Thursday, April 3, 2014

GdayX CEBU 2014 Program

GdayX Cebu 2014 Program

8:00 - 9:00Registration
9:00 - 9:15Opening
9:15 - 10:00GBG Transformation Program InvitationJohnn Mendoza
Ryan Morales
10:15 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:30Google Search and your BusinessRuben Licera, Jr.
11:30 - 12:00The Googley Guide to Events OrganizingKatherine Sy-Yap
12:00- 12:30LUNCH
1:00 - 1:30
Break out sessions

1:30 - 2:30
3:00-3:30Community SustainabilityJonathan Doblados
3:30 - 4:00Mobile Technology and TrendsRuffy Heredia

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

GdayX CEBU 2014

Google confab set in Cebu

GOOGLE’S GdayX conference will finally be held in Cebu on April 12 at the Lakwatsa Resto Lounge in Mandaue City.

This was announced by Google Business Groups (GBG) – Cebu which is organizing the local event which is also organized by GBG Chapters around the world, for tech developers, enthusiasts, and entrepreneurs in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Google Business Group-Cebu is inviting everybody to this first-ever GdayX Cebu conference and “unconference” which brings together entrepreneurs, tech experts, professionals and community leaders who will discuss the latest developments in business technologies and Google innovations that can improve the industries in the locality.

The GdayX Cebu event is divided into two parts: conference and unconference. The conference will feature some of the country’s best speakers and experts, including Ryan Morales of Google Philippines, who will share their insights on business and technology.

Google community managers from Cagayan de Oro and San Juan are among the resource people also expected to fly in for GdayX Cebu and talk about how to manage sustainability in the communities to facilitate business growth and how to use Google Tools in organizing events and activities.

In the unconference part of GdayX Cebu, the audience will be the speakers themselves as GBG-Cebu facilitators will guide the attendees into focus group discussions for interaction and internal learning.

The organizing GBG-Cebu is holding the “unconference” phase as it believes that the success of learning is when the community begins to be an integral part of the learning process.

The GdayX Cebu host is looking forward to a fun Googley day of networking, discussion, and demonstrations that will leave the participants full and stuffed with fresh knowledge and new lessons that can help them improve their businesses.

Google Business Groups-Cebu is a non-profit community of entrepreneurs and tech experts who learn, share and discuss how professionals are using or keeping up with the technologies to improve aspects of their businesses whether in communications, marketing, or operations.

Friday, December 6, 2013

GBG Cebu Geowalk and MapUp | December 7, 2013| Aboitiz Corporate Center

That's right! Swags up for grabs for the first 30 to show up! Want a sneak peek? Look here:

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Tomorrow's the big day for the first ever GBG Cebu Geowalk and MapUp. 


Event details below in case you forgot. :)

What: GBG Cebu GeoWalk and MapUp
When: Saturday, December 7, 2013
Where: Aboitiz Corporate Office
Arrival: 12:45PM - 1:10PM at Aboitiz Corporate Office
Time: 1PM - 4PM

30 mappers (including you!) will gather together and learn how to map our city. For this first run, we are putting on Google maps the businesses around Persimmon and Pueblo Verde.

What's our agenda?

20 min - Everyone meets at the start point
40 min - Tour or walk around, collect information
10 min - Group photo at end point 
20 min - Demonstrate how to map by Bernie Arellano
90 min - Map

What are we going to do again?
If you have not created your Google account or MapMaker profile or just need an overview about what we are going to do, please go over these links:

What do I need to note for this Saturday?

Mappers are required to bring/do the following

1. Laptop
2. Mobile phone or digital camera for storefront photos
3. Backup internet/mobile data
4. At least 4 new places or edits on the map for each mapper
5. Ballpen to gather info
6. Other (extension wires, etc)

Other Reminders:

1. Be at venue by 12:45 - 1:10PM. We are taking off with the allotted vehicles by 1:20PM.

2. If there are mappers that can't be accommodated for the vehicles, the remainder will be assigned locations near the meetup venue.

3. Starting point and meetup is at Aboitiz Corporate Center (Gov. M. Cuenco Ave, Banilad beside Cebu Country Club) 

4. First (30) thirty mappers to arrive will receive the stickers and shirts budgeted for the event

5. Turn on party mode on Google+ event (after confirming on the event page) so that you can easily take photos and upload them on the event page for mapping later.

6. Please bring extra shirt, hankies, and water if you easily get tired walking around for a Geowalk. We are going to be walking around and talking pictures and gathering information of the businesses around Persimmon and Pueblo Verde so let's prepare ahead.

For concerns or questions, please contact Fleire Castro. 

Cheers and see you this Saturday!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Cebuanas on the Web Summit 2013

According to the latest APEC study of February 2013, women have several concerns as entrepreneurs such as:
  • Networks are recognize as important to success in business but women-owned firms lag in formal networking.
  • Women firm owners lag behind men in their knowledge and use of technology.
  • Women uses computers less than men for their businesses and have a lower level of awareness of new technology. 
With these concerns, it is vital that we empower women business owners through networks and through technology. With this, we bring you the first women and tech summit in Cebu: the Cebuanas on Web Summit 2013.

We would like to invite you (or women that you know) to join the Cebuanas on the Web Summit 2013 on August 22, 2013 at the Oakridge Pavilion. 

Cebuanas on the Web Summit 2013 is a diversity-focused event where we gather together Cebu-based women from different sectors to learn how to use the internet for their success especially in business.

We are empowered and supported by the GBG community to become more diverse and inclusive and to see what foundation we can build for a lasting, vibrant community. This August 22, we are bringing back the Cebuanas on the Web and making it into a bigger event - the Cebuanas on the Web Summit 2013.

For details and registration, please visit

This event won't be made possible with our supporters: Third Team Media, Oakridge Business Park, Cebu Chamber of Commerce, Philippine Retailers Association Cebu Chapter, Bosconian International Chamber of Commerce, Inc., JCI WoMandaue,, Cebu Blog Camp, GDG Cebu, Bjorn Cebuano, PRWorks VisMin, Honeycomb Finance Consultancy, Potato Webs Production, Offshore Consultancy and Business Services, D' Barrs Catering Services, Dalmietron, Chedz Cakes of Cebu, The Center Suites, Coffee Dream, Lakwatsa Restolounge,, Unilab, Globe, Smart, JKAR Photography, TwoAnyOne, Pinoy Great Deals, and

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Dinner with Aileen Apolo

GBG Cebu Dinner Meetup with Google Southeast Asia Outreach Program Manager - Aileen Apolo
July 18, 2013
The Center Suites Cebu
5:00 - 9:00 PM
cost? Absolutely FREE 


We would like to invite everyone to join us this Thursday (July 18) for a dinner meetup with Aileen Apolo.


GBG Introduction (standard - 15 mins) by Fleire Castro, GBG Cebu Founder
GDG Introduction (standard - 15 mins) by Ruben Licera, GDG Cebu Community Manager
GSA Introduction (standard - 15 mins) by Judd

Intro to Google Places by Johnn Mendoza
MapUps Basics by Berniemack Arellano, GBG Iloilo Co-Founder


Keynote: The State of GBG and Communities by Aileen Apolo
Q&A with Aileen Apolo

See you there! 

Friday, June 28, 2013

Social Media Day Cebu 2013 Meetup

Social Media Day Meetup 2013 (unconference)
Sunday, June 30, 2013
Diamond Suites & Residences
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Register here

We would like to invite everyone to join the Social Media Day Cebu Meetup 2013. This year's theme, #fwdPH, revolves around the "love of country" and, in an unconference format, participants will share their insights on how we can nurture respect for, and deep pride in, our nations rich and diverse culture. 

Agenda (tentative)

9 - 10 AM: Registration and arrival
10 - 11 AM: 

Using Google+ to promote Cebu and the Country
Hangout with Hadi Oathman (20 min)
Google SEA Outreach Manager

Love for country and blogging: #fwdPH with travel blogging
Speaker: Lovette Jam Jacosalem and Xyza Yape (20 min)
Founders, Iligian Bloggers Society Inc.

Love for Country and Business: #fwdPH with business of music
Speaker: Ian Zafra (20 min)

11 - 12 PM

Break and games (15 minutes)

Love for fellow Cebuanaos: #fwdPH with non-profits
Speaker: Doyzkie Buenavaje (20 min)

Giving back: #fwdPH with startups
Speaker: Tina Amper (20 min)

12 - 1 PM LUNCH Break

1 - 3 PM 
Unconference (1 hour activity)

A. Social Media Presence (how to use social media to create noise)

B. Going online (back to the basics, setting up your enterprise online)
Facilitator: John Mendoza

C. Online Presence Sustainability (Creative strategies)
Facilitator: Ruben Licera
GDG Cebu Community Manager and Cebu Bloggers Society, Inc. President

* Groups will gather according to preferred topic 
Discussion and interactive sharing will happen for 30 minutes
Collation of ideas, summarize, each group will have a reporter, 10 minutes reporting
20 minutes question and answer
Wrap up by overall coordinator

Love for Culture: #fwdPH with Reddit and Culture
Speaker: James Arthur Oliva, Moderator, Reddit Philippines and Reddit Cebu

Love for Country and Music: #fwdPH with love for Cebu
Speaker: Insoy Ninal (20 min)

Closing and networking  



This event won't be made possible without the support of of our beloved sponsors: Third Team Media, Google Student Ambassador, Google Developers Group (GDG) Cebu, Diamond Suites and Residences, POW, and Google Business Group (Cebu)

Sunday, May 19, 2013

GBG Cebu: How to Go Google! For Traditional Businesses

How to Go Google! For Traditional Businesses
UV New School of Art and Design
May 29, 2013, 6-8PM

We are inviting your friends, neighbors, or someone from your network who has a traditional business (laundry shop, noodles shop, f&b, and many others similar businesses.)

This is a workshop consultation style meet up on technology with a hands on mentor
at every table of min.


We are only open to 20 participants so please make sure your friends qualify as a traditional business for them to be accepted. Participants will be screened.

Sign them up here:


Berniemack Arellano

A professional travel blogger, a map maker advocate, GBG IloIlo Co-manager and frustrated pilot. 

Xerxes Chua

A professional blogger, entrepreneur, stocks and investment consultant, alchemist, social media consultant and project manager in the longest running coaching school in Europe.

Fleire Castro

Founder and proprietor of Third Team Media. A certified Inbound Marketing Professional and Blog and Social Media Entrepreneur.

Mark Gallardo

SEO Specialist by profession, a social media enthusiast, blogger, a mountaineer and a free diver in the making.


5:40 - 6:00pm  - Arrival
6:00 - 6:20 - Intro to GBG Cebu by Bjorn Bernales
6:20 - 6:40 - Introduction to keywords and its uses in Google by Mark Gallardo
6:40 - 7:00 - Introduction to using Google Keyword Tool by Xerxes Chua
7:00 - 7:30 - One-on-one mentorship on keyword choices
7:30 - 8:00 - 5min presentation of keyword choices from participants group (output)


UV New School of Art & Design is located at the 4th floor of Nursing Bldg UV Gullas Medical School - Banilad Campus. See location map below

Note: We will give you an exclusive GBG notebook/pad for every referral who you have that successfully finishes this event (subject to availability).

This event won’t
be made possible without our sponsors: Bjorn Cebuano, Third Team Media, GBG Global, and UV