Find your niche, share your knowledge by talking about what you’re familiar with, engage your audience, and be always on the lookout for something new are some of the tips given by blogger speakers to participants of Saturday’s Visayas Blogging Summit.
Starting and keeping a blog needs a blogger’s commitment, said Vernon Go, who talked about his reasons for blogging.
He encouraged people to blog on issues that interest them, such as other people, places, things, or advocacies.
Photoblogger Evan John Mendoza said a blog is a “channel for expression” online but it could also earn income for the blogger.
He added that in choosing a niche, prospective bloggers should consider who they’re writing for and their goals for starting a blog.
Making money online, said Tim Bennett of Argon Management Training, is about finding a solution to someone else’s pain. He added that bloggers will have to find new ways of doing things because the techniques of five years ago won’t work anymore in the rapidly changing landscape of new media and new publishing.
A new business registered with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) that does not submit a mayor’s permit within six months of operation stands to lose its name, once amendments to the Business Name Law take effect within the year.
Director Ernani Dionisio, head of DTI’s Business Registration System (BRS) technical committee, said during the first of a series of consultations nationwide on further amendments to Act No. 3883 that business name applicants will be asked to sign a provision in their application form agreeing to this provision.
Five people were killed while four others were injured in a robbery at a mall in Cebu City around 10 a.m. Monday.
One of two security officers of the Puritan Security Agency armored van who were killed during a robbery at a mall in Cebu City.
Three of those killed were the suspected robbers while the other two were security personnel of a Puritan Security Agency armored van, Cebu City Police Office Director Ramon Melvin Buenafe said during a press conference after the incident.
Initial police investigation said a teller accompanied by security personnel of Puritan was delivering money to an establishment at the basement of Robinsons Cebu along Fuente Osmeña when accosted by two assailants.
A six-seater plane carrying three people was forced to land Thursday at the shoreline of Barangay Maribago in Lapu-Lapu City due to some flight problems, a radio report said.
The small Cessna plane is owned by MATZI, which operates at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA).
It left the airport at 10:37 a.m. with the pilot, co-pilot, and mechanic for a flight check and lost radio contact with the Air Transportation Office (ATO) a few minutes later.
A fire has hit the Shemberg Marketing compound in Barangay Paknaan, Mandaue City at past 9 a.m. Monday.
The blaze, which started at the plastic manufacturing area believed owned by Ernesto Dakay Jr., was put under control around 10:30 a.m.
The compound hosts other industries of Shemberg, which is owned by the Dakay family.
A radio report said the compound hosts its own gasoline depot.
A cement post that fell on a taxicab close to 9 a.m. Wednesday caused a massive gridlock along P. del Rosario St. up to the Osmena Boulevard junction in Cebu City, a radio report said.
The Visayan Electric Company (Veco) post fell after its phone line cables got entangled in a prime mover carrying a 40-footer van and dragged five meters away.
Long queues of vehicles clog P. del Rosario and Osmena Boulevard.
A marathon and the Pasigarbo sa Sugbo streetdance contest are among the highlights of the month-long celebration of Cebu Province’s 442nd founding anniversary.
With its “Sugbo, Nagsubay sa Tukman Dalan” theme, the month-long activity opened Monday. A launching ceremony for One Cebu Expo is set at 9 a.m. Friday, or a day before the Province celebrates its founding anniversary on August 6. The One Cebu Expo is another highlight of the month-long celebration.
THE number of those who have contracted typhoid fever in a village in Guihulngan, Negros Oriental has increased to more than 60 since January, with most being recent cases, radio reports said.
Rennan Cimafranca of the Department of Health 7′s Regional Epidemiology and Surviellance Unit (RESU) said in a radio interview that the number could be higher since there were others who chose to fight the disease at home.
A fire broke out at the cargo hold of a Trans-Asia Shipping Lines boat while five of its fleet of vessels were being inspected by Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) representatives around 10:30 in the morning on Wednesday.
Commander Rolando Punzalan of the PCG Cebu Station said in a radio interview that the fire was put under control within 10 minutes, adding that a cigarette thrown on the cargo was the suspected cause.
Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia said during her State of the Province Address Friday that the state of the province is strong.
“As of December 2010, our total assets now stand at 28.6 billion pesos,” she added.
The governor said the measure of her success is not by what’s in Capitol’s balance sheets but by how the assets have been used to benefit the Cebuanos.
Garcia cites accomplishments in infrastructure: asphalting a total of 773 kilometers, concreted more than 175 kilometers of barangay roads all over the province, and concreting of 80 bridges.