:

Google+ gplus.to/gbgbacolod
Facebook facebook.com/GBGBacolod

Don't forget to use the #GDayXBCD hashtag when posting about the event online. See you there!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Negrense Women Summit (NeWS)

Another event organized by GBG Bacolod was the Negrense Women Summit last August 31, 2013 at East View Hotel, Bacolod City.

GBG Community Manager Maricar Dabao welcoming the participants to the summit.

Keynote Speaker was Emily Go-Villanueva, a wife and mother.

Doc Pinay Ganchoon talked about  health and wellness of a woman.  The participants were interested when she discussed about stem cell therapy.

Atty. Pearl Montesino presented Legal Matters in the Home and Business.  It was a riot when the laws on adultery was discussed.  hahaha..... it showed how lopsided the laws against women were.

GDG Bacolod Manager Anne Olvido discussed Online Education.

GBG Iloilo Manager yen de Felipe, an SEO and Social Media Marketer, talked on How to Promote your Business Online.

Strong and empowered women and the NegrenseWomen Summit!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Women 3.0 in Baguio City


Drive and Google+

Social Media Day

Social Media Day is an annual global event on June 30 which recognizes the digital revolution that is happening today.  GBG Bacolod, thru its Community Manager, Maricar Dabao, hosted a meetup for social media enthusiasts who were mostly students invited by our Google Student Ambassadors (GSA)  Shad Roi de la Cruz, Benj Tupas & Kate Orcena s shown in photo below.

The GSAs talked about GMail and G+.  What was exciting was Hadi, a Googler based in Singapore greeted us thru a Hangout!