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“We Are One” event aims to raise funds for ‘Yolanda’ survivors

Is it possible to acquire new knowledge for your personal and professional advancement on one hand while contributing to the relief efforts for the survivors of super typhoon ‘Yolanda’ (international name ‘Haiyan’) on the other hand? Most definitely!

With Filipinos in the Visayas region still reeling from the devastation caused by the recent calamity, a group of professional speakers from various fields of expertise is organizing a series of seminars to be held on December 7, Saturday. Notably, all of them waived their respective professional fees for this particular event. Below is the complete line-up of speakers:

Session 1- Randy Esguerra – Resilience is Not Enough

Session 2 – Ricky de Vera – YES! You Can Inspire As You Live!

Session 3 – Boris Juaquin – Creating A Personal Vision: You can Do It If You Can Perceive It

Session 4 – Janette Toral – Connecting and Engaging Online

Session 5 – Joey Reyes – Victim vs. Responsible Mindset

Session 6 – JC Libiran, Gwen Pang, and Pochollo Gonzales –

What’s Next?  What can we do as a nation and as a citizen? – Panel Discussion
Session 7- Pido Aguilar – Understanding and Appreciating What Happens To You

we are one seminar

A series of seminars billed as “We Are One” will be held on December 7 for the benefit of Typhoon Yolanda survivors

Interested attendees are asked to give a minimum donation of P1,000 per head. You can register online at http://trainings.ph/weareone. All proceeds will go to the relief efforts currently being undertaken in typhoon-hit communities.

The one-day seminar will take place at Vista Center, UG/F Worldwide Corporate Center (along Shaw Blvd. across Star Mall) Pleae call Vonj Tingson via 0917 311 8005 or +622-5477 for more information.

Personal: I will definitely not miss an event like this. Paying P1000 for a chance to hear the thoughts of such a powerhouse line-up of speakers is definitely a perfect deal in itself. What more considering the fact that the money will in fact be used for a noble purpose?

Given my extensive engagement in social media the past five years or so, I am naturally interested in the session to be facilitated by Ms Janette Toral. Las May, Ms Toral had me as one of the speakers during the 9th iBlog (Philippine Blogging Summit).

The panel discussion to be headlined by JC Libiran, Gwen Pang, and Pochollo Gonzales also intrigues me especially in light of recent events in the Philippines. It’s hard to imagine a year as bad as 2013 for the Philippines – a volatile political landscape, a burgeoning corruption scandal, as well as twin major disasters in a span of three weeks.

Given all these, it’s easy for any Filipino to feel powerless and hopeless about the direction of their country. Amidst the antipathy and the feeling of despair, we as Filipinos should be reminded that we can still take charge of our own destiny.

PS: Please visit the event’s Facebook page for announcements.

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About Mark Madrona

Mark Madrona is a prize-winning blogger, online journalist, and educator from the Philippines. Previously a book editor, he is now teaching communication subjects for a private college in Metro Manila. His blog The Filipino Scribe received the Best Blog Award during the 2011 Population and Development Media Awards. He is the youngest recipient of that recognition. Know more about him here: http://www.filipinoscribe.com/about/. View all posts by Mark Madrona

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