CDOBloggers (Cagayan de Oro Bloggers) is celebrating its 10th year this 2018. It’s been 10 years for the blogging organization here in our city but I felt it was just a while ago that I’ve been part of them. Since it is the 10th year, the officers planned and agreed to have a Bloggers’ Ball for all the members and invite other guests as well.
It was indeed a #10andFabulous night last November 17, 2018, where the whole organization celebrated with the current officers and active members, some of the pioneering members, guests, and sponsors. Everyone was so fab in showcasing their gowns and suits with the theme of “Rebels in Black and Gold”.
The crostini station by Restaurant Damaso is a win! It surely tastes delish!
Our special guest of the night is Congressman Rufus B. Rodriguez of the 2nd District of Cagayan de Oro City. I learned something about him that he started his career as a young politician when he was in college and graduated as top 7 in his class. He shared back when there were no Facebook and social media and the dissemination of information was quite difficult. But in this time, “blogging and social media are bringing the people and communities together such that timely and relevant information is shared between us, their representatives in the government, and them, our constituents,” he stated. He also said that “Social Media, done right, could be an important tool in bringing people closer.” He also commended the bloggers who are present in the event that night. Those who are constantly writing and promoting Cagayan de Oro to the world. He congratulated the organization, CDO Bloggers, on its 10th year anniversary and encouraged the bloggers to keep on blogging and inspiring other people.
Thank you, Congressman, for this encouragement! This blog will do its best to give relevant information to the people of CDO and Kagayanons all over the world.
Thank you to these people who made the Bloggers’ Ball event possible:
SM Downtown BPO Tower
Ms. Ivy Guantero and the Operations team
Cong. Rufus B. Rodriguez
Bebot Jocelyn Rodriguez
Ms. Ami C. Saniel and N Hotel
Ms. Mary Globien and Ororama CDO
Smart (c/o Ms. Judee Dizon Chaves)
Krispy Kreme CDO
CDO Balloons and Party Rentals
Louie Yee (projector and screen)
SM CDO Downtown staff and security
Edoko Foods (extra tables)
Richard Badlisan and the Rockaholics
Germz Eline Nabua (#KExTour2018 videos)
Ems Aban (CDOBloggers 10-yr journey video & photos compilation)
Thank you to our CDOBloggers’ members, fellow bloggers from Iligan Bloggers Society and Manolo Fortich Bloggers. Thank you also to our guests, Kim Zaldivar of CDODev, Alvin and KC Curay of The Explorer’s Channel, and Kristian Dave Achondo from Urban Life – Mindanao Gold Star Daily.
And most importantly to the CDOBloggers 2018 officers, thank you for all the time, effort, and help to make this event push through. With all the ups and downs we had while planning the event until the d-day, we all got our backs and we really made it into a successful one. Kudos!
Photo credits: CDO Bloggers Facebook page