Sunday, December 10, 2006

Google Updates


Google's opening an office in Singapore and we're looking for interested brave souls to apply. For those interested to apply kindly submit your applications through the link provided at:

Philippines Zeitgeist

Check out the top terms searched in the Philippines:

Google Apps

Get Google Apps for your domain, visit;

Google Apps for universities and schools, visit;

Sign-up for a Gmail account

Create a Gmail account by getting an invitation through your mobile phone:

Google Talk

Download Google Talk and IM and make free calls through your computer. Aside from your Gmail contacts you can also talk with your Orkut friends.

Google Adwords

Want to try out Google Adwords? Let me know :)


Wanna join? Let me know. ;)

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Google AdSense and AdWords Hands-On Tutorial
December 9, 2006
Alfox Internet Cafe, Kamuning, Quezon City

Digitalfilipino Club had a hands-on tutorial on Google Adwords and Adsense for its corporate and SME members. A diverse group of businesses attended, from travel, payment system, gift services to butterflies.
The long session made us all hungry! Before heading off to my next meeting I had a hefty steak lunch with with Janette Toral (Digitalfilipino), Abby Ongyanco-Lim ( and Charles Gaw (The Wedding Library, Mall of Asia).

Friday, December 08, 2006 Kartada Diyes's 10th Year Anniversary
December 8, 2006
Automall, Pasig City

I was invited by Donald Lim (President, to be a guest in their 10th year anniversary. I felt a warm, fuzzy feeling during the event and remembered using Yehey a lot back when I was in school. After my short speech (see below), I hosted a game where contestants had to spell Google using their body.

Thank you Donald for the warm welcome (and for calling me a goddess!!! haha).

Speech (but I only read out half of it) is what made internet in the Philippines very pinoy. Pangalan pa lang Pinoy na pinoy na, don’t you think?

Like Larry and Sergey, the founders of Google, the creators of made Yehey for the same reason – to aggregate information online.

This goes to show that Filipinos are indeed very creative, di lang pampamilya, pang-isports, pang-showbiz, worldclass IT professionals! Why? Because even before there was Baidu, Asiaone, Paran and Google… there was Yehey! Kaya sa Yehey, saludo kami sa inyo!

I personally salute and give thanks to for three things:

One, I managed to finish my papers and researches back in college, searching for information using

Two, is where I learned the importance of website marketing. Sa Yehey ko natutunan ang search engine marketing. I remember the black bus ads they had plying EDSA and this served as my inspiration for the bus ads I had for LUK4 early this year. (Yes I even asked the bus operator to research how many buses Yehey had!).

Three, has made internet in the Philippines an equalizer. They showed to us that anyone, anywhere, anytime can get information.

Congratulations to for taking on the cause of getting Pinoy information online., Pinoy ito Pare!

Digitalfilipino's Website Marketing Forum

Speaking Engagement
December 8, 2006
Automall, Pasig City

I was a speaker today at Digitalfilipino's forum on website marketing. Spoke about how to market one's website online and the importance of advertising online with highlight on Google Adwords.

Of course, it was great meeting up with old friends from the Women in Web, Wireless and Outsourcing roadshow, Janette Toral (Digitalfilipino), Abby Ongyangco-Lim ( and Jonas de Los Reyes (; new found friends Michael Limueco (E-trader), Jay Frank de Jesus (Titikpilipino), Gwen Nava and Elymar Apao.

After the forum, I had an interesting discussion on brand new websites, video copyrighting, Pangasinan to camote (the musical fruit!) with Janette, Abby and her Dad, Michael, Jay, Charles, Engr. Joan C. Piñon (a teacher who's selling her baked goods online), Jovel Cipriano (owner of Pinoydelikasi) and Chris Angeles (CSA Online Marketing).

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Internet & Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines Induction

Attended the induction of the officers and pioneer members of the Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines held at Bed (or Bedspace?) at Greenbelt, Makati City. I was invited by it's chairman, Donald Lim, President & CEO of a few weeks ago when we met up.

IMMAP is a milestone undertaking which I believe will help shape the future of the internet and mobile marketing industry. They have a lot of ideas on what to do and will be doing their first planning session on December 16.

During the event I met up with my Women in Web buddies Janette Toral (, Abby Ongyanco-Lim (, Janette's sister, Jherlie who I had a chance of working with when I was still with DPC Yellow Pages, Yehey folks - Jonas, Eugene, Elaine and Jay. Met some of the IMMAP directors and officers like Norelyn Babiera (Fiera de Manila - who I worked with for some events), Arthur Policarpio (Global Wireless Connections), Mon Duremdes and Elmar Gomez (MobileArts) and Creissa Gutierrez (Tincan Mobile). Plus members of media from Writers Edge, Manila Bulletin and Business World.

And then I bumped into long-time colleague and friend, John Cuaycong. Couldn't believe it's been 5 years since I started full-time working for the internet industry and John was instrumental in getting my feet wet on online advertising (or was it a baptism of fire?).

The event had a warm, fuzzy feeling about it. The host was addressing everybody as "geeks, nerds, nagpapaka-geek, nagpapanggap na geek" and gave recognition to the fact that members of this industry are "magagaling".


Sunday, November 26, 2006

CDO-Davao-Cebu Roadshow

Women in Web, Wireless and Outsourcing

November 20: Cagayan de Oro, Dynasty Court Hotel
November 21: Davao, Ranchero Grill
November 22: Cebu, Rajah Hotel

I was a speaker at the Women in Web, Wireless and Outsourcing Seminar sponsored by and It was a delight to meet business owners and SEOs from the different provinces we went to. The event was a follow-through of the One Internet Day activity led by a few months ago and concentrated on educating business owners on putting their businesses online, doing e-commerce and website marketing through offline and online means, and, of course, Google.

School Tour

I also went around visiting schools in CDO, Davao and Cebu and managed to meet up with graduating computer science students of the Ateneo de Davao. I spoke about Google products and opportunities for internship and full-time jobs in Google.

SEO Philippines

I also met up with members of SEO Philippines based in Cagayan de Oro, Davao and Cebu.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Women in Web, Wireless and Outsourcing

Women in Web, Wireless and Outsourcing

Attention: Cagayan de Oro, Davao and Cebu Friends

I would like to invite you to a business forum session sponsored on Women in Web, Wireless, and Outsourcing where I willbe speaking about Marketing Your Website. The sessions are from 1 to 5 p.m.on the following dates:

November 20: Dynasty Court Hotel, Tiano Bros. St, Cagayan de Oro City
November 21: Ranchero Grill is at V Tionko St., Davao City (infront ofCentral Bank)
November 22: Raja Park Hotel, Fuente Osmena, Cebu City

For details please visit:

If you are interested to attend, please email me privately so I couldinclude you in my guest list.

PTTC and E-trader: Putting Your Business Online Seminar

Putting Your Business Online Seminar
November 10, 2006, Philippine Trade Training Center, Manila

I was expecting that the seminar would only have about 20 participants. Much to my surprise there was close to a hundred! And if that wasn’t enough, some classmates and people I’ve worked with in the past (EYP and Center Mart days) showed up. They were surprised also to see me.

I spoke about marketing one’s website and utilizing Adwords to drive traffic to your site. Of course, everybody enjoyed the game where I gave out Google shirts. Workshop on Website Marketing Workshop on Website Marketing
November 4, 2006, Alfox Internet Café, Quezon City

I was afraid I was going to be late for my 11 a.m. appointment with Janette’s workshop for website marketing. Good thing I got in 5 minutes before 11. Quezon City’s really a looooong ride from Paranaque. Anyway, I managed to squeeze in a short talk on the importance of putting one’s business online and using Adwords.

SEO Philippines: Beercon 2006

Beercon 2006
October 28, 2006, Jill’s, The Fort, Taguig City

I was the keynote speaker for SEO Philippines’ Beercon 2006. The gathering was the launch of their second contest. I gave away prizes (chocolates in lieu of t-shirts, shipment delayed arggghhh…) and invited all the members to be Google Advertising Professionals. On the way out I was surprised to meet executives from and the Philippine Internet Commerce Society.

Got the photos from blogs of members of SEO Philippines. Forum: Lessons Learned in Selling Products and Services Online

Lessons Learned in Selling
Products and Services Online
October 20, 2006, Friday
Makati Sports Club, Makati City

Attended’s forum on “Lessons Learned in Selling Products and Services. It was the first time I introduced myself as Google’s Philippines Country Consultant. I met quite a number of people including Jay, founder of, Jovell, founder of, Abby of, Roy, GMA’s Newmedia. They were the speakers for the forum.

After the forum I managed to chat with Janette and met other members of Attached is a photo I found posted online by Angelo Racoma.