Iblog4 Summit bloggers party with 88db.com

Admittedly, I arrived at the IBlog4 summit after lunch, around 2.00 pm. Of course I had to prioritize my wife who needed to be taken to her gynecologist early that day. I was a little surprised to see a lot of bloggers in attendance. I can’t compare this with last year’s summit because I wasn’t there, but this one turned out to be better than I expected.

Here, I met so many bloggers of all shapes, sizes and persuasions. For one day it seemed that the great divide between bloggers was set aside. Big traffic probloggers and amateur bloggers were all in the same space breathing the same air and with the same concerns. Someone raised the issue of synergy between new media (bloggers) and the traditional media (newspapers, TV, radio, etc). Ideas and suggestions filled the Malcolm Hall auditorium as bloggers voiced their opinion, some expressed their disgust and dissatisfaction while others professed their love affairs with traditional media.

Bloggers are here to stay and our presence is too imposing to ignore. I personally believe that blogging should never be married to traditional media. Blogs should serve as a check-and-balance mechanism for traditional media, though this power can be used to skew facts and swing public opinion favorably or unfavorably towards a person (Malu Fernandez and DJMontano) or a business establishment. However, it is power that also needs to be regulated. IBlog4 is a clear indication that bloggers in the Philippines are organized, professional, policing their own ranks, and inherently altruistic.

Manolo Quezon is seen in the middle of the panel answering questions from enthusiastic bloggers.


A captive audience of bloggers. See anyone you recognize?


Bloggers take the stage for a group picture.


Sharing the spotlight with none other than the man himself


After iBlog4, it was party time at Katips, hosted by 88DB.com


Bloggers, big and small, let their hair down.




I had a lot of fun in this event. Sadly, I don’t have that many food pictures because I was not able to eat dinner. Had to pick up Noreen from the doc’s office. So let me leave you with a couple of appetizers from Katips. One look and you’ll know why the bloggers fondly called this one the Cardiac delight.





  1. nina says:

    Har, it was so easy to spot Jester in the photos XD

    Erm, where did they serve that calorific treats? I don’t remember seeing that.

    Anyway, see you on the 9th! Oh! how about going to the spot.ph food tour in Serendra? Last time in Trinoma, they had a sheet for walk ins.

  2. Hey Arpee. Great to catch up with you. Thank you for taking time to be part of iBlog4!

  3. arpee pano kita ma contact?…

  4. mlq3 says:

    it was great meeting you!

  5. admin says:

    to nina: pass muna ako sa food tour. the last one left me with a marked increase in uric acid levels, hehehe. Manolo ordered the crispy pata while waiting for the rest to arrive. masyado kaming maaga sa katips eh. see you on the 9th!

    to Ms. Janette Toral: Basta ikaw Ma’am, I will always be in attendance!

    To Buddy: you may email me at [email protected] or call/text me at 09209187884

    to MLQ3: the pleasure was mine! reading through your blog i realized we have one thing in common. we were born in the year of the dog (1970). i guess that means you don’t know who freddy mercury is either, hehehe.

  6. kimsan23 says:

    That party looked like fun! Too bad I had to go home to catch some shut-eye…the price of working in a call center. I’ll invite you to a food tasting thing soon, we’re opening a line of baked desserts. 🙂 Cheers!

  7. eric says:

    waaaaa! wala ako sa iBlog! bat kasi kailangan isabay yun sa guimaras trip ko. sana meron pa ulit next year.

  8. Prudence says:

    Haha…sino ba talaga si ‘Freddy Mercury? Is this question the gauge to know a blogger’s age? Hehe.

  9. admin says:

    oo nga eh, hindi ko talaga kilala yun. basta ang kilala ko lang nung bata ako si dora the explorer. hahahaha! thanks for visiting my site doc tess!

  10. admin says:

    to nina and AJ: thanks for the linky love!

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