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Sox Bloggers feature on GMA News Channel now on video

Just when we were thinking that it might never push through after the cancellation of its first airing date which we announced last week, the GMA News Channel feature on the Soccsksargen Bloggers was finally aired last night, March 12, 2011 on Balita Pilipinas hosted by Arnold Clavio!

The original segment was in Cebuano and reported on GMA TV-8 GenSan by Michael Carbon.   This time though, it was GenSan’s senior reporter Jennifer Solis who related how the Sox Bloggers have been advocating making Soccsksargen’s Tourism Potentials known all throughout the world and how succesful they have been so far.

Here is the video from GMANEWS.TV.

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With this kind of exposure, the Soccsksargen Bloggers could only expect an increase in awareness of South Central Mindanao’s natural riches, robust economy, and warm, hospitable, hard-working and driven champions of a people which make up all the ingredients to making it the country’s newest prime tourist destination!

Bariles wishes to thank his Soccsksargen Bloggers for always heeding the call to blog about their beloved region and blog good.  He is specially grateful to the co-founders of the Sox Bloggers who met one day in February 2008 to light the spark which ignited the blogging revolution in Region 12 – Bro. Vince Celested FMS, Hector Minoza, Ariel Lalisan, Job Oberio and Mark Aethen Agana.

Credit also goes to his most current crop of very active members – his brother Orman Manansala, co-administrator of Alexis Chua, Donna Mae Congson, Jose Laurence Erojo, Shiela and Ric Dumalay, Rosilie and Arnel Lim, Lynette Gallinero, Cidz Bascon, Hannah Garchitorena, Michelle Solon, Rabsky Villanueva, Gay Carrillo, Cathy Bolodo, Xyrilloid Landicho, Jinky Borela, Dr. Remo Aguilar, Nanardx, Ariel Marco Oclarit, Dimple Dulay, Joana and Paul Lapore and  others whose blog posts on developments in the region, have managed to largely dominate Google Engine Searches Page Results and paint a more positive image of South Central Mindanao.

Of course, the Sox Bloggers wouldn’t be where they are now without the priceless assistance and support for their projects of esteemed bloggers from other cities and regions – the Mindanao New Media Group, the Cagayan de Oro Bloggers, the Zamboanga Bloggers, the Luzon and Visayas-based bloggers who have concocted wonderful blog posts of their visits to Soccsksargen (you know who you are).

And to GMA TV-8 GenSan for making this feature possible, especially the ISYU KARON staff, for making us look and sound good on TV…

Sa kaninyong tanan, DAGHANG SALAMAT!


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About Avel Manansala

Avel Manansala aka Bariles, is a native of a bustling city down south of Mindanao Island. He is a consultant on Blogging, Social Media, and Marketing . He is co-founder and head of the SoCCSkSarGen Bloggers and manager of Google Business Group (GBG)- General Santos. You may add him to your circles on G+ - If you need more info on any of these fields, please leave him a message.

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  1. White Knight says:

    More power to, Mr. Bariles & company and to all of us BLOGGERS for undying support. CHEERS!

    1. bariles says:

      Thank you White Knight Nardxz and Fadhz for being our inspiration. Readers like you are what keep our blogs alive and vibrant. Mabuhay!!

  2. nanardxz says:

    sikat ng Sox Bloggers!

  3. fahdingding says:

    Wow! Congrats again SOX Bloggers!

  4. lynette G. says:

    yey! so proud to be part of Sox bloggers. my relatives in manila were so excited seeing glimpses of me on tv last sat! 🙂 pashare kuya avel ha!

  5. Michelle says:

    Hi Avel!

    Can I ask How to join that amazing SOCSKSARGEN BLOGGERS ? I am Michelle Gonzales, Program Director of JeepneEd Inc. , a science mobile truck operating in Sarangani, we just piloted last year at the province.

    Best Regards,

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