One Blog, One Goal, One Year PART II

Tuesday, July 1, 2008 | posted in , , , | 3 comments


Last Tuesday, I blogged about the idea that started this blog. Today is the 338th day of the blog and I would like to share where and when this blog started.

I was already a blogger since 2004 (blogging about politics and some topics) and I thought that it would be good to create a blog to urge Senator Mar Roxas to run for President in 2010. At that time (that was 2007) it was just the year of wrapping up from another election. When I was surfing across the internet, there were already talks on who should be the next President in 2010. I thought of using blogging as a platform to get the people involved and informed about a potential presidential candidate. I believe that the blog would be the first of its kind in the entire Philippine blogosphere. Indeed, it was!

That was July 29, 2007, on a Sunday afternoon at Nethauz Internet and More Café in Punta Princesa, Cebu City, I registered the address: in Blogger. I still don't know what to do, so I just posted a simple message on my first post that was done at 5:53 PM. Then, I googled articles about 2010 elections-related articles with Mar Roxas on it and saw some. One of my early post was about Albertito Lopez, a former Iloilo solon, who had endorsed Senator Roxas for President even though Roxas wasn't a candidate yet. That was a worthy article.

After that, when I googled about the topic, I saw the blog A Liberal in Malacañang in 2010 by Davao City Councilor Peter Laviña. We coincidentally started our blogs on the same date (July 27, 2007) but he gaved me the title of being the first. Thanks Sir Peter!

To be continued this July 15, 2008...

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Kevin Ray N. Chua

Kevin Ray N. Chua is a 19 year-old blogger from Cebu City, Philippines and an IT Student at Cebu Institute of Technology.

He is currently the Secretary General of the CIT-SSG.

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3 Responses So far
on July 5, 2008 at 9:19 PM  

Yay! you almost reached one year anniversary hehe and still counting and supporting Mar...

"I thought of using blogging as a platform to get the people involved and informed about a potential presidential candidate." - Blogging is one of the powerful tools for a candidate to win. The young (and important) 18-25 voters like us have all grown up online already. But the fact that a significant portion of the population is Internet-illiterate actually makes the Internet's role in the election process more frightening.

Kevin Ray
on July 6, 2008 at 2:51 PM  

Thanks a lot for the advanced greeting Orville, my fellow Technologian blogger.

I believe that the challenge still remains. The internet is the start of it and we will keep fighting the battle on the ground. Through this way, we can be able to bring home the bacon in our earnest ways.

The internet-savvy people ranging from social network users to bloggers, from businessmen online ordinary web surfers, we can spread the message to the people not online.

Once again, thanks a lot for the greeting! ORAS NA!

on July 7, 2008 at 10:10 AM  

More importantly Kevin, Political Candidates Need Serious SEO Help...

Whether from TEAM or GO parties, Political Candidates need SEO from

For example, if we try to search 2010 philippine election

Mar Roxas Offical Site,

Manny Villar site,

Noli De Castro site

were not in the TOP 100 list.

Happy Birthday!

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