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(Will be adding more topics as more speakers confirm.)

On November 22, we are having an online One Internet Day event to help encourage support to families in the Philippines affected by typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda. We encourage our friends in the international community to share their expertise on this day and donate for a good cause.

We will be adding more topics here as the event nears:

I. Collaboration Rules! Preparing Youth for a Globally Connected Future #ReliefPH

Friday, November 22, 2013 at 11:00 AM (GMT +8) or 1:00 PM (GMT +10)

Today’s technology enables more relevant interactions than the international pen pals of past generations. This session will present solutions that can help youth learn the skills they need to build strong and compassionate communities — and effectively compete in the increasingly flat world and its global economy. From highly regarded cultural programs, to the latest tech tools that facilitate global collaborations, this session will inspire you to learn the Rules of Collaboration.

Dr. Yvonne Marie Andres is President/Co-founder of and founder of iPoPP (International Projects or Partners Place.) She is creator of International CyberFair and US State Department’s Doors to Diplomacy programs, met with President Bush to launch Friendship Through Education, and speaks at conferences worldwide.

II. Social Media Trends in China #ReliefPH

Friday, November 22, 2013 at 9:30 AM (GMT +8) (know your local time here)

If Facebook is the leading social media platform in most countries in the world, it is different in China. Popular platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Facebook are available in limited areas only. However, local social media platforms have thrived and created new opportunities as well.

In this webinar session, American internet dude Michael Michelini who has been living in China (since 2007) will share his insight and how can companies leverage Chinese social media for business.

III. Making LinkedIn work for your business #reliefPH

Friday, November 22, 2013 at 11:00 AM (GMT +8) or 1:00 PM (GMT +10) (know your local time here)

Business coach and social media strategist Des Walsh will have an interactive session about LinkedIn.

LinkedIn is constantly changing these days and even experienced people are finding it challenging to keep up. Just in the past couple of days they have taken away LinkedIn Today, which Des has been promoting as a valuable tool for managing daily updates. They say Pulse replaces it, but are there privacy or other risks now with the Pulse mobile app, as there seem to be with LinkedIn Intro? Learn more in this webinar session.
IV. Startup Marketing Tactics #ReliefPH

Friday, November 22, 2013 at 1:00 PM (GMT +8) or 6:00 PM (GMT +13) 

Startup marketing is a unique challenge because of the limited resources, whether it’s time, money or talent. Find out some tactics that you can use to get your startup noticed.

Justin Scott is a Growth Strategist at Growth Devil. He advises startups on strategy and tactics they can use to skyrocket their growth. Joining him is Mark Hayes – Growth Hacker for Growth Devil.

V. Measuring E-Commerce Maturity

Friday, November 22, 2013 at 3:00 PM (GMT +8) (know your local time here)

E-Commerce is considered a driver for global competitiveness. However, there is no suitable framework that measures the significance and strategic importance of e-commerce in business. In this webinar session, Dr. Nick Fontanilla and Janette Toral will present an approach for measuring e-commerce engagement from the perspective of the suppliers and consumers.

Dr. Nick Fontanilla is the President of i-Metrics Asia Pacific Corporation. Janette Toral is the site owner of Through i-Metrics Asia-Pacific Corporation, an E-Commerce Maturity Index and E-Commerce Maturity Scorecard is under development and currently going through trial testing.

VI. Search Marketing Tactics for 2014 #reliefPH

Friday, November 22, 2013 at 8:00 PM (GMT +8) or 1:00 PM (GMT +1)

Learn from search marketing experts Mike King, Cyrus Shepard, Evan Fishkin, Gillian Muessig, Kate Morris in this special free webinar event the following:

*    Strategic campaign design
*    Tactical on page optimization
*    Tactical off page optimization
*    Analytics and tracking
*    Trends – what’s coming this 2014

This one hour free webinar event will not be possible without the support of the resource persons mentioned above who agreed to share their expertise for free.

Special thanks as well to the Marketing Festival for helping in making the Search Marketing Tactics for 2014 webinar session possible.

Bonus topic:
Twitter Experiences on Going Global

(With gratitude and thanks to Twitter and Interactive Advertising Bureau Singapore, this recorded session will be made available on our event page archive and shall only be made viewable to those who pledge – along with other webinar videos of the day)

Twitter is a real-time information network that connects you to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what you find interesting. Twitter aims to connect businesses to customers in real time, from brand lift to CRM to direct sales, enabling brands to have an easy way to reach an engaged audience. In the last twelve months, Twitter has been busy growing their APAC operation, including the recent opening of their Australia office.

After a stint in the USA, Shailesh Rao recently relocated back to Asia to be at the centre of Twitter’s international growth. Ken Mandel, IAB Chairman Emeritus and Managing Director of HootSuite Asia Pacific, quizzes Shailesh on Twitter’s rapid growth in Asia, their strategies for the region, how Twitter advertising works for all types of brands, whether we’re likely to see products like Twitter Amplify, the differences between monetizing the Social Graph vs the Interest Graph and more.


This webinar event is a fund-raiser for families affected by typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. We request all participants joining this webinar to support this cause and donate to any of the following charities (or your preferred charity organization). Donation date must be from day of sign-up to November 23.

List of international organizations where donations can be made is at

Thanks to all who have donated and will be joining this event. If you haven’t yet donated but indicated where you intend to donate, we trust you. Please don’t forget! Thousands of people are in desperate need and we’re pleased to be able to help a bit.
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Returned Peace Corps Volunteer. Advocate for Gawad Kalinga, and social entrepreneurs

This not just a video, it is a personal hope, dream and advocacy, for everyone, everywhere.  It an "anthem" for tikkun olam, literally to "heal the world" and for gawad kalinga "to give care":

From: rakivega  | May 15, 2010  | 6,853 views
(music and lyrics by Jude Gitamondoc)
(Performed by Raki Vega)
(MTV Directed by Ruel Antipuesto and Tess Villegas)
(Arranged by Jad Bantug)
(Orchestration by Prof. Roberto del Rosario)
(Violin by Marc Hamlet Mercado)
(Cello by Maria Doris Malaque)
(Choir: Voices of Praise Carmel)
(Online & local distribution & promotions: 22Tango Records)

I can see it now
Crystal clear as day
My people will rise again
Someday soon, somehow,
Somewhere down the way
My people will rise again...

My people, we will rise again
We will learn to spread our wings and fly again
Like an eagle to the distant dawn...
We will rise again.

No more hollow words
No more shallow lies
For tomorrow, we will rise again
No more shattered hopes

No more tattered lives
This time tomorrow, we will rise again...

My people, we will rise again
We will learn to spread our wings and fly again
Like an eagle to the distant dawn
From out the shackles of the past
We'll be flying free at last
And rising with the morn

We will stand and we will rise again.
And nothing or no one can take my dream from me
I won't let them, I won't let them, no, I won't
For tomorrow, we will rise again...

My people, we will rise again
We will learn to spread our wings and fly again
Like an eagle to the distant dawn...
From out the shackles of the past
We'll be flying free at last
And rising with the morn

We will stand and we will rise again...
My people, we will rise again.
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when i was amongst the poorest of the poor that i found in a very poor community of Tandag in rural, remote Mindanao in the Republic of the Philippines almost 30 years ago… i tried the best i could to help… because those rural filipinos only could “afford” to give me their HEARTS because, otherwise, they barely could afford the tattered shirts  on their backs. i learned to love them because all they could do was to love me … they essentially could only “give” what they had to share. and, they invariably told me essentially that they knew their lives would be short and somewhat harsh, so they implored me to try to help someone else instead. i guess that must be the TRUE spirit of life, not only that of Gawad Kalinga… and the true spirit of humanity, not just that of the filipinos…..
Returned U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, Tandag, Surigao del Sur, Republic of the Philippines 1979-1980;
Financial Management training Program [FMP], G.E., Appliance Park, Louisville, Kentucky 1981-1982
Attorney, Los Angeles, CA 1989-1995
Disabiility Rights Attorney,, Las Vegas 1998-1999
Immigration Asylum Attorney, throughout the State of Kansas 1999-2001
Supply Logistics Specialist, UPS Las Vegas, 2006- present
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Cebuano is an Austronesian language spoken in the Philippines by about 20 million people. It is the most widely spoken member of the Visayan languages; a language closely related to Bahasa Melayu, Bahasa Indonesia, and other Filipino languages. It has the largest native language speaking population of the Philippines despite not being taught formally in schools and universities. It is the lingua franca of the Central Visayas and Mindanao. Cebuano is given the ISO 639-2 three letter code ceb, but has no ISO 639-1 two-letter code.


Cebuano is spoken in Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental, western parts of Leyte, some parts of Samar, Negros Occidental, Biliran islands, southern region of Masbate island and Mindanao. Some dialects of Cebuano have different names for the language. Ethnic groups from Bohol may refer to Cebuano as Bol-anon while Cebuano speakers in Leyte identify their dialect as Kana. Speakers in Mindanao and Luzon refer to the language simply as Bisaya.

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