The usual suspects

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Congrats to the organizers of the very successful Summit, The Usual Suspects

Mindanao Bloggers’ Summit

I arrived shortly before 8 a.m. at the NCCC Mall for this big day. It’s the 1st Mindanao Bloggers’ Summit.

First to arrive at the conference site was Paul, a student blogger from Ateneo de Davao, then I followed. It took another ten minutes before our emcee Migs arrived. Charles came in next.

Here’s the day’s program. Tonight we unwind with a Bloggers’ party at Habana Compound.

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11% not sure

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I have no doubt that this Yehey poll reflects what most Filipinos believe about “cash gifts” being given to politicians by the Malacanang occupant.

What concerns me is the 11 percent who seemed to be in Enchanted Kingdom and not rooted in Pinas realpolitik.

Hoy gising!

(7:44 a.m.)

More than 3 times

The city-state of Singapore is so small that it can be just one of the islands in archipelagic Philippines. It has little natural wonders. Davao City is even 3-and-a-half larger than it and boasts of a number of natural attractions.

While the Philippines is happy in meeting its tourist arrival target of 3 million, Singapore has a record more than 3 times this number. And yet it is still striving hard to improve its services as a premier tourist destination.

More facilities are being built, thousands of workers being trained, and several signature events being lined up including the first night time Formula 1 race next year.


Whew! What’s wrong with Philippine tourism?

ICT Week

It’s a busy ICT Week in Davao City.

The 6th Mindanao ICT Conference opened yesterday at the NCCC Mall. I’m joining one track today as panelist on new media and information exchange.

The week started last Sunday with the e-lympic internet games at SM Mall hosted by the Internet Cafe Association of Davao. It would end on Saturday with the 1st Mindanao Bloggers Summit.

The week-long activities also include the 1st BIMP-EAGA ICT Conference which coincides with the Senior Ministers Conference of this ASEAN sub-region comprising Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.

Also in town are trade delegations from Darwin, Australia and Taiwan, who are likewise participating at the Davao Trade Expo (DATE 2007), the city’s biggest trade exhibit.

Kudos to the organizers led by ICT Davao Inc. and the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Last year, I led the Davao City delegation at the 5th Mindanao ICT Conference at Cagayan de Oro to bid in hosting this year’s event.


Oh, oh. Where’s my post on Moral Leadership? I wrote it early this morning.

I had it posted at and davao blogspace picked it up too, but it’s nowhere to be found on my blog. please help.

Moral leadership?