I am from General Santos City, and am a member of SOCCSKSARGEN Bloggers.
SOCCSKSARGEN is for South Cotabato, Cotabato City, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani and General Santos, and since we are but a few hours drive from each other, we join each other in a small group we call as such - SOCCSKSARGEN Bloggers.
We have blogger friends from as far as Tacurong, Sultan Kudarat, and in the other direction, Alabel, Sarangani Province. But we meet in Gensan, and make different worthwhile activities. We have been doing this since last year. Spearheaded by Bariles of Gensan, we have made a conscious effort to converge our small group and at times, just to enjoy each other's presence.
The first grand eyeball event we had was during the opening of Robinsons Mall many months ago, but we managed to stay close and at hand with each other, and helping each other grow in our blogging life, and staying as friends.
This time, we were asked by Google to help in the mapping of the precincts for this coming May 10 elections, and this is how we did it!
Armed with our laptops, we converged in Grab a Crab at Robinsons Mall, and leeching their wifi, we managed to plot different precincts in the area as started by Google maps.
It was serious work, but we sure had so much fun, as we were with friends and very good company. Google's gift, a Google Map maker shirt all the more inspired us with the work we had.
Our tummies growled too, but our sponsor, Mr Michael Wee of Grab a Crab and Coffee Club 101 rescued us with delicious coffee and siopao.
And we were back to business. Mapping more than what was required, we even went out of our different areas to map those far-flung places we know of. And this makes our small contribution to this May 10 national election.