News and developments in the community.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

August 3: E-Mail Marketing Hands-On Workshop

To all SME and Corporate members of the Club, we shall be having an E-Mail Marketing hands-on tutorial session this August 3, Friday, from 9 am to 3 pm. This will be held at Alfox Internet Cafe (beside Chowking), Kamuning Road, corner Edsa, Quezon City.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to E-Mail Marketing
  • Examples of E-Mail Marketing Campaigns
  • Using AutoResponder and Forums for E-Mail Marketing Campaigns
  • Designing an E-Mail Marketing Campaign
SME members can send 1 representative while Corporate members can send 2 representatives. Please confirm for food count purposes.

Interested non-members and individual members are requested to sign up as an SME or Corporate member prior to August 3 and confirm attendance for food count purposes.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

August 1: Club 29th Networking Event with Bloggers

The Club will be having its 29th networking event this August 1 Wednesday, 6:00 to 9:00 pm. The venue shall be at Max Restaurant, Park Square 1, Makati City.

Our sincerest thanks to for hosting our small get together.

This gathering is exclusive for Club members only and are requested to confirm attendance for food count purposes. Those who submitted entries to the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs in 2007 writing project were also invited.

Interested non-members are requested to sign up as a member prior to August 1.

Agenda shall be as follows:

5:30 - 6:00 Registration
6:00 - 6:30 Introduction and updates by each club member and blogger guests

6:30 - 7:00 Updates from

7:00 - 7:30 Club Updates (Janette Toral)
- 2007 Young Filipino Internet User Top Websites
- Final Result: The Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs in 2007

7:30 - 8:00 Raffle of Ten Entry Winners in the The Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs in 2007 (Prizes sponsored by,,,, and

8:00 - 9:00 Networking among members and bloggers

Club members are requested to confirm their attendance for food count purposes.

Interested non-members are requested to sign up as a member prior to June 29 and confirm attendance for food count purposes.

There are three types of membership: Individual, SME, Corporate.

We hope you can join. Thank you.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

July 25: - Global Filipino Village Online Launch

I just sent an invite to all Club members inviting them to the launch of this July 25. The preparations and partnerships made for this launch was enormous. I certainly look forward to it.

Filipinos abroad will find a home away from home in It is packaged as a "Global Filipino Village Online" that will provide easy access to patronize and support the Philippines.

Barangay means “village” in Filipino. As the name implies, is a web portal designed around buildings typically found in a village. The 13 buildings include associations, bank, church, city hall, hospital, library, market, real estate, restaurant, school, social hall, theatre, and travel. These buildings, each with their own unique functions, will provide online venues where Filipinos can effectively exchange ideas and causes as well as make use of one other’s trades and professions.

The market building, will sell goods and services to buyers worldwide for delivery to family and friends in the Philippines. The library building will provide resources such as Filipino newspapers from around the world, dictionaries and articles about culture and heritage. The social hall building will have social events, message boards, humor and philanthropic communities. The content of the 13 buildings will develop as the demand for it grows.

Individuals, companies and associations are invited to come on-board and partner up with the site. will work hand in hand with enterprises to get their name, product and message delivered to a global audience. It is a collaborative effort with commercial and non-profit organizations, both private and public.

CEO of Jonno Alcaro and wife Nanette are the brains behind it. Jonno is the former co-owner, Director and EVP of Nanete is the former Director of Sales and Marketing of deluxe hotels both in Manila and the U.S., such as The Peninsula NY, Plaza Athenee NY and Hotel Bel-Air LA. They have over 45 combined years of marketing expertise in the U.S., worldwide and online. Together, they have created the business and marketing model behind

The mission of is to bring the Philippines homeland closer to overseas Filipinos of every generation and in so doing, contribute to the growth of its economy. It aims to be the one stop Global Filipino Village online for all.