About IGersManila

Instagram’ers Manila or IGersManila Philippines is the global community for Filipino Instagram’ers (or IGers / ay-ji-ers) and Phoneographers. Founded by Carl C. Lozano (@cclozano) and moderated with Ed Calaycay (@edcalaycay), Petim Maminta (@ipetim), and Pinky Delos Reyes (@pinkipop27), the collaborative community shares a colorful blend of cultures and the telling stories behind the snapshots that spawned a unique visual artistry through the #IGersManila #9pmhabit, actively participated in daily by Filipino IGers and Phoneographers, with over 25,000 followers to date.


IGersManila Philippines is a community of Instagram’ers by Instagram’ers who create, share, and inspire with mobile photography and videography—phoneography—collaborating online and offline to bring out their ingenuity and express their unique artistry through visual storytelling.


To foster creativity through its daily visual storytelling habit focused on positive vibes, with artistic engagements and social projects that transcend phoneography, making collaboration interactively fun yet meaningful online and offline.

We are the official Philippine representative at the Instagramers.com network of Instagram cities and international communities created by Philippe Gonzalez. Celebrating its founding anniversary every April 18 (#418), IGersManila is best known for promoting the fun and unique Pinoy visual artistry through its #9pmhabit daily visual storytelling habit, marking its place in the huge 300-million-strong Instagram community with the #IGersManila hashtag getting over four million tagged entries, and organizing the wackiest Instameets and interactive projects/contests. IGersManila is also proud to have spawned different interest groups with its “keep the good vibes rolling” tagline promoting positive interaction and friendship Pinoy-style.

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