IGMNL, #TambayTayo!

Tara, tambay tayo!

This is the usual invite we get from friends when planning to hang out after work or just spend some quality time over the weekend. There are actually a lot of new food and dining spots in the metro if you wish to relax, chill and please your appetite. If you happen to drop by the Kapitolyo area in Pasig, this part of the city has actually become one of the favorite go-to places for food trips and barkada bonding. And the latest addition to what they call the #KapitolyoEats experience is this new gastropub called TaYo, short for Tambayan sa Kapitolyo, that serves your favorite Pinoy breakfast and comfort food along with their local and imported craft beers.

IGersManila had the privilege of trying this new, hip and very instagram’able tambayan during a food instameet held on February 3 and it truly was an experience that did not disappoint.

#WWIM16PH: Let’s sit and talk about spreading #KindComments

Announced early August, we’re heeding the call for Instagram’s Worldwide Instameet 16, in its continuing theme of spreading kindness, supported by communities across cities around the world, to make this a global movement to create, share, inspire using Instagram to exchange visual stories of positivity and heartfelt messages not only in Instagram but in real life.

For IGersManila, we decided to bring back the early days of instameets, usually done in a cafe where the relaxing ambience and instagrammable interiors/exteriors make for a perfect meeting place for both friends and strangers, to talk and make quick snapshots over a cup of hot or cold coffee. And where else can you find a meetup venue that not only offers the best in coffee but has been a popular go-to place for community-driven events, COMMUNE CAFE + BAR in Makati, thanks to our good friend Rosario Juan.

Creating Pawsibilities with Kindness at #WWIM15❤️PH #WWIM15❤️

Kevin Systrom, Co-Founder and CEO of Instagram, recently announced Worldwide Instameet 15 to be held on the weekend of March 25 to 26, 2017 this time centered on the theme of kindness. And at IGersManila, we’re happy to oblige as we join communities across the globe in spreading kindness for #WWIM15❤️PH #WWIM15❤️. This will be the 24th Philippine Instameet / Manila Instameet.

Open to all Instagram’ers, registration is required. Limited slots available, go to bit.ly/wwim15ph for more details.

Gala of German Film Festival – Who Am I (Kein System ist sicher)

Kein System ist sicher (No System is safe) as the producers dub it, Who Am I is a german film about a young computer wizard who established his name in the world of hacking. Last September 21, 2016, #IGersManila was invited to Ayala Malls Cinemas’ Gala of German Film Festival to watch how Benjamin, together with a neophyte hacker group became eminent to world’s professional hackers.

The event started with a brief introduction how the organizers came up with the idea of showcasing the German’s Film Industry to the Filipinos. Who Am I – Kein System ist sicher is the first movie shown in the said gala. The movie was produced in 2014 and was entirely shoot in Germany. The weight of the story is not too heavy as expected in German films. They are known to create stories of their rich culture with mostly depressing plots and for someone who don’t understand the language, I think, watching it will be a very good way to boost your interest in German movies, eine runde chillen (and chill for a bit.)

The film is filled with so much action that makes it visually appealing to the viewers. Baran bo Odar introduced us to an experimental cinematography because we felt as if we were inside a computer system and every action they make creates an awesome systematic approach. Who Am I created a strong impact to the status quo as it depicts how a particular government can be susceptible to a computer junkie.

The Film Week is comprised of 13 hand-picked features released in Germany in the last two years. Tickets are priced at P100 which also featured in the festival are the Emma Watson starrer “The Colony,” with other highly acclaimed films “24 Weeks,” “As We Were Dreaming,” “The Dark Side of the Moon,” “Head Full of Honey,” “Hördur: Between the Worlds,” “I’m Off Then,” “Labyrinth of Lies,” “Stations of the Cross,” “Meteor Street,” “Rough Road Ahead” and “Wild.”


The German Film Week 2016 was made possible by the support of the Film Development Council of the Philippines and Ayala Malls Cinemas. For details, visit the Goethe Web site.

Photo courtesy of Brian Kevin @iambkf

We survived Blair Witch!

It was an invitation by Viewers’ Choice Philippines that’s short notice so we were initially hesitant, but tagging along fellow daring Instagram’ers, we braved the challenge of representing IGersManila at the advanced screening of Blair Witch (2016) last September 8 held at the Greenbelt 3 MyCinema in Makati City.

Blair Witch, perhaps a long overdue sequel to the original psychological horror movie, The Blair Witch Project, stars James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez and Valorie Curry. The 2016 follow up film, employing the same found footage technique used in the original, is directed by Adam Wingard, produced by Keith Calder, Roy Lee, Steven Schneider and Jessica Wu, and written by Simon Barrett.

#WWIM13PH in review

On the Earth Day weekend, @IGersManila Philippines joined the instragram’ing communities around the world for @Instagram’s #LifeOnEarthWWIM13.

Coinciding with the 5th Founding Anniversary celebration of @IGersManila #JiveForFive, the community trooped to La Mesa Ecopark in Quezon City for an early ecowalk on Saturday, 23-April, 2016.

Using the concept of the “Four Elements of Nature,” IGers attending the ecowalk were given a GREEN card and bag containing instructions for 3 sets of tasks  related to an element assigned to their theme. The scorching summer heat didn’t stop IGers in creatively snapshooting visual stories at the Ecopark given the limited time.

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Check out the following visual stories from #WWIM13PH #JiveForFive hashtag in Instagram:


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The teams were also asked for their creative group shots. Check these out:

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After the two-hour ecowalk, the teams reconvened at a nearby pizza house for a celebratory lunch courtesy of @LiveSmart for @IGersManila’s #JiveForFive anniversary celebration.

As finale act for the event, #TheColl2016 were tasked to lead a team for a #JiveForFive cheer.

Thanks for our fellow IGers for joining us for #WWIM13PH!

Keep the good vibes rolling! #KTGVR

#IGMNL celebrates 5 IG years through #WWIM13

Instagramers Manila Philippines (@IGersManila) joins the instagram’ing communities around the world for @Instagram’s Worldwide Instameet 13 #WWIM13 #LifeOnEarthWWIM13 on Saturday 23-April-2016, 8AM onwards at the La Mesa Ecopark, Quezon City.

Falling on the Earth Day 2016 weekend, this Philippine leg of #WWIM13 also is a celebration of @IGersManila’s 5th Founding Anniversary #JiveForFive.


“In line with our theme to #JiveForFive — instagram’ing for social good, we plan to do an Ecowalk. Through this ecowalk, we want to raise environment awareness and recreation at the same time,” said @CCLozano, founder of @IGersManila.

“We found the La Mesa Ecopark as a nearby venue that provides healthful outdoor recreation, a fun place for family outings and picnics and at the same time an amazing venue to hold this #WWIM13PH,” added @iPetim, moderator of @IGersManila.

Register for this instameet and get a chance to win a #SmartGalaxyS7 by joining in on the Instagram’ing fun and #CreateShareInspire with your Earth Day visual stories.

Click here to register: http://bit.ly/wwim13ph

This event is supported by @LiveSmart #SummerFeels #SmartSummer.


#IGnitePH2015 Award Winners

On Saturday, 5-December-2015, @IGersManila celebrated Christmas early via #IGnitePH: The 2015 Yearender Special at Jazz Residences Condominium in Makati City.
“It is that time of the year again that we convene and reminisce the year that was. As 2015 comes to a close, we’d like to recognize IGers who have, in one way or another, contributed efforts, time and energy to bring @IGersManila to where it is today,” said  Petim Maminta, moderator of @IGersManila.
“This #IGnitePH celebration is the third in the more than 4 years history of the community. Incidentally, this is also the 22nd  #PhilippineInstameet #PHIM22,” shared Carl Lozano, founder of @IGersManila.

The event was a journey down memory lane as we recognize IGers who have made a name in the community this year.

CONGRATULATIONS to our fellow IGers who won the #IGNITEPH2015 Awards!
Special Awards
Female #IGer of the night – @vivavoom
Male #IGer of the night – @richardgeable
Best #IGnitePH Photo of 2015 – @mariexuo
Minor Awards
Breakthrough IGer of the Year – @multipleorgesim
Caption Writer of the Year  – @christofferking
#Selfie King 2015 – @iam_mortaleza
#Selfie Queen 2015 – @dadaisgutom
#Instameet IGer 2015 – @raymondsagun
Major Awards
#TheColl IGer of the Year – @nagaryan
#iCoss IGer of the Year – @supergyancaloy
#Photopick of the Year – @itsmarsthegreat
#Hashtag of the Year – @breinmars’ #typYOLOgraphy

As we end 2015, we invite you to continue to create unforgettable moments, we share the joy that the season brings while we continue to inspire our IG friends to keep the good vibes rolling! #KTGVR

#FellowshipOverCoffee with #PIPE4 Qualifiers

10-October-2015 – Now that the final leg of the Photowalk Round for the 4th Philippine Instagram Exhibit #PIPE4 is over, @IGersManila wanted to have a meet and greet of the 2015 qualifiers to get to know them more and discuss the next steps for this year’s exhibit.
This event was dubbed as #FellowshipOverCoffee is sponsored by Recession Coffee located at the 3rd floor of Eastwood Mall, Libis, Quezon City.

Click! 📱📷 #IGersManila #FellowshipOverCoffee #RecessionCoffeebyDigitalWalker #DigitalWalker #PHIM21

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Recession Coffee is  a coffee shop that is anchored on the concept of “pay-what-you-want”scheme–customers are served with caffeinated drinks on the price they are willing to pay.
Aside from coffee, the store also offers deserts and cookies — which are very instagra’mable.
Giving a quick talk on food and coffee photography, #TheColl Snapshooters @iamkebok and @ianaperalta shared their expertise on #foodamology and #coffeagraphy to our fellow IGers who intently listened to their tips and tricks.
After the talk, IGers were served with Recession Coffee drinks and deserts— which were beautifully captured by the attendees and were uploaded in Instagram.
Check the following visual stories:



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Colorful creativity #IGersManila #FellowshipOverCoffee #RecessionCoffeebyDigitalWalker #DigitalWalker #PHIM21

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More on Instagram via the hashtag: #FellowshipOverCoffee.
If you happen to be visit Eastwood, go check out Recession Coffee by Digital Walker located at the 3rd floor of Eastwood Mall, Libis, Quezon City.  The branch is open from the hours of 11am  to  10pm.
Follow them on Instagram and Twitter @digitalkwalkerph, or, like them on Facebookat  https://www.facebook.com/digitalwalkerstore,  and  track  them  with  hashtags #recessioncoffee
Keep the good vibes rolling! #KTGVR