#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

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#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. Continue reading

#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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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!

A Very ‘Social’ Change

The Internet has always been one of the greatest inventions humanity has ever created. Communication and information is at our fingertips. It defies human intelligence that no one has ever thought of. It created possibilities that are very useful to the entire humankind. And one of those possibilities is Social Media.

Social Media according to the definition is the collective of online communications channels dedicated to community-based input, interaction, content-sharing and collaboration.

With the mushrooming of technology, social media is also escalating its power to provide information in most easiest and fastest way; influencing people in its most favorable way. However, just like everything else, there’s a downside to Social Media. Sometimes it creates misconceptions that it usually loses its fashion and its credibility which greatly affect not a single person but an entire community. Therefore, Social Media should be a tool for change–a change that humanity is dreaming for.

Social Media Day was launched four (4) years ago. There were reasons why it was created. Simply to inform, educate and spread awareness to netizens and the people. Last June 27, 2015 was the 4th Social Media Day in the Philippines held at Museo Pambata in the City of Manila. Hundreds of netizens flocked in the said event. It was a celebration of the power of social media. The global event was spearheaded by Mashable and was made possible here in the Philippines–the social media capital of the world. Together with communities, partners, and volunteers led by TweetUpMNL since 2012. All those communities (including IGersManila), partners and volunteers gathered and set up their booths and provided noteworthy activities for the participants. Aside from getting and acquiring new trends, apps and other social media functions, fora were also conducted, with local guests from some of the most influential people in social media today including Antoinette Jadaone, the director of the blockbuster indie movie, That Thing Called Tadhana.

But it wasn’t just a celebration, it was a revolution. A revolution engaging and aiming for change. As we march closer to our Presidential Election, it was the perfect time for us netizens to voice out what change we want–for our country. We have the will to influence people. We should take advantage the power of social media in most honest way. We aim to provide information, help and cater people’s needs as much as we can. We channel to every Filipino around the world to help build and create a better Philippines.

Indeed, it was a festive day for everyone. It was also a day of friendship where everyone had a chance to meet new people and gain friends. Smiles were contagious and excitement slithered all over the place. Exhaustion was never part of the event. Just like any celebration, everyone went home with pockets full of prices and freebies. Social Media Day 2015 was definitely celebrated with a bang!

We are the people. We are the Social Media…and we ALWAYS know how to keep the good vibes rolling!

See y’all at the next #SocialMediaDay!

See photos below by our fellow #igers!

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Instagrammable Things To Do At #SocialMediaDay2015 #ChangePH

Happening this Saturday 27-June-2015 from 10:00am to 8:00pm at the Museo Pambata Open Grounds is the biggest social media gathering of 2015, bringing together online communities in the Philippines, in celebration of #SocialMediaDay2015. @IGersManila will be there, and yes, we’re ready for #ChangePH. If you haven’t already, better get your free ticket at bit.ly/ChangePH, else you’ll get that FOMO (fear of missing out), as there are a lot of exciting must-do this whole day of Saturday–so tag along your friends and loved ones, and make sure you bring with you fully-charged mobile devices.

We’re embracing #ChangePH, a timely theme as @IGersManila adapts to change, and as we reminisce how our Instagram’ing habits have evolved, here are Instagrammable things you can do at this year’s most sharable event.

1. VISIT THE COMMUNITY EXPO

Here’s your chance to meet and interact not only with IGersManila but with various online communities, non-profits, advocacies, and social media savvy brands, each with Instagrammable, uniquely-designed booth and ready with fun activities you’ll surely enjoy and exciting contests where you can get to take home a surprise gift or two. Snap photos and videos of you or your friends at the expo and upload not only in Instagram but in all major social media networks, and who knows, tagging communities to your posts might win you more prizes! Be snap-happy and have fun checking out the community booths. Gadgets, mascots, sumptuous food, colorful drinks, cute stuff, amazing freebies, interesting activities, new online and offline friends–these will be your Instagram subjects. Come on time and ask each community for official hashtags to be used.

2. JOIN THE EXCLUSIVE IGMNL INSTAMEET

If you registered to @IGersManila’s Circle of Snapshooters #iCoss, you should have received an email to join our exclusive, invite-only Instameet right inside the amazing museum of Museo Pambata from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Get to meet our moderators and collaborators who will be there to orient and guide you on the photowalk activities and show you around. Here’s where you’ll need your fully-charged camera phone, though we’re sure you have a power bank on hand, a wifi modem if you have one (there’ll be plenty of available wifi at the venue of course), and that monopod or selfie stick. We’re excited to see what awesome visual stories from the museum IGers will come up with.

3. STICK AROUND FOR THE TALKS

Snap and learn this time, because in the afternoon, @TweetupMNL lined up lightning talks on a myriad of topics that will show you how social media and technology has changed or affected our daily lives. Throw a challenging question or two for the speaker on your favorite topics and cap each session with a selfie worth bragging about to your friends and share your wonderful learning experience.

That’s it, if you think this list isn’t Instagrammable enough, then check out the IGersManila booth, we’ve prepared snapshooting activities and amazing surprises for our fellow IGers. Keep the good vibes rolling! #ktgvr

Artwork courtesy of Tweetup MNL.

 

@IGersManila Adapts to Change

True to its mission of fostering creativity through its daily visual storytelling habit focused on positive vibes, @IGersManila has been adapting to changes and trends in Instagram.

Instameets

Being the kickstarter of Instagram communities in the Philippines, @IGersManila has pioneered organizing the wackiest Instameets and interactive projects/contests.

Going beyond the usual meetups, we have embedded fun and memorable getting-to-know-you activities and always included our uniquely colorful Pinoy visual creativity in photowalks and photoshoots.

Organizing these events for the community is @IGersManila’s team of moderators and collaborators who have been doing this for the sheer passion and love for the photo-sharing app and the huge global community it built.

#9pmhabit

Being one of the longest running daily photo challenges in Instagram, the #9pmhabit has pioneered featuring outstanding visual stories of Pinoy Instagram’ers.

Initially done via a collage of four outstanding visual art, the #PhotoPick served as the bragging rights for our IGers.

With Instagram’s introduction of videos, we also launched the video collage of the #PhotoPick, with our very own community song #KTGVR playing in the background. This year, with the aim of filling our Instagram feed with posts the community has been sharing, and of visual stories that standout, @IGersManila now features the #PhotoPick individually, as is with no editing.

#Proud_Hashtagger

We continue to represent the bigger population of IGers proudly hashtagging to #IGersManila and doing this for fun, enjoyment, and #AllForLove of the community that brings out the creative expression of Pinoy IGers through phoneography.

As the community grows, we continue to adapt to changes and trends in social media, particularly in collaborating online and offline while we keep on bringing out the ingenuity of IGers in expressing their unique artistry through visual storytelling.

Join us this Saturday 27-June-2015 for #SocialMediaDay2015 at the Museo Pambata Open Grounds, as we collaborate with online communities in celebrating and embracing #ChangePH. This is an opportunity for you to try new apps, new tools, new technologies, as we form new interactions and friendships that help bring about significant changes in how we create, share, and inspire fellow Instagram’ers and netizens online and offline.

Get your free tickets here: http://bit.ly/ChangePH

Keep the good vibes rolling! #KTGVR

#IGersManila is ready for #ChangePH this #SocialMediaDay2015

The most shareable event ever is happening on the 27th of June, 2015 at the Museo Pambata Open Grounds from 10AM to 7PM. IGersManila is proud to be part of Social Media Day 2015 together with the top social media communities in the country namely Pinoy Exchange, SoundCloudPH, TumblrPH, Muni, iVolunteerPH, and many more. This yearly grand meetup is hosted by TweetUpMNL, who has been a pioneer in the Social Media Community in the Philippines. From 2013’s #FWDPH, to 2014’s #BoomPH, to this year’s #ChangePH, IGersManila will definitely be there along with thousands of people who have signed up.

 

The theme #ChangePH is about exploring the possibilities of what Social Media can do for us today and by expressing and inspiring people through our posts. IGersManila is ready for some changes and we can’t wait to tell #TheColl and #iCoss about our plans for the coming months.

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Invite your friends and get free tickets to this year’s #SocialMediaDay2015 by registering at bit.ly/ChangePH and know more about Social Media Day at @TweetUpMNL. See you there and keep the good vibes rolling!

  

#ChangePH Social Media Day

June 27, 2015 MNL, PH

Social Media Day 2015 in the Philippines is for and about #ChangePH.

It is an opportunity to look at new apps, new tools, new technologies that help bring about significant changes, big and small: Changes in how we Filipinos live, work, do business, travel, study, express, communicate, share, and form relationships.

It is a chance to discover new communities, to perform before new audiences, to witness rising new performers, and learn new skills that bring fresh starts: Changes in how we view things, people, and the world we live in.

It is a moment to gather less than a year before we vote for new leaders and for change in government: Changes that solve problems, empower citizens, promote fairness, and improve our country.

Thanks to the spirit of collaboration and cooperation, #ChangePH will be the fourth time the Philippines joins this annual global event spearheaded by Mashable. Yes, communities, partners and volunteers have always made the Philippines’ Social Media Day possible and always different since 2012.

In Manila, join us on June 27, 2015 at the open grounds of Museo Pambata, the country’s first interactive children’s museum. Together, let us support Museo Pambata as a learning center for Filipino children who should ultimately benefit from progressive changes we seek to win.

Similar events will be mounted in many other cities across the country, thanks again to thriving and communities nationwide.

Join and support Social Media Day 2015 and be champions of #ChangePH.

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