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.

#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.

#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:

 Water

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Air

Fire

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Earth

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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.

#KTGVR

#IGMNL goes beyond the frame for Worldwide Instameet 12 #WWIM12

Following @Instagram’s announcement for Worldwide Instameet 12 #WWIM12 on the weekeend of October 3-4, 2015,  @IGersManila, the official Philippine representative at the Instagramers.com network of Instagram cities and international communities created by Philippe Gonzalez, joins the Instagram’ing communities around the world for #WWIM12.

Set just a few days before Instagram’s 5th birthday, the theme for this #WWIM12 will  be portraits of people you meet — a celebration of the vibrant and diverse community that IG has grown through the five years since its inception.

Being the pioneering community in the Philippines, @IGersManila goes beyond the frame as it takes Instagram’ing into visual storytelling.

IGM conducts photowalk at Museo Pambata

As part of #SocialMediaDay2015 #ChangePH at Museo Pambata on Saturday, 27-June-2015, @IGersManila was given an exclusive all-access pass inside the museum.
Geared with their smartphones, IGers gamely snapped, filtered and shared visual stories featuring the rooms of the interactive museum–the first of its kind in the Philippines.
Check out the photos submitted by IGers who joined us for the photowalk inside the museum.

Social media allowed me to give a hand to help others #changeph #igersmanila #igm_museopambata #socialmediaday2015

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Meet the Flying Whale #SocialMediaDay2015 #ChangePH #IGM_MuseoPambata #IGersManila @museopambata

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Socializing with nature @museopambata. #SocialMediaDay2015 #ChangePH #IGM_MuseoPambata #IGersManila #smxchangeph #smday

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Makinilya. #SocialMediaDay2015 #ChangePH #IGM_MuseoPambata #IGM_ChangePH #IGersManila

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Spotted!

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 Check the rest of the visual stories shared on Instagram using the hashtags below:
  • #IGM_MuseoPambata
  • #SocialMediaDay2015
  • #ChangePH
Get to see more of Museo Pambata by visiting it at Roxas Boulevard corner South Drive in Manila from 9 AM to 5 PM, Tuesdays to Saturdays.  Admission fee is only PHP150.00 with discounted price for residents of Manila. Visit their website at http://www.museopambata.org/.
Keep the good vibes rolling! #KTGVR
*Featured image courtesy of @star211/@sellie_gf

IGersManila at Banana Split Extra Scoop

IGersManila has always been an advocate of good vibes, and watching a show that gives us the laughs is an experience definitely worth it! #TheMods and #TheColl had an amazing time watching Banana Split Extra Scoop that showed us how to keep the energy alive.

Special thanks to Direk Jemster Reyes of Banana Split Extra Scoop for accommodating us, and of course to Mr. John Prats who greeted us live and let us took a picture with him backstage.

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Some of us were even seen on TV on the April 18, 2015 episode. Thanks to our #TheColl @reyjohnino for capturing that split second exposure.

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Watch out for the next episode of Banana Split Extra Scoop and you might be seeing IGersManila again. Keep the good vibes rolling!

 

IGersManila supports the Affinitea Race

It’s truly an honor to be part of Affinitea Run‘s upcoming “Affinitea Race: For Every Mile, Experience Unfold presents Raise D’ Roof 2015 – More Than Medals”. In fact, it’s not IGersManila’s first time to be part of their prestigious event, it’ll actually be the second time that we are teaming up. The first one was the Affinitea #BrownRace last November 2014 which gave so many wonderful memories with our #TheColl.

This year, Affinitea Run is raising the bar higher with it’s back to back run with Raise D Roof and Brown Race Marathon. This exciting event was launch last 10-April-2015 at the Akira, Art of Sushi & Teppanyaki at Makati.

Know more and read what Affinitea Run has to say to all you exciting runners out there.

HISTORY

It all started when we join a fun run last 2013, thinking of how we can give back the blessings we are receiving from the business. At that very moment, we decided to make our own AffiniTea Run For A Cause. We didn’t hire any organizer because we don’t have any budget for it but since we believe in the saying that “there is always a first time” and if you’re happy with what you are doing then you will achieve what you desire. As we prepare for the event, many challenges arises such as suppliers, coordination and even relationships were slightly damage but we never fail to go back to our purpose that is where we started why we have this kind of event.  We strongly believe that purpose must come first in order for us to be successful in what we are doing.

A GLIMPSE OF AFFINITEA

The word AffiniTea is derived from the word “affinity” which means relationship, attraction or connection. It aims to provide a new level of tea experience with its high quality, health-inspired, and natural-sourced products. After all, we have a common affinity to TEA! AffiniTea is here to improve quality health while promoting camaraderie among tea aficionados.

The word AffiniTea was continuously used even in the race to bind family members, friends, colleagues, lovers and to meet new friends.

MISSION STATEMENT

AffiniTeaRace to promote healthy lifestyle and camaraderie among friends and family members through running, while we serve our community to help the needy most especially the children.

Our purpose is to give wonderful experience to the runners and encourage them to support public charity.

BENEFICIARY : He Cares Foundation

Raise D’ Roof concept was started year 2013 the 1st run for cause of AffiniTea. The inspiration of the theme was to help the homeless street children, abuse children, and abandoned children from Tahanan ng Pagmamahal and this year beneficiary is from He Cares Foundation same as the above mentioned advocacy.

Brown Race inspiration came from being pro country ( Maka – Bayan). Brown Race has many meaning to us this can be Lahing Kayumangi, Angat Lahi or Takbo ng Lahing Kayumangi. Creating awareness about the identity and origin of a Filipino that we came from the ancestry of great heroes and rich civilization before the pre Spanish colonizers. To upholds hidden potentials and maximize it for the glory of God and the country. Last year theme were focus on “Deepening one’s Faith, Identity and Love for the Country”. We believe that it all started of knowing our origin – Creator how powerful He is and how wonderful we are made. Even to our categories we can learn lesson on how to be Angat Lahi? Starting at 3K Conqueror , 5K Excellence, 10K World Class and 16K is Champion. This year theme “Nurturing God’s Love, Core Gifts & Family Relations” through this theme we should able to answer the secret of success. Starting at 3K Dream, 5K Passion, 10K Potential, 16K Good Habit, 21K Character and 42K is Purpose.

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@IGersManila joins #WWIM11

@IGersManila, joined instagram’ing communities across the globe for @instagram’s 11th Worldwide Instameet, and
18th #PhilippineInstameet #ManilaInstameet on Saturday 21-March-2015.

Thanks to the awesome IGers who joined #IGersManila’s Circle of Snapshooters #iCoss, our collaborators #TheColl for making our 11th Worldwide Instameet #wwim11 #wwim11ph & 18th #PhilippineInstameet #ManilaInstameet another wonderfully fun and interactive event, thanks for the support of @SMNorthEDSA #AnnexXIGersManila & our food sponsor @AdoboCon #AdoboConnection. Congratulations to our Instagram’ing 102 #CreateInspireShare speakers, our very own phoneography artists #Foodamology’s @iamkebok & #Gastronomology’s @iana.peralta. Maraming, maraming salamat, keep the good vibes rolling! #ktgvr #IGersManila #IGersPhilippines #TheMods #TheColl #iCoss #IGM #IGMNL @cclozano @edcalaycay @ipetim @pinkipop27

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For an afternoon of  exploring artistic possibilities with our  everyday food,  our very own #Foodamology’s @iamkebok & #Gastronomology’s @iana.peralta shared their artistry via Instagram’ing 102 #CreateInspireShare.

 

 The short program started with the signature Circle of Energy and the instameet also included  a 15-second IG Cheer for each of the groups Adobo Blue, Adobo Green, Adobo Red and Adobo Lila.

Our special thanks goes to @SMNorthEDSA #AnnexXIGersManila for partnering with our community & @AdoboCon #AdoboConnection for sponsoring the uniquely delish Adobong Gising Gising.

 

#WWIM11PH #IGersManila #IGersPhilippines #AdoboConnection

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The IGers attending #WWIM11PH also received IGMNL’s pin and bagtag, and the IGMNL cupcakes courtesy of @Chakulits_Sweets_and_Pastries.

More photos for #WWIM11PH at our FB page:

Until our next #PhilippineInstameet! Keep the good vibes rolling! #ktgvr

#IGnitePH – a BLUE Year-Ender for 2014! (A Recap)

Instagramers Manila (@IGersManila) celebrated #IGnitePH2014 – the Year-Ender Instameet on December 6, 2014 at Tramway Buffet Plaza in Mandaluyong City.

While last year’s #IGnitePH theme was red, this year it was BLUE, which also stands for Building Links Uniting Everyone, a tagline that accurately captures the relationships formed within the community since it was founded.

The evening get-together was hosted by three of @IGersManila’s #TheColl, Mao Deomampo (@darthmao), Roselle Andres (@sellie_gf), and Christoffer King Perfiñan (@christofferking).

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#IGnitePH2014 Hosts — @Sellie_GF, @DarthMao and @ChristofferKing

 

 

The program opened with a pre-recorded video prayer by Kieth Walter Ayuso (@kiethwalter), who now resides abroad but was present in the entire event through a video conference call. Then, as in every instameet, @IGersManila moderator Petim Maminta’s (@ipetim) signature icebreaker of passing the energy and giving quick backrubs to each other followed.

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Circle of Positive Energy Game

 

The buffet was a good selection of mostly Filipino-Chinese dishes and a generous spread of desserts. But the main attraction in the banquet was the delicious cake and cupcakes in red velvet and chocolate baked by our very own Charisse Joanne Cao (@chakulit16), who recently ventured into the business with her Chakulit’s Sweets and Pastries.

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Chakulit’s Sweets and Pastries

 

 

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Chakulit’s Sweets and Pastries

 

 

It was in the middle of dinner when #TheMods and #TheColl did a flash mob dance to the tune of Timber (Pitbull feat. Ke$ha). If you were not there to see it, you can watch the video here.

All throughout the party were raffle draws from our sponsors, namely: 20 pieces of powerbanks sent by @KiethWalter from Dubai, 16 various smartphone accessories such as gorillapods and mini tripods with grip from Joby (who was also our sponsor in the last two exhibits), and three backpacks from Outdoor (who sponsored an invite-only instameet last April).

The crowd had a lot of fun in the “Bring Me” game, which incorporated a twist specifically catered to its interests. Instead of items, people were asked to bring (with their mobile devices) specific universal apps used for social media, photography, and photo/video editing. The prizes were Starbucks gift certificates.

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Winners of #IGNitePh2014 Raffle Prizes

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There were also warm messages from @IGersManila’s moderator Pinky Delos Reyes (@pinkipop27) who is based in New York City and our guests from ProFriends, one of the fastest growing property developers in the country who now sponsored IGnitePH for two years in a row.

Completely unexpected was the presentation prepared by #TheMods. For the first time, they showed us the final edit of the “Keep the Good Vibes Rolling” music video (available for viewing here), which was filmed in the group activities held during @IGersManila’s third anniversary in Rizal Park. As an additional surprise treat for everyone, instead of screening the video in its original audio produced by SoundCloud Philippines, #TheMods sang the community song live.

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#TheMods singing #KTGVR Live!

 

Further into the evening was the exchanging of gifts and the presentation of the IGnitePH awards such as Breakthrough IGer of the Year, Hashtag of the Year, and Caption Writer of the Year. The awardees were given certificates and limited edition @IGersManila shirts. For a complete list of the 2014 awardees, please check this page.

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Winners of #IGnitePH Awards

 

The program finale was the much-awaited announcement of the KalyePH2014 Visual Story of the Year. But before that, Michael Tomas (@2408mike), who won the award in 2013, gave a brief message on how Instagram and @IGersManila changed his life in a positive way. This year’s awardee received an iPad Mini from Globe and PhP5,000 worth of in-store credits from Beyond the Box. It was none other than Mao Deomampo, whose winning photo appears below.

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@DarthMao – Visual Story Teller of the Year

 

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We would like to acknowledge the #TheColl #IGnitePH2014 Committee for organizing the 2014 Year-Ender Party, for distributing the souvenirs, and for ensuring that everyone has a mugshot. We would also like to extend our deepest gratitude to Mr. Dennis Macapagal (@dendavemac) for documenting the whole event, capturing every moment, thus, providing us beautiful memories that we will cherish for life.

We hope to see you in the next IGnitePH! Until then, keep the good vibes rolling! #ktgvr

#IGnitePH2014 attendees at Tramway Buffet Plaza, Shaw Blvd

#IGnitePH2014 attendees at Tramway Buffet Plaza, Shaw Blvd

#IGnitePH2014 attendees at Tramway Buffet Plaza, Shaw Blvd

#IGnitePH2014 attendees at Tramway Buffet Plaza, Shaw Blvd