How to Kickstart Your Vlog or Blog (Interviewed by James Deakin!)

James Deakin invited me to guest on his daily Facebook Live show “Live at 5”. We talked about how you can jumpstart your vlog or blog which is super relevant today given the current COVID-19 Lockdown situation. In the interview I shared my strategy in growing my YouTube Channel to 600,000 subscribers in two years…… Continue reading How to Kickstart Your Vlog or Blog (Interviewed by James Deakin!)

Tips on How to Still Make Money Online During the COVID-19 Lockdown

I was recently invited to guest on the show ANC Conversations by Salve Duplito on the topic of making money online in the time of COVID-19. If you’re interested to hear what I have to say, you can watch the entire segment in the embedded video below. Thank you to Salve and the ANC team…… Continue reading Tips on How to Still Make Money Online During the COVID-19 Lockdown

Why Constantly Building and Launching Stuff is Awesome

Unbox and Ungeek Podcast Team (not in photo: Nicole)

Every major professional milestone of my career so far can be traced to a blog or site that I put up during that phase in my life. It all started a little over a decade ago when I was with Level Up Games, the leading game publisher in the Philippines. I put up a gaming…… Continue reading Why Constantly Building and Launching Stuff is Awesome

Di9it Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

We were challenged by the President of Resorts World Manila, Mr. Kingson Sian, to do the #ALSIceBucketChallenge. In response we did ceremonial dumping of ice cold water and we also donated as a company to the ALS Foundation and the East Avenue Medical Hospital in Quezon City. We’re challenging Google Philippines, J&J Marketing, and Fonterra…… Continue reading Di9it Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

Salamat Kapatid! 5 Lessons Learned Working for the Happy Network!

December 28 was my last day working for the Kapatid network, TV5. I worked there for a little over 2 years and it’s been one of the most rewarding posts I’ve ever had. Not financially, but more of the learnings, insights, and experience that a digital/techie marketer can only get by working for a masa-based,…… Continue reading Salamat Kapatid! 5 Lessons Learned Working for the Happy Network!

How a Hug from This Man Changed my Life

Uncle Delfin. Photo from Abijov Ong's Facebook Page

I can still vividly remember the first time I stepped into Victory Greenhills. My wife (girlfriend back then) were going through tough times and she convincing me to attend a “service” in Music Museum on Sunday. Going to a place and interacting with people I didn’t know made me uncomfortable. I was very uneasy about…… Continue reading How a Hug from This Man Changed my Life

Social MEdia: Social Good Summit Dialogue Talk (Video and Slides)

Rappler just uploaded the full video of my 12-minute talk (went overtime a bit) during the Social Good Summit Dialogue last Saturday morning. Watch the full talk in the embedded video below and check out the slides I used in the slideshare post right after. Lessons on using Social Media for Social Good from Carlo…… Continue reading Social MEdia: Social Good Summit Dialogue Talk (Video and Slides)

Value of Momentum and How to Harness It

Momentum is one of the most natural powerful forces in the world. Having it can spell the difference between succeeding or failing in projects that you’re working on. With momentum you have you extra sharpness, determination, and willpower. It’s literally like going “super mode” (Super Saiyan for DBZ-Anime fans). The biggest benefit with having momentum…… Continue reading Value of Momentum and How to Harness It

For Reporters and Journalists during Floods

My wife, Michelle Orosa-Ople, delivering a news report during the recent floods

The country is still reeling from the devastation brought about by the recent storm that I’ve come to call “Voldemort” (He-who-cannot-be-named). Just like in previous disasters, social media played a major role in information dissemination and spreading hope. Of course netizens are quick to point out how invaluable technology and the Internet is during times…… Continue reading For Reporters and Journalists during Floods

3 Ways to Handle Haters

In life there’s no avoiding getting haters. We all have our own world views and most of the time those differences will lead to clashes and conflict. It’s even more evident today with the rise of blogging and social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. I’ve had some experience in this (lol) so I guess…… Continue reading 3 Ways to Handle Haters