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)

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

How to Find “This”

If there’s one thing I’m very fortunate with, it’s that I usually end up doing things that I love and I end up getting paid for it. When I was passionate about online gaming, I stumbled upon a career in Level Up. When I decided to take on Digital Marketing, I launched New Media, got…… Continue reading How to Find “This”