Saturday, December 8, 2012

Filipino Bloggers Worldwide 2012 Event - A Big Success!

Our Filipino Bloggers Worldwide (FBW) event last tonight was a big success! Despite the time constraints, I still couldn't have dreamt of a better outcome! Here's a big shout to Mr. & Mrs. Orly Ballesteros of Ex-Link Events for sponsoring the venue, food, stage, time, team and everything else in between! Their generosity truly surpasses our wildest expectations!

I would also like to thank Ex-Link Events for inviting me to partake in their prior program -- the 4th Outstanding OFW/Balikbayan Reputation Award (OBRA).

I felt honored being amongst the families of such hardworking Overseas Filipino Workers. Their blood, sweat and "sipon" as what a Filipina OFW blogger shared via a pre-taped video was truly inspiring. She was OBRA's Outstanding Filipino Blogger that night, Ms. Eulalia Frances L. Jayme. She was represented by her lovely daughter during the event since Ms. Jayme was still based in Saudi Arabia.

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And of course, I will never forget all of our bighearted sponsors! 

The admins and I would also like to thank the following establishments for providing more raffle prizes for our members: De La Salle University Medical Center (DLSUMC), Bawal Mag Shoot Dito (BMSD), Diana Stalder and SMART.

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Up to know, I can still feel my heart being constantly filled with love and excitement. Despite those minor mishaps along the way, the event was still a grand success. All of the members who attended didn't go empty handed. Food and drinks were pouring, as well as merriment and laughter. The feeling was overwhelmingly good. 

It was my very first time to help organize such a big event. So I really want to thank Ms. Tess Chancellor again for believing in me, and for believing on our team of Admins: Ness, Sumi and Franc. Our event wouldn't have been made possible if not for our event heroes as well. They have taken the time out of their busy lives just to help us create an enjoyable experience. Thank you Michelle Banayo, Ericleen Jucal, Tristan Khalil, Joey MJ, Anna Monique, Karen Tuazon, Lariza Garcia, Rence Chan, Mark Morfe, Mac Vasquez and Myk Rome. A special shout out goes to Jevelme Frago for being our impromptu volunteer last night and for Jason Cruz for being our Speaker! 

Thank you friends for all the help and support. Let's do this again next year! :)

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Will be posting more updates about the FBW Event soon! But for now, if you have time this weekend, please do visit the "9th Mega Balik-bayan/OFW Expo", at Megatrade Hall 2-3. You can also drop-by the TRAVEL Philippines Show, to get your 2013 Travel Tours and Airline Tickets with BIG Discounts! :)

Explore & Be Free!


  1. Happy to work with you and the rest of the admins during this event Mai. I had so much fun hosting the event. Just sharing a quote from the Art of War "No plan ever survives first contact with the enemy." Most part of the program didn't go in sequence as planned but we were flexible enough to adjust and still turned out to be a success.

  2. It all worked out for the better because we were indeed flexible. :) Thank you Franc.. Last night was very meaningful for me as I was given an opportunity to meet and interact with such great and humble minds. :) We'll see each other soon ah! :)

  3. A successful event . Kuddos to the admins and volunteers and most especially to Ex-Links Management and Marketing Services Corporation.

  4. all you guys outdid yourself in terms od dedication and hard work. Dumami pa sana ang lahi nyo.

  5. Hello Mai! Thanks for making me part of the event. I was so grateful at nakasali ako dito. And @twitter-44335003:disqus was right, you guys were very flexible! No wasted moment kahit na hindi na sunod ang program hahahah. Hoping for more events in the coming year. :)

  6. Kudos to the admins! Mami tess, pareng Orly of Ex lInks en all fbw peps... Hope to see u again guys.. Taz hindi na aq late at nagmamadali nun for sure. This is what "group" means. #Iluvfbw

  7. This could be a big event that would happen here in the Philippines. Thank you for sharing this information.

  8. Another events in the Philippinesthat make your day busy. How I wish I could attend some of this event.

  9. This wouldn't be possible if not for the creation of FBW too. Thank You Mommy Tess!

  10. Salamat po! Sorry sa late reply. :)

  11. Naku, salamat rin sa tulong niyo Tristan! :)

  12. Awww.. thanks for coming Jeffrey!




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