Saturday, July 19, 2008

The Mandaue Business Month 2008

Written by: webslave

Date: 7/19/08

A call to promote Cebu

Blog has been created as an official entry for the

Mandaue Business Month 2008 Cebu Blog Contest.

Experience the wonders of the queen city of the south: Cebu City, Philippines and the rest the island!

Written by: webslave

Date: 7/20/08

Cebu Blog Contest

Mandaue Business Month 2008 is fast approaching. In relation to this big event, business sector is conducting a contest that would benefit the queen city of the south -Cebu.

Below are the complete details about the said contest.

Mandaue Business Month 2008: Cebu Blog Contest

Objective: To let a hundred Cebu Blogs bloom.


1. The blogger has to create a new blog
about Cebu. Existing blogs with already entries or traffic are not allowed.
The blog may be self-hosted, or it maybe in any of the publicly available
free sites like, MSN, or

2. It should be a new blog which will have a PageRank of 0 in Google, and 0
authority as according to Blog Authority, Technorati.

3. The blogger should register at the official website:

4. Upon approval, he/she should do the following (this will also be
provided) :

o Insert a code that will enable a statcounter, which will count the number
of unique visitors and total them.

o Insert a code that will enable the blog to carry the blogroll of all the other accepted contestants. That means all official blogs will carry a link to all other Cebu Blog contestants.

o The blogs may also be asked to carry the logos of the sponsors of the Mandaue Business Month.

o Other than the above, the Cebu blogs are free to add whatever widgets, advertisements, or add-ons that they feel will add to the value of the blog or to their own income. However, please do note that a blog with overwhelming clutter may earn less points in the theme and overall
aesthetics category.

5. The blog contest will start on July 16, and will end on August 31, 2008.

6. The registered bloggers will be invited to all the functions and events of the Mandaue Business Month where the press is also invited.

7. The bloggers will write about the events of the Mandaue Business Month, as well as probable first hand accounts of any of the towns and cities of Cebu. This wil linclude for instance the schedules, and plans of MBM, like the press con, contest rules etc.The blog may link to other blogs and quote, but 70% of the overall content should be original.

8. Each blog may have one or multiple writers. A school or association or a group may collectively also write one blog as a combined entry effort.

o The top 3 blogs will win the following prizes:

1st prize - 8,000 pesos cash or gift cheque

2nd prize - 5,000 pesos cash or gift cheque

3rd prize - 2,000 pesos cash or gift cheque

9. The top blogs will be chosen based on the following criteria:

o Technorati Ranking at the end of the contest 15%

o Google Page Ranking at the end of the contest 15%

o Number of unique visitors garnered during the period as reported by the
Statcounter 20%

o Blog Design and Aesthetics 30%

o User Ranking and Voting in the website 20%

10. The top 3 blogs will be announced and awarded in September 2008 upon the
conclusion of the Mandaue business Month.

11.Judge’s decision is irrevocable and final.

Written by: webslave

Date: 8/23/08

LAN part opens today

Mandaue Chamber of Commerce launches the 1st MBM LAN PARTY today at the Cebu International Convention Center (CICC) . The 24 hour event (Aug. 23 8am up until Aug 24 8am) officially opened at exactly 10 a.m this morning. Ten persons per minute were allowed to enter the arena. But prior to that, since it was announced that the event will start at 8am, hundreds of gamers were waiting outside for about 2 hours. In fact, there was a minor raffle draw held, as an apology for it took a while for the event to start. The prizes were 5 LAN Party T-shirt and 5 HP ball pen.

Moreover, inside the venue there are also exhibitors from the Recruitment Group. The following are: Sykes, Etelecare, People Support, Qualfone, Xlibris, Inodata XML, and There is also a Food Center inside composed of Dunkin Donuts, Smokeys, Da Vinci Pizza's, Virginia Foods and Coffee Dream. And of course the participating members
from ACRC - Association of Computer Resellers in Cebu and the rest of the Sponsors.

There are also raffle draws in the middle of the event. The winners of the tournament will receive 25K.

Philippine Chamber of Commerce and IndustryMandaue Chamber of Commerce and IndustryCebu Provincial Government
Mandaue City GovernmentPagcorPagcor

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