The #9pmhabit Colors & Emotions Week

From 07-Aug-2011 until 13-Aug-2011, we’re doing the Colors & Emotions Week – everyday, we’re tackling colors and the emotions each shade evokes. And we kickoff the #9pmhabit daily photo challenge with yellow – the color of sunshine that is associated with joy, happiness, intellect, and energy – share your photos with yellow and happy elements and tag with #yellowhappy.

We’re looking forward to what you come up with at tonight’s #9pmhabit #yellowhappy. Follow @IGersManila in Instagram, have fun, interact, and keep the good vibes!

#Patimpalak02 – #Shopinas

@IGersManila PHOTO CONTEST #Patimpalak02 – #Shopinas

In cooperation with, we’re looking for photos of “products prominently known in our country, the Philippines.” is an end-to-end e-commerce platform which launches the “One Shop, One Philippines,” project. This project promotes product tourism which encourages merchants all over the Philippines to create an online store and represent different places in the country.


  1. Post a new photo of any product (without captions in the photo) that is well known in any town/city/province/region in the Philippines. (Examples: Cebu-guitar, Vigan-longanisa, Romblon-marble, etc.)
  2. You may submit as many as you want as long as it’s your own photo.
  3. Must be properly tagged with: @igersmanila #igersmanila #patimpalak02 #shopinas

DEADLINE: 11-Aug-2011 7:00PM (PHT)


  1. is giving away PHP500 worth of GC that can be used to buy any product found in the site (
  2. Best photos will be used in’s AVP (and maybe posted/used in the site as soon as it’s launched). Photo credits will be given to the photographer.

JUDGES are Allyzon Lualhati (@allyzone), the President of, and the @IGersManila Moderators. Questions? Tag @igersmanila @allyzone @cclozano @ipetim @edcalaycay @pinkipop27 in Instagram.

150,000,000 Instagram photos

On October 6, 2010 we launched Instagram in the App Store as a way for people to easily share their lives through photos taken on their iPhones. Since then, we’ve seen more than 7 million people from all around the world share photos on our platform. Today, we’re excited to announce that more than 150 million photos have been shared on Instagram and Instagrammers now share photos with one another at a rate of 15 photos per second. If you don’t yet have Instagram, you can find it for free, exclusively in the Apple App Store. [Full Article]

Above is the 150,000,000th photo by @janefot

Cheers to the Instagram Team!

The #9pmhabit Pick Week

From 31-July-2011 until 06-Aug-2011, we’re doing the Pick Week – everyday, it will be your turn Pinoy IGers to do the photo pick by tagging only your best shots! And we kickoff the #9pmhabit daily photo challenge with #familypick – share your whoawesomest family shots!

We’re looking forward to what you come up with at tonight’s #9pmhabit #familypick. Follow @IGersManila in Instagram, have fun, interact, and keep the good vibes!

The #PinoyPhotoHunt Week

We’ve been doing #PinoyPhotoHunt for the #9pmhabit daily photo challenge since Monday (24-July-2011) and for the rest of the week.

It’s like a typical photo hunt, but with this challenge, Pinoy IGers are asked to find and snap photos of around four (4) subjects, which actually are clues to something to guess (say an event, a movie, a place, a personality, etc.), to be posted as a collage.

To make a photo collage, here are some apps you can use: Diptic (paid), PhotoShake (paid), PhotoSplit (paid), Photo Mess (free), and Montager (free).

Last Monday was @ipetim’s “birthday” things (above: cake, balloons, gifts, candle), did you get it right? We know you did and we hope you enjoyed the photo hunting. Today’s a little different, check the collage below (by @ipetim), find something common, tag your post, then make your guess.

We’re looking forward to what you come up with at tonight’s #9pmhabit #PinoyPhotoHunt. Follow @IGersManila in Instagram, have fun, interact, and keep the good vibes!

Check your pop photos

While Instagram now notifies you if your photo has made it to the popular page, you can also find out via web by going to Populagram. Pretty much like other Instagram web viewers, however Populagram only shows you your photos that made the pop page (requires logging in using your Instagram info). It also provides other stats like popular tags, users, locations, and Instagram filters and offers you a photo widget that you put on your blog.

So go ahead, see if any of your photos did hit the pop page.

#Patimpalak01 Winner @jumbowjoint

Based on the number of likes determined and deliberated by the moderators, the winner of @IGersManila’s Photo Contest #Patimpalak01 “Kalye” (Street Photography) is @jumbowjoint.

Get to know the Pinoy IGer behind this winning photo:

The name’s Jumbow. From Kalookan. Often imitated, never duplicated. A skateboard/surf fanatic, got a passion for tattoos and a deep music lover. Music & Photography are the main ingredients in my life, without it I’m dead! I started using Instagram as a past time. I love to trip on the filters, never would i thought i would bump into @IGersmanila. Also, I did not expect to win the contest and now I’m having a hard time what to do with the US$10 iTunes GC price! But one thing’s for sure, I would treat the man on my picture a bottle of gin as a sign of my gratitude.

Follow @jumbowjoint in Instagram.

Congratulations and thanks to all who participated. More exciting and challenging photo contests coming soon. Keep the good vibes and mabuhay Pinoy IGers! #IGersManila Team @cclozano @edcalaycay @ipetim @pinkipop27.

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