Student Body Organization and The Ping Moderators Partake the EQUIP’s Million Leaders Mandate Conference

One of the world’s dynamic leadership organizations: EQUIP, organizes a Million Leaders Mandate Conference for religious and business leaders on January 26-27, 2012 at Cinema 4, Limketkai Center, Cagayan De Oro City. The event is organized by a group of Christian leaders in that place. The president and CEO of EQUIP, Dr. John D. Hull, Equip Board Member and AT, Steve Miller and Pastor Batbold from Mongolia are the ones who visit the Philippines especially Mindanao to conduct the leadership conference. The training for leadership trainers is the culmination of the EQUIP’s founder, Dr. John C. Maxwell’s leadership passion and dreams. The purpose of the event is to stir and mobilize leaders as to the importance of raising up a new generation of leaders in Christian and business worlds.

Over a thousand of participants come from different places in Mindanao and across the Philippines. Two of the most dynamic advisers of ICI’s student organizations, Mrs. Lovely L. Monte (SBO) and Mr. Sean B. Boglosa (The Ping) join the said two-day leadership training. Since, these two faculty are the ones who handle student’s organizations, the lessons that they learn in the training will be used to resource, encourage and train student leaders or future student leaders in their organizations.

According to Mr. Boglosa, the training centers on the understanding of the Principles and Laws of Leadership and some thoughts on the Laws of Teamwork and Stewardship. In fact, the team provides the participants with instructional materials like notebooks from volume 1 to 3 and powerpoint presentations in CDs. Based on the notebook collections, the lessons focus on the principles of leadership like the laws of respect, intuition, magnetism, connection and chain. The good thing about the lessons is that they are associated with biblical version of the classic leadership teachings. In addition to, the resource speakers also discuss about the techniques on how to develop leaders in a small and large group settings.

EQUIP believes that the leadership training for trainers is a vehicle to develop and train leaders especially in building character, competence and chemistry. Also, the training materials are taught somewhere on the planet through hundreds of conferences, small group settings and mentoring relationships.

According to ICI’s AVP, Mrs. Joy Real D. Jala , the leadership training of Mr. Boglosa and Mrs. Monte will be imparted by them to the faculty and staff this coming summer break. Besides, there will be another leadership conference in the next six months and the organization is looking forward for more participants to be sent this time. The management hopes that this training will help people in the organization as leaders whom have been impacted to make a difference in lives of the people that they lead like the students better.

ICI Participated in Solidarity Day Celebration

ICI participated in Solidarity Day Celebration last January 25, 2012 from 4 pm to 6 pm. The said event was organized by Pilipinas Natin and Gawad Kalinga (GK) to commemorate the victims of Typhoon Sendong. The students as well as its faculty and staff were invited to become volunteers for the lighting of sky lanterns that were provided by the two organizations.

It has been 40 days since the natural disaster struck the city. Iliganons from different walks of life came to Hinaplanon Bridge where the most number of casualties was recorded. A ceremony with a mass and ecumenical service by Msgr. Nitz Galido is conducted to formally start the releasing of the sky lanterns. Afterwards, everyone light their sky lanterns and slowly lifted them up the sky. Some people flew helium-filled balloons with names of the departed souls written on a piece of paper. Other participants also casted paper boats and flowers to the nearby river.

A solemn atmosphere surrounded the place as every individual had their lanterns floating in the air with prayers for the souls of the victims. Moments later, everyone took the Solidarity Walk from Hinaplanon Bridge all the way to MSU-IIT where the Bayanihan ng Bayan Concert was held.

ICI thanks everyone who came and shared their time to unite and become one for Iligan.


ICI Conducts PDAF Scholars Commencement Exercises

ICI recently conducts commencement exercises for the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scholars last January 20, 2012 at ICI Annex 3, Lecture Hall. The PDAF scholarship is part of Hon. Vicente “Varf” Belmonte’s program to help people with the desire to learn technical skills for livelihood purposes.

The scholars are from barangay Rogongon, Iligan City. As one of the partners of the program, ICI provided its computer facilities for the qualified scholars under the Computer Hardware Servicing (CHS) NC II training. Picardal Institute of Science and Technology (PIST) also had their facilities utilized for the Shielded Metal Art Welding (SMAW) training.

Members of Association of Lanao Technical Institutions (ALTI) organize the event with every member welcoming the participants.

A total of 31 scholars completed their required hours of training and successfully passed the program. There were eighteen CHS graduates from ICI and thirteen SMAW graduates from PIST.

Everything went well that day and the few but proud scholars happily receive their certificates proving that the training is worth it.


ONE FOR ILIGAN: Help the Typhoon Sendong Victims

WHAT IS ONE FOR ILIGAN? ONE FOR ILIGAN campaign for the victims of typhoon Sendong in Iligan City was first conceptualized by the Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. and went viral online. MSU IIT Diskarte made a photo for the movement in support for the movement which also went viral and became the face of the campaign. This movement is realized by generating enough funds online and use it to provide immediate needs for the victims. The One for Iligan movement is for all Iliganons, Filipinos, and people with big hearts to give as little as a dollar for the victims for Typhoon Sendong .

RELIABILITY and LEGITIMACY CHANNEL ISSUE? IBS, Inc. is a SEC registered Non-Government and Non-Profit Organization recognized in Iligan City both in the private and public sectors. The organization has worked on projects: facilitated Iligan City Google Mapping Party, host of 5th Mindanao Bloggers Summit, social media partner for Project 111111, and Christmas Caroling sa The Strip partner with Calda Pizza Iligan to name a few. With nominated bloggers on their respective blog categories for the Philippine Blog Awards, and social media specialists on board.


First #oneforiligan Tweet by Lisa Mirasol:!/PinayTravelista/status/147850724376711168
Retweet by Pres. Noy:!/PresidentNoy/status/147919709709418497



However, Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. would like to release this statement that in the efforts to bring help and support, the organization will only receive and accounts for the donations sent through these channels:
PAYPAL Account: Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc.
Union Bank Account: Revilla Carbonell – Noel
Personal Cash Hand-over
Drop Off Points:
CALDA Pizza Iligan City
Iliganon sa Manila, Inc. Drop Off Points
In-kind Donations sent to:
ONE FOR ILIGAN, LBC Iligan City Branch (CODE: ILGN-02)



No, it will not be coursed through Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. who conceptualize this movement. ONE FOR ILIGAN Campaign by Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. is ONLY accepting donations thru PAYPAL: Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. and UNION BANK ACCOUNT (Revilla Carbonell – Noel), and personal delivery or hand-over.. Any money/cash transactions donated to other accounts not stated otherwise goes through other volunteering groups/organizations not accounted for by Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc.



Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. will not be turning over cash to any Local Government Units as per request by donors based in Iligan, Philippines and in parts of the world. With respect to that request IBS, Inc. will purchase IDENTIFIED IMMEDIATE NEEDS as well as render health services to the victims and distribute it to evacuation centers in Iligan City with the volunteers for the One For Iligan Campaign. This will ensure that there will be direct hand-over of donations from Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc to the victims themselves.


Prepared Cooked Food for identified evacuation center for the day.
Health Service Items: BP, Temperature taking, medication release, and immediate health problems taken care of, with health and sanitary teachings
Non-perishable items: Mats, Blankets, Slippers, Soap, Repacked Goods
Immediate Needs: Undergarments, Sanitary Pads, Diapers and Evacuation and Site Clean-up Items


The victims of Typhoon Sendong from the 14 identified evacuation centers as well as identified directly hit areas with people camping out in their properties that needs the help and support. Senior citizens, children, pregnant women, and injured individuals will be prioritized. Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. asks that the donors to understand that we  identify areas and people who needs it the most and to circulate to make sure that the organization will have a wider scope of help given.


Updates on status updates, photos and videos at:
IBS, Inc. Fanpage:
IBS, Inc. Site:
Tweeter: #oneforiligan


Calda Pizza, Iligan City
LBC Iligan City Branch
Seawalk Trading and Cokaliong
Iliganon Sa Manila, Inc.
Volunteers (students, Registered Nurses, and young professionals)


SMART Telecommunications
GLOBE Telecommunications
And are still open for your support to help IBS, Inc and the volunteers work for the distribution and service to the victims of Typhoon Sendong.

Typhoon Sendong may have hit Iligan City hard, but the Iliganons and this humble city will rise above it all with your support and generous hearts. Daghang salamat sa kaninyong tanan.

Information Source: Iligan Bloggers