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December 29, 2014

PH bloggers form group, PBNet inducts 1st set of officers

A group of Filipino Bloggers is setting up a formal organization with the induction of its officers and members on December 18.

Philippine Bloggers Network or PBNet (, is formed by a group of 15 online publishers, bloggers from travel, tech, lifestyle, business, entertainment, food and more. The PBNet aims to professionalize the blogging industry by conducting seminars and fora that are designed to help bloggers in taking online publishing to professional levels. 

Louis Casambre, Department of Science and Technology undersecretary and executive director of Information and Communications Technology Office (DOST-ICTO), inducted the officers and members of PBNet.
Louis Casambre, Department of Science and Technology undersecretary and executive director of Information and Communications Technology Office (DOST-ICTO)
“2015 will be very special. It will be the first year of Philippine free wi-fi and hopefully TV whitespace, which have the power to bring what all of us have been enjoying for so long. With these two, next year is our chance to fix the digital divide in our country and provide Internet in unserved areas. We should all rally behind it for next yaer to make it work,” Casambre said in his keynote address as PBNet looks for a brighter year ahead.

Raffy Pedrajita, PBNet President
In his message during the officers’ induction, Pedrajita said, “As PBNet aims to develop and enhance the skills toward responsible blogging of its members, the organization will be gearing up to spearhead in educating Filipino bloggers on ideal manners and proper ethics in delivering digital publication.

“Being at the forefront of providing significant and credible information, PBNet will become the premier bloggers’ organization in the country,” Pedrajita said.

The induction of PBnet officers and members is also the group's Christmas Party held at the Sagabay Office, Liberty Center, Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City.

Azrael Coladila, PBNet Director
Hosted by Azrael Coladilla,  open the event with a prayer and Marlon Magtira share the history of Philippine Bloggers Network through his opening remark.

Marlon Magtira, PBNet Director

PBnet 1st General Membership meeting last May 17, vOffice, Bonifacio Global City.
PBNet members have been forging activities since 2013. This year, during its first general membership meeting last May 17 held at its Official Headquarters at vOffice, Bonifacio Global City, the following were elected as officers:

Raffy Pedrajita (, president;
Ian Irving Bacungan (, vice president internal;
Ron Villagonzalo (, vice president external;
Rafael Pekson II (, secretary;
Arabelle Jimenez (, treasurer;
Marlon Magtira ( and
Azrael Coladilla (, directors.

Other members of the group include:
Enzo Luna (
GianCarlo Viterbo (
Eli Villagonzalo (
Ted Claudio (
Irene Enriquez (
Mary Anne Barbieto (
Edel Santiago (
and Myrna Roman ( and also known as Enjoying Wonderful World.

With their own respective niche followers as online publishers, PBNet members cover travel, food, lifestyle, technology, business, and entertainment industries.

Pedrajita, Magtira and Bacungan promote blogging insights in Bloggers’ Hour radio program every Friday, 11:00AM-12:00NN at DWDD 1134lHz Katropa Radio with live streaming over .

Villagonzalo, Pekson, and Enriquez are advocating freelance and work at home employment and etreprenuership through a series of seminars.

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