IGersManila continues to #CreateShareInspire at SM City East Ortigas’s KidCon 2017

Last May 2017, we were invited by SM City East Ortigas to take part in its Kid Con 2017 Summer Camp, along with other organizations, to offer a variety of creative and artistic endeavors and fun activities ideally for kids who are on school break or summer vacation.

Own an iPhone 7? Shoot!

Apple’s iPhone, with its many iterations especially camera enhancements, and through the help of creativity apps, has changed the way we snap and share our photos and videos, proving true what Chase Jarvis proclaimed as “the best camera is that one that’s with you.” And you didn’t have to be a pro to be able to capture the beauty of subjects and scenes around you, and in most situations, your iPhone will do the trick, even quick.

700 million strong and more features than ever

The photo-sharing app and the community it built that’s relatively unknown some 6 years ago is now 700 million strong. That’s no longer news, as that milestone was reached last April, what’s more notable though, are the new (and some copycat) features being rolled out faster by Instagram.

#ArtAppreciationDrive with Ford EcoSport

Last Wednesday, 22 March 2017, we were invited by Ford Philippines to experience a fun-filled day full of art appreciation and discovery using their compact urban SUV, Ford EcoSport.

The Ford EcoSport has started a new trend in the Philippine vehicle segment. Its trendy design became popular among ageing millennials, according to EJ Francisco, AVP for Communications, Ford Philippines . Urban driving is an ease as you can squeeze it through the busy streets of Metro Manila.

Our early morning meetup was at Ford Bonifacio Global City. We were oriented about our #ArtAppreciationDrive schedule using a white Ford EcoSport.

I drove the car together with Kat Lanot from Ford Philippines. | Copyright Photo: Brian Kevin, IGersManila

#IGMNL gets to #StayPeculiarPH

It started with an email invite from 20th Century Fox that made us, IGers, say yes right away to attending the Press Screening of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children at Cinema 7, Greenhills Promenade San Juan last September 26, 2016.

 

The movie is a fantasy adventure film that stars Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Terence Stamp, Ella Purnell, Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson. The movie is
directed by visionary director Tim Burton based on the 2011 best-selling novel by Ransom Riggs.

The story began when the protagonist, Jake Portman, was forced to travel to a mysterious island to find the truth behind his grandfather’s tragic ‘death’. When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans alternate realities and time, his life takes an extraordinary turn. He discovers that his grandfather’s fairytales seemed to be real upon meeting Miss Peregrine and her peculiar children at Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

But along the way, the fairy tale took an unexpected twist. This has forced Jake to make a life-changing decision to protect his love ones from the monsters of his grandfather’s past .

Discover the world of Miss Peregrine and her peculiar children as the movie opens in cinemas nationwide today, 28-September.

#IGMNL #StayPeculiarPH

 

Thanks 20th Century Fox for inviting #IGersManila. The movie opens in cinemas (also in 3D) nationwide today, September 28th.

Keep the good vibes rolling! #KTGVR

#TayoPH #SMDay2016

As we transition to a new government, Social Media Influencers attended the annual event on 30th of June, 2016. @IGersManila, being one of the Social Media Communities who attended, used Facebook Live and Periscope to cover the said event.

#SMDay was first organized 5 years ago. This year, various online influencers, thought leaders and several social media communities gathered in Samsung Hall in SM Aura, Taguig City. #TayoPH is this year’s Social Media Day theme.

#IGMNL goes to Clark

On Saturday, 14-November-2015, @SMCityClark invited @IGersManila at the opening of the Pyrofest 4.0 – Asian Mystique.

Now on its fourth year, the Pyrotechnics Festival has Japan, South Korea and China invited for the 3-weekend event.

At around 3pm, we were fetched by a van in SM City North EDSA and off we go to Pampanga for an hour and a half ride to SM City Clark. We were toured in the area of the fireworks display with its Asian feel — a larger than life Buddha, a cute elephant and a Chinese gazebo complete with lights. At 7:30pm, the program started with the awesome fireworks display from the contenders Laguna. This was followed by the team from Bacolod and then from General Santos. The finale showcased the fireworks show from South Korea. Check out the photos in Instagram using the hashtags: #IGMNLgoestoClark and #IGersManilaXSMCityClark.

#PyroFest4AsianMystique #EverythingsHere #SMEvents #IGMNLgoestoClark #IGersManilaXSMCityClark

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#pyrofest4asianmystique @smcityclark #everythingshere #smevents #igmnlgoestoclark #igersmanilaxsmcityclark A photo posted by Rey Johnino (@reyjohnino) on

South Korea || #PyroFest4AsianMystique @SMCityClark #EverythingsHere #SMEvents #IGMNLgoestoClark #IGersManilaXSMCityClark

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Thinking of a quick getaway from the Metro? Head on to Pampanga and check out @SMCityClark’s #PyroFest4AsianMystique on 21-Nov and 28-Nov!

Keep the good vibes rolling! #KTGVR

Vote for your #WUHeroes!

In support of Hero’s Wish, a parallel contest for the 25 Heroes of the “HEROES FOR BETTER” campaign, we would like to ask for your support by voting for your favorite hero from the 25 selected ordinary Filipinos who were able to achieve extraordinary things through their small acts of giving and heroism. Know who are these 25 heroes by reading their stories and VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE HERO UNTIL SEPTEMBER 28, 2015 AT 11:50PM. To vote, simply go to this link. The hero with most number of votes will receive USD 25,000 and a free round trip economy class ticket to the Philippines to attend a tribute ceremony on October 8, 2015.

To know more about this amazing campaign, read on what the organizers have to say:

“Western Union honors twenty-five Filipino migrants as Heroes for Better

After months of searching for Filipino migrants who had made an outstanding difference

in making a positive impact in the community, The Western Union Company

(NYSE:WU), a leader in global payment services, announced the top 25 Filipino

migrants who are living proof that Filipino migrants are indeed our modern day heroes.

Western Union had deemed it important to recognize heroic efforts of Filipino migrants,

to affirm their invaluable contribution to their families, communities and the country.

These migrants did not just send money back home; they had also given pride to the

Filipino community with their successful missions.

The “Heroes for Better” campaign celebrates the lives of migrant Filipinos, their work

and their personal advocacies because they were the ones who were courageous enough

to run after their dreams and to take it further by fulfilling other people’s dreams,” shares

Patricia Riingen, Senior Vice President, South East Asia & Oceania, Western Union.

“The campaign does not just recognize and tell their stories, it also provides them a

platform to inspire others to pay it forward.”

The 25 heroes are Eddie Vega, Nestor Puno, Nilo Beltran, Adelaida Saito, Edmond

Corpuz, Nanette Carillo, RJ Garcia, Agnes Granada, Mauro Oreta, Vangie Jorquia,

Consorcia De Leon-Scholtz, Jay Jaboneta Vincent Benares, Edna Dorado, Mary Jane Al

Mahdi, Hengie Taton, Mario Balboa, Alexis Belonio, Benette Cueto, Julieta Solas,

Armand and Bing Serrano, Judith Gonzales, Nilda Cochrane, Cecilia Cech, and Asma

Vilmonte.

“I guess it holds true for all of us heroes that it started with an issue that had affected us

and it simply compelled us to take action. It’s not that we wanted to change the world, we

just wanted to help in our own way,” says Nestor Puno.

“This recognition given to us by Western Union only inspires us to continue and even

extend the reach of our advocacies, involve more people, and hopefully influence other

migrants to start their own missions too,” adds Nilo Beltran.

Western Union will award USD25,000 to support the advocacy of the highest-voted hero.

People can vote for their favorite hero by logging on to www.wuheroesforbetter.org.

Voting closes on September 22, 2015 at 11:50pm.”

IGersManila believes in modern day heroism and we support campaigns that promotes positive vibes and inspiring stories. Let’s celebrate these heroes by simply voting for the person who most deserve the award. Vote now at http://www.wuheroesforbetter.org/leaderboard/

Keep the good vibes rolling!

Our #IGFeatureWish through #IGMNLonViber

With the recent updates on Instagram like sharing of photos and videos in portrait and landscape orientation, and the recent update on its Direct Message, we wonder; are there any more features we wanted to wish for?

Through IGersManila’s Viber Public Chat Room, we came upon a Question Of The Day or a #QOTD where we asked co-#TheMods, some #TheColl, and our #KaViber or those people following us on Viber to answer our question:

“If you can request ONE new feature added on Instagram, what will be your #IGFeatureWish and why?”

See screenshots of our answers:

It turns out, we got pretty interesting answers from #TheMods, #TheColl, and our #KaViber. Here is the summarized list of our #IGFeatureWish:

Text on Photos. It’s no secret that we love putting those witty words, relatable lyrics, and #YOLO statements on our photos. Most of us wished that Instagram could add a feature where we can add text on our photos directly instead of using another App.

Multiple Log-In. Since some of us, have more than one Instagram account, we wish that Instagram could have a feature that enables you to switch accounts without logging in like how it was done in other social media platforms. We feel that this feature will help make Social Media Managers lives easier.

Scheduled Posts. Though we know that the very purpose of Instagram is to post photos captured spontaneously, scheduled posts will help those who have a very hectic schedule to keep on instagram’ing, and not miss a day’s theme.

There are other several features we wanted to be added, but we feel that these top three requests are with higher demand and of importance for today’s Instagram’ing. How about you, what is your #IGFeatureWish? Tell us all about it by using the hashtags #IGFeatureWish and #IGMNLonViber.

We are looking forward to your suggestions. Keep the good vibes rolling! #KTGVR