Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Philippines joined global celebration of OneWebDay

The Philippines joined 50 countries and cities who celebrated OneWebDay last September 22, 2009. OneWebDay is an Earth day version of the Worldwide Web. The Philippine event was hosted by the Philippine Internet Users’ Society (PIUS).

OneWebDay, which started in 2004 in the United States, aims to emphasize the importance of the Internet in terms of empowering individuals, enhancing social networking, and contributing to the economic growth and development through e-commerce and better access to information.

For the Philippine celebrations, activities were held at the SM Mall of Asia and SM Baliuag. The celebrations at the SM Mall of Asia include Battle of the Bands, Grand Eyeball of Online Pinoy Entreps, Visual Art Competition, and free PC repairs. The SM Mall of Asia event was co-organized with Events Philippines, Inc..

Meanwhile, the activities for the OneWeb Day Celebration at the SM Baliuag Events Center include FREE Infotech training on blogging to earn, Adobe Photoshop, and Essay Writing Contests. Free WIFI Access was also made available to all. It was organized with Baliwag.net, a project of Brotherhood of Destiny.

The 1st Philippine OneWeb Day celebration was co-organized with Event Philippines; Official Online Partner sulit.com.ph; it was sponsored by SM City Baliwag, Informatics Computer Institute; and the following media partners: u-talk, dzmm teleradyo, Philippine Daily Mirror, Malaya, The National Newspaper, Jam 88dot3, Magic 89dot9, 99dot5 RT, 103dot5 max fm, UR 105dot9, wave 89dot1.

Internet users may join PIUS by signing up at their website www.piusonline.com, thru email info@piusonline.org or mobile numbers (63919) 7944106, (63906) 3858958.


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