The Best and Most Memorable Blogger Event in the Philippines!

WordCamp Philippines 2008 is the best, most prestigious and most memorable blogger event in the Philippines so far! That’s what I think… and I do hope that you agree with me. Because if you don’t, use IE! Hahaha!


First of all, kudos to La Salle – College of St. Benilde for accommodating the Campers, Volunteers, Organizers (Mindanao Bloggers) and all of the participants of the said event. Thanks to Matt Mullenweg for coming to the Philippines (This is the first country in Asia that Matt visited and we were so proud and happy that… he was proud and happy also! Yay!) and….. thanks to all of our sponsors for making this event possible!

Watch the WordCamp 2008 Highlights by Buddy Gancenia.


A snapshot of something with human beings, a volume control device (or what do you call that?) and a laptop. That’s my very first picture and I can’t think what to post as of now that’s why I uploaded this image. Yiheee!


The good thing about WordCamp is learning more about the world famous WordPress! How to create WP Plugins and Themes, How to optimize your WP Blog using different WP Plugins, How to use WP as CME/CMS, Video Blogging with WordPress, Creating a Blogging Community, How to create a blog using WordPress, New features of the upcoming WordPress 2.7 and a whole lot more regarding WordPress! Another good thing about WordCamp 2008 is meeting new friends, chatting with them without using IMs, and taking pictures with them! Yiheeeeeeee!

Some pictures of me and my new blogger friends during WordCamp Philippines 2008.


With Hannah Rika Villasis of FlairCandy.com. The girl who invited me to join ShoutOut Lounge (A Cool Malaysian Live Chatroom and Community). I also learned a lot about Nuffnang through her before it arrived in the Philippines!


With Sabrina Lajara (The Youngest Photoshop Genius that I’ve known online… and offline. See her works at digdesignz.net and you’ll be astounded!) and Ada Lajara (Sabrina’s older sister. Another clever Photoshop artist. Visit her new blog at adaphobic.com) of the famous VixenArt.net!


The Last Birds of WordCamp Philippines 2008: Gwen Nava, Micaela Rodriguez, Fitz Villafuerte, Jonel Uy, Chiq Montes, and Paul Villacorta. I tell you, these guys are fun to be with! We took the LRT > MRT > Bus route to Bonifacio High Street for the WordCamp after-party. We almost got stuck inside MRT because we’ve talked a lot about driving traffic to blogs, link building, etc. We never realized that we were at our destination. Haha!

Click HERE to view my WordCamp Philippines 2008 Photo Gallery!

That’s all for now. If you want more details, experiences, pictures, and anything about WordCamp, why not check the posts below:

The New Media Coverage:
0. The Best and Most Memorable Blogger Event in the Phils by Jehzeel Laurente
1. I Got Wordcamped! by Tess Termulo
2. The First WordCamp in Southeast Asia by Adrian Jeric Peña
3. My WordCamp Experience by Master Betong
4. WordCamp Philippines by Hannah Rika Villasis
5. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Nina Fuentes
6. Matt at WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Binary Silver
7. Matt Mullenweg Highlights from WordCamp Phils by The Bachelor Girl
8. WordCamp Philippines Report by Fear the Spork
9. WordCamp Philippines Shirt Please by Evenly Piece
10. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Alrenz Cabasa
11. WordCamp Philippines 2008: A Success!WordCamp Phils, 1st Southeast Asia WordCamp by Ana Katharina Pena
13. WordCamp Philippines 2008 Aftermath by Zero Blade
14. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Mae Paulino
15. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Green Bucks
16. Matt Mullenweg by Charmed Mom
17. WordCamp PH 2008 and Afterparty by Carlo Reid
18. WordCamp Philippines After-Party by The WordCamp Philippines Blog
19. WordCamp Philippines 08 by Project 365 Days
20. WordCamp 2008 Philippines by Karla Redor
21. Live Blogging from WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Spilled Lustre
22. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Aja Lapus
23. Experiencing WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Here’s to Life!
24. WordCamp Manila Blow-by-blow by Jonel Uy
25. Just got home from WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Jayvee Fernandez
26. Bloggers’ Event: WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Ada Lajara
27. WordCamp Philippines 2008 Winners and Bloopers by Funny Sexy
28. WordCamping 2008 by Billycoy
29. Ernie Meets Matt Mullenweg by AJ Matela
30. Matt Mullenweg, Volunteers, and WordCamp Phils by Misteryosa
31. The WordCamp in Philippines by Mark Aethen Agana
32. Matt Mullenweg by Animo Hosting
33. WordCamp Manila 2008, I was there! by Sha Ang
34. On WordCamp 2008 and Meeting Mr. WordPress by Diventare.org
35. My WordCamp Philippines 2008 Experience by Regnard Raquedan
36. WordCamp Philippines Status Report by AWB Holdings
37. Live from De La Salle CSB, Marocharim is at WordCamp! by Marocharim
38. For the Love of WordPress by Kristina Ana Matanguihan
39. WordCamp Pilipinas Success by Ikabon
40. WordCamp 2008: For Healthy and Wealthy Blogging by Hitokiri Hoshi
41. WordCamp 2008 Philippines Success by Arvin’s Thoughts
42. WordCamp, Meeting Matt Mullenweg by Miss Wicked
43. Meeting Matt at WordCamp 2008 by Urriza.net
44. Finally, WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Estan
45. Toothache Vs. WordCamp Philippines by George Putong
46. Notes and Photos, WordCamp Philippines a Success by Tonyo Cruz
47. Some WordCamp Philippines Afterthoughts by Undercover
48. Live Blogging in WordCamp by Pageman
49. My WordCamp Experience by Junele Malaga Caravana
50. WordCamp Philippines A Success! by WordPress Philippines
51. Bakla Goes to WordCamp Philippines by Bakla Ako
52. My WordCamp 2008 Experience by Micaela Rodriiguez
53. WordCamp 2008 Philippines: It’s a success! by Joyceish
54. My WordCamp 2008 Experience by Fitz Villafuerte
55. A Personal Evaluation of WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Danny Arao
56. An Event Which I Failed To Attend by Dexter Panganiban
57. The WordPress WordCamp Fever by Pinoy Web Listing
58. WordCamp Philippines by Batang Yagit
59. Philippine WordCampers 2008 by Sabrina Lajara
60. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Roanna Roro
61. On Meeting with Mr. WordPress, Web Standards and Other Stuff by Shari
62. WordCamp Philippines 2008 Highlights by Sophia Lucero
63. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Mong Palatino
64. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Rowjielogy
65. I was WordCamped by The Industrious Time-Waster
66. HURAH! for WordCamp Philippines by Migs Hipolito
67. WordCamp is on today at De La Salle – CSB by AIM CSB
68. WordCamp Philippines 2008 Updates by Teacher Julie
69. My WordCamp Philippines 2008 Experience by Icezorg
70. I was at WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Gail Villanueva
71. WordCamp Philippines 2008 Ramblings by Sarah Cada
72. Weekend Snapshots #6 WordCamp Philippines by Joni Ang
73. My WordCamp 2008 Experience by Paul Villacorta
74. Success! by WordCamp Philippines Blog
75. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Tina Elaine
76. On Being a Remarkable Responsible Blogger by Scrumptious Anime Blog
77. Word-F’N-Camp! by The Deranged Writer
78. WordCamp Philippines 2008 – a success! by The Mindanao Bloggers
79. WordCamp Philippines, below expectations by Kevin Georg Paquet
80. My WordCamp Experience by The Grape Bunch
81. WordCamp Philippines 2008: Wicked! by Andrew Dela Serna
82. WordCamp Philippines 2008 Video Highlights by Buddy Gancenia
83. WordCamped by La Dolce Vita
84. The WordCamp that was by Oliver Robillo
85. WordCamp Philippines 2008: A Blast! Rein Winds
86. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by On the 8 Spot
87. WordCamp Philippines 2008: Awesome! by i.PH News and Updates
88. WordCamp: Developing WordPress Plugins by Markku Seguerra
89. A Day of Firsts! by Sablay.Org
90. WordCamp Made Me Sick by Charmed Mom
91. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Aileen Apolo
92. I was at WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Sun Choke
93. My Wordcamp 2008 Experience by Chiq Montes
94. My WordCamp Philippines 2008 Story by Ria Jose
95. WordCamp Philippines = WIN by Dean Lozarie
96. WordCamp 2008 Memories by Petixe
97. WordCamp Firsts by Dave Q

The Old Media Coverage:
1. WordPress developer previews new version in RP by Inquirer.net
2. WordPress enthusiasts meet for WordCamp by GMANews.tv
3. WordPress Developer lauds RP blogging community by Alexander Villafania
4. WordPress Creator on the future of RP Blogging Community by Inquirer.net

Some WordCamp Photos from WordCampers:
0. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Jehzeel Laurente
1. WordCamp 2008 Photos by Jayvee Fernandez
2. First WordCamp in Southeast Asia by Hannah Rika Villasis
3. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Tess Termulo
4. WordCamp Philippines by Ada Lajara
5. WordCamp 2008 by Regnard Raquedan
6. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by AJ Matela
7. WordCamp at Benilde by Normz
8. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Micaela Rodriguez
9. WordPress Philippines 2008 by Shari
10. WordCamp Philippines by Sofimi
11. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Andrew Dela Serna
12. WordCamp Candy by Flair Candy
13. WordCamp Philippines 2008 Photos by Dave Q

If you have a WordCamp post or photo gallery that was not included in my list, kindly leave a comment below and indicate the link to your WordCamp post so that I can include you right away! hep hep hurray!

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306 thoughts on “The Best and Most Memorable Blogger Event in the Philippines!

  1. ang saya naman.. sarap sanang sumali sa blogging event kaso pag sumama kami ni dex baka magutom ang pamilya hehehe.. makikitingin na lang kami ng picture nyo sa mga blogging event…

    sige updated mo to bilis.. for the sake of those who have not attended the WordCamp.. :)

  2. Hello Jehzeel! nice meeting you at the camp.. small world huh., Davaweños in Makati.. ;) thanks for the tips and ans to my Q’s.. God Bless

      • alam mo ba badtrip ako ngayon galing ako sa post office.. e ceclaim ko na sana parcel ko.. tapos wala daw.. pina ikot ikot ako tapos sinabihan bigla na “BAKA” nasa kartero daw balik nalang daw ulit ako.. nyok… badtrip talaga.. basta check ang laman ng sulat di talaga umaabot sa may ari.. arghhhhhhhhhhhhh :evil:

      • awww… omg.. that parcel is $$? dinero? money? pera? awwww……. jeh jeh… scary naman… :S ganon pala yon… but hey, anjan yan it’ll be there jeh.. chill and balikan mo nalang *console*

      • kutob ko matulad dito. Huwag naman sana.. kainis kasi Adbrite.. walang ibang option kundi US Airmail.. sana may DHL man lang of Fedex.. hehehe.. malaki pa naman matatanggap ko after this check… huhuhuh.. katakot T_T

      • wala eh.. US Airmail lang talaga.. wala silang DHL or WU or kahit anong safe method sa pag papa dala.. nakaka takot yung next ko na payout.. di ko muna e claim.. babalikan ko ulit sa post office tomorrow para check…

  3. This is so near my place, I already have the invite… But I didn’t go. I was too lazy to go out and I’m filled with homeworks. :| Besides, my mom and sister went out. No one to guard the house from the carpenters. Sayang I guess, in a way.

  4. Ok sana if I could attend the main WordCamp event but to able to attend (mini) WordCamp Davao is still sweep because we where able to chat with Matt Mullenweg up close and personal

    • ehehehe.. blog hop blog hop ka para mabalitaan u :D heehee.. kalat na kalat na to sa buong blogosphere.. hmmmmmmm bat kaya di u nabalitaan :D pero at least nabalitaan mo yung emerging influential blogs :D

  5. Natutuwa ako sa cartoon strip mo. Masayang-masaya talaga. hehe. tsaka, ang cool ng pagka-illustrate ng WP loot bag. Sayang sana naka-attend ako ng pm sessions. Hay, anyway, marami parin akong natutunan. Meron ba? Haha. Salamat sa pagkuha ng WP ko. :P

  6. :shock: Thanks for nice description about us. Your words are really impressing.
    Pakopya ng list mu ha. Naka no-follow ka oh. :roll: Nakopya ko tuloy.

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        Nakatago Proxy is one of the best and fastest unknown proxies in planet Earth.

        napaka-flowering daw mo magblog. hehehe

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  8. Hah! Really surprised to see my link… Was drafting it out of frustration hahaha… Btw, it’s Piece… I think I really need to do my about page heh. Sayang wala ako jan… always looking forward to meeting the community there. Parang sobrang saya ng event ah. I’m not sure if they already had WordCamp here in Singapore… I only can recall Facebook Garage… Anyway, thanks again!

    Cheers,
    Jonah

    • ok lang yan.. mamatay ka sa inggit!!!! joke lang :D marami pang events next time.. meron pang digital filipino EB, Philippine Blog Awards, at Nuffnang Party soon! hehehe

      meron din WordCamp 2009! yiheeeeeeeeeeee!

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    • WordCamp CD, Nuffnang Mug, mga papel papel at WordCamp ID.. yung iba maraming freebies kasi nag participate sa quiz at games :D may mga premiere tickets, collector’s items etc, flexible keyboards, umbrella, gift certs, at marami pang iba :D

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    • wooooooooooot! kelan ka lang kinasal? waaaaaa! congrats :D ok yan palagi kang may kasama pag may event.. :D punta ka WordCamp 2009 :D or Phlippine Blog Awards this sept 21!!! :shock:

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  30. Hey. Saw you at WordCamp, but I didn’t get to approach you. Shy guy with lack of social skills here. LOL.

    See you on the next event, if there will be another. :)

    Note: By the way, ang cute ni Hannah ah. I also saw her on the event, but I have no clue na yun ang name niya.

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  32. I was at the Davao WordCamp 2008, photos and blog post at http://lylesantos.blogspot.com

    I’ve been a fan of WordPress blogs since foreever but I’m still using blogger :oops: because I want my first WP blog to be self-hosted and I’m too kuripot to buy my own hosting. Maybe in the future.

    But I had a great time at the Davao WordCamp.

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  34. heehe ang daming comments sa post na ito bumabaha… Jehz di ko Alam may movie pala kayo ni Pokwang hahahah… “Akin kalang Jehzlau” kaw pa gumawa ng enrty nito? :))

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  46. buenas tardes. como estas lo cierto es que yo no me encontraba buscando acerca de lo que escribiste y es que la verdad a mi este tema no me gusta para nada, pero dejame felicitarte porque la manera en que redactas es fascinante. Por primera vez he encontrado contenido digno en la red. Un saludo.

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    Hoy por hoy ya es mucha la gente que ha conocido esta oportunidad y la ha aprovechado.

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