IGersManila Turns 6, Celebrates Earth Day

This 18th of April 2017 or #418, is IGersManila’s 6th founding anniversary. And in partnership with @ManilaBulletin’s Earth Day celebration, we’re asking you our fellow IGers to keep the good vibes rolling by sharing visual stories of your best nature experiences in and around the Philippines for a special #9pmhabit. Get the chance to have your photos published in the Earth Day edition of the Manila Bulletin newspaper.

To join, follow these mechanics:

  1. From today until 20-April-2017, we’re commemorating 6 years of Instagram’ing fun and good vibes with a special #9pmhabit that culminates into the curation of the best nature snapshots in time for Earth Day.
  2. Upload photos of your unforgettable moments spent with nature on Instagram – these can be photographs snapped with a cameraphone or a DSLR of our popular beaches, adventures on our enchanting forests and trekking the lushest of hills and mountains – places or spots we go to when we want to escape the city to breathe fresh air and savor the natural beauty of the Philippines.
  3. Tag your photos to @ManilaBulletin and @IGersManila and be sure to include the hashtags #MBEarthDay #IGMNL_MB #IGersManila #9pmhabit in your caption. If you can, add the geolocation where you took the photo, otherwise add the location of your photo in the caption.
  4. Make sure to only upload and tag photos you own.
  5. Your photos should be 3″ (W) x 2″ (H) in size, and in high resolution.
  6. After uploading and tagging your work on Instagram, send a copy of the original version to ask@igersmanila.com, including the link to your Instagram post, the title and caption, and the geolocation or location of the photo.
  7. Last day for submission of entries is until 20-April-2017.
  8. #PhotoPick winners from this special #9pmhabit will each earn 5 qualifying points, but will not in any way guarantee inclusion in the printing.
  9. Selection of photos for printing will be the sole discretion of Manila Bulletin.

Cheers to more years of Instagram’ing to #CreateShareInspire!

#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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Life as #TheColl

The Collaborators (#TheColl) is a group of Instagramers (in short, IGers) from @IGersManila that is tasked to work hand-in-hand (or “collaborate”) with The Moderators (#TheMods) on projects and events. It was initially launched in 2013, and was relaunched in October 2014.

I was one of the first batches of IGers who joined this group. @IGersmanila has been a very important part of my Instagram life, so when the registration for #TheColl opened, I grabbed the opportunity to join because for me, this is somehow my way of giving back to the community.

Being #TheColl is just fun and easy.  You just have to “create, share and inspire” and live up to the mantra: “Keep the good vibes rolling!”.

Check out the list below and if you are up for the challenge, register to be #TheColl this 2016.

1. Create an atmosphere of good vibes.

@IGersManila has been known to hold fun-filled instameets and photoshoots. Be open to communicate with your fellow IGers during these events! Be interactive and proactive when it comes helping out on projects and activities.  Be a member of  the committee (a.k.a #TheComm) — a set of #TheColl that organizes a particular #IGMNL event.

2. Share your awesome ideas and thoughts.

From time to time, we attend meetings with #TheMods to plan for @IGersManila’s upcoming activities and projects. These meetings were coined as #MusterDate — a general assembly of #TheColl. From the #MusterDate,  we get first-hand information on exciting things that @IGersManila are cooking up for its followers. #MusterDates also turn into fun activities — like awarding ceremonies, impromptu photoshoot, or live fast talk a la #IGMNLonViber #ViberPublicChats.

We also have instant meetings online which we call #TheShift facilitated by Daddy C (@cclozano). Here, we discuss activites or projects in a breeze.  We get to share our ideas, questions, and comments about the topic/s right away.

On Viber Public Chat, and on LINE, we got to talk about all sorts of stuff other than instagramming, and from there we develop deeper relationships with each other.

3. Inspire fellow IGers. 

Aside from these benefits/opportunities, another great thing about being #TheColl is we get to be recognized and be an inspiration to others.

Just like Cody Organo (@decode_e), who just recently was awarded as Most Active #TheColl of 2015 on @IGersManila’s Viber Public Chat.

“My goal is to influence and inspire people and that won’t be possible without joining #TheColl. The award is basically a voucher that depicts how and where I stand as a collaborator,” shared Cody.

“The #PhotoPicks, sample photos, blog entries, daily conversation in #ViberPublicChat, and the instameets give me enough reasons to do better on my current role as #TheColl. As we always quote, #KTGVR”, he added.

Are you up for the challenge?  Be a part of #TheColl by clicking this link!

Be one of us! 🙂

Keep the good vibes rolling! #KTGVR

IGMNL tastes Yoshinoya’s #FamousJapaneseBeefBowl

On, August 15, 2015, IGersManila held the second leg of the photowalk for the upcoming 4th Philippine Instagram Photo Exhibit #PIPE4 at SM City North EDSA .
We have dined at Yoshinoya Philippines, a Japanese restaurant, and we were treated with their #FamousJapaneseBeefBowl.

The tenderness of the beef will melt inside your mouth leaving you want for more. Served with rice and a sprinkle of sesame seeds, their Beef Bowl will give you a genuine Japanese flavour and will definitely give you gustatory delights! The perfectly chilled red tea will satisfy and quench your thirst, too.


What’s the best way to end a satisfying meal? Of course, a dessert! Yoshinoya’s Mango Tiramisu, one of their sweetest treats will provide and satisfy your sweet buds’ cravings.


Our huge thanks to Yoshinoya Philippines for treating IGersManila’s #TheMods, #TheColl, and #PIPE4 Batch 2 Qualifiers a sumptuous meal and for letting us experience a taste from the land of the rising sun.


Always, keep the good vibes rolling! #ktgvr

#iCossPhotoshoot #BioOilSkinSaver

Stretch marks, scars, uneven skin tones, aging and dry skin? Worry no more. Bio-Oil makes it easier for you to fight these skin conditions impeccably.

#PHOTOPICK #ICOSSPHOTOSHOOT #BIOOIL #BIOOILSKINSAVER Congratulations to our fellow IGers for sharing their awesome visual stories: @star_211 @decode_e @gridphotoph @multipleorgesim Check out their profiles, follow and appreciate their work with #IGHeartAttack. Register at IGERSMANILA.COM to be in the Circle of Snapshooters #iCoss and make @IGersManila your #9pmhabit, tag your posts with #IGersManila #IGersPhilippines, and ask your friends to take part in our growing community of visual storytellers who #CreateShareInspire. Have questions? Follow and tag @IGersManila #TheMods @cclozano @edcalaycay @ipetim @pinkipop27 @igersphilippines. Until our next #iCossPhotoshoot, keep the good vibes rolling! #KTGVR

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Dieter Beier, a German chemist living in South Africa who came from a family of geniuses who are responsible for developing the world-renowned skincare product – Oil of Olay, brought us another skincare giant that will alleviate our worries with our skin. Bio-Oil has its own mixture of plant extracts; it combines Vitamin A and E to promote the formulation of new collagen, it helps us to renew our skin and most importantly, it reduces the itch of stretching skin – helping our skin for its overall texture and tone.
In cooperation with Aspen Philippines, the media agency for Bio-Oil in the Philippines, @IGersManila conducted another successful #iCossPhotoshoot last 18-July-2015 at Bonifacio High Street, in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
The said #iCossPhotoshoot started with the  @IGersManila’s trademark  Circle of Energy to hype the event followed by a short talk from Aileen Puzon from Aspen Philippines. During the event, #iCoss members were tasked to take their best photos for Bio-Oil. They were grouped into 3 (Team Bio-Rangers, Team Bio-Man & Team Bio-Lators). Each groups were asked to come up with a creative group shot and to present a group cheer. IGers attending the #iCossPhotoshoot were given a 60ml Bio-Oil as token/gift.
The winners for the best visual stories are @ChristofferKing (2nd runner-up), @hoooooorey (1st runner-up) and @i_bkf (Best Bio-Oil #iCossPhotoshoot Visual Story). They were given Gift Certificates courtesy of Aspen Philippines. Team Bio-Lators’  cheer to the tune of “Row, Row, Row  Your Boat” topped the group cheer activity.
For further information about the product, you may check Bio-Oil thru their Facebook account: Bio-Oil Philippines.
You may also check the photos taken during the event thru @IGersManila’s instagram account and thru #iCossPhotoshoot hashtag: #BioOil #BioOilSkinSaver or thru our FB Page!

Until our next #iCossPhotoshoot! Keep the good vibes rolling! #KTGVR