#PIPE5 Finalists Announcement

#IGMNL announces #PIPE5 Finalists

After the week of call of submission of entries for the different categories for the 5th Philippine Instagram Photo Exhibit #PIPE5, @IGersManila announces the finalists who qualified for the next phase of the competition – #TheBattles.

READ: IGMNL introduces new categories for #PIPE5 

READ: #PIPE5 Mechanics

Congratulations to the finalists for the categories below!









This page shall be updated as @IGersManila announces the winners on its Instagram page.

Keep the good vibes rolling! #KTGVR

#PIPE5 Mechanics

Excited to join  @IGersManila’s 5th Philippine Instagram Photo Exhibit #PIPE5? Please read the mechanics below!


Instagramers Manila Philippines (@IGersManila), the official Philippine representative of the http://instagramers.com network of cities and international Instagram communities, conducts an annual event dubbed as the Philippine Instagram Photo Exhibit (#PIPE) showcasing Pinoy’s visual artistry, creativity and ingenuity through mobile photography and visual storytelling.

Promoting photography using smartphones, this annual event has featured snapshots taken mostly from streets and public places that captures the unique Pinoy culture and lifestyle, thus the hashtag #KalyePH.


Now on it’s fifth annual run, the 5th Philippine Instagram Exhibit (“#PIPE5”), @IGersManila is deviating from the previous themes of the competition. This year’s exhibit shall adopt the theme ”Break The Rules!”
From the #PIPE tradition of focusing only on street photography #KalyePH, we are breaking the rules and going beyond the norm to expand the scope of the exhibit by including additional categories as part of the competition.
@IGersManila is also veering away from the structure of the previous exhibits by making this year’s exhibit an online competition only . Furthermore, the number of awards has been expanded to reflect the diversity of a community that @IGersManila has formed.

The new categories for #PIPE5 are the following:

  1. Street/#KalyePH
  2. Food/Drinks
  3. Portrait/People
  4. Nature/Landscape
  5. Black and White
  6. Typography
  7. Creative

IGMNL introduces new categories for #PIPE5

With the theme “Break the Rules!”, this year’s Philippine Instagram Photo Exhibit is now on its fifth run.

From the usual #KalyePH gallery of entries, this year, the exhibit has expanded to include six new categories.

READ: #PIPE5 Mechanics

Check out the 7 categories for #PIPE5.



Food and Drinks


Nature and Landscape




Black and White





Check out @IGersManila’s #9pmhabit theme #IGM_PIPE5 and see the amazing sample photos submitted by our fellow IGers!

Keep the good vibes rolling! #KTGVR

#IGMNL gets to #StayPeculiarPH

It started with an email invite from 20th Century Fox that made us, IGers, say yes right away to attending the Press Screening of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children at Cinema 7, Greenhills Promenade San Juan last September 26, 2016.


The movie is a fantasy adventure film that stars Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Terence Stamp, Ella Purnell, Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson. The movie is
directed by visionary director Tim Burton based on the 2011 best-selling novel by Ransom Riggs.

The story began when the protagonist, Jake Portman, was forced to travel to a mysterious island to find the truth behind his grandfather’s tragic ‘death’. When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans alternate realities and time, his life takes an extraordinary turn. He discovers that his grandfather’s fairytales seemed to be real upon meeting Miss Peregrine and her peculiar children at Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

But along the way, the fairy tale took an unexpected twist. This has forced Jake to make a life-changing decision to protect his love ones from the monsters of his grandfather’s past .

Discover the world of Miss Peregrine and her peculiar children as the movie opens in cinemas nationwide today, 28-September.

#IGMNL #StayPeculiarPH


Thanks 20th Century Fox for inviting #IGersManila. The movie opens in cinemas (also in 3D) nationwide today, September 28th.

Keep the good vibes rolling! #KTGVR

#ChangeIsComing even on Instagram

As #Eleksyon2016 draws to a close, we see that #ChangeIsComing not just in our country, but on our visual storytelling app as well.

The update, both available on iOS App Store and Google Play, has the Instagram app icon changed. From the old-school icon, the new one is now flat with a rainbow gradient as a background.

Along with it, is a redesign of the app. The updated design “gives focus more on your photos and videos without changing how you navigate the app”. There is also an available update for the family of creative apps from Instagram – Layout, Boomerang and Hyperlapse.

Check out this video from Instagram:

Your thoughts on this change?

Keep the good vibes rolling! #KTGVR

#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

#TheMods speak for #BoxTalksXIGersManila

On Saturday, 21-November-2015, @BeyondTheBoxPH invited #TheMods @CCLozano, @EdCalaycay and @iPetim for Box Talks.

Carrying this year’s theme of #CreateShareInspire in the #BoxTalks, #TheMods discussed the basics on instagram’ing.

    Anchored on @IGersManila’s mantra to “keep the good vibes rolling!”, @CCLozano’s talk focused on creating visual stories using your iOS devices while @iPetim’s discussion centered on the do’s and don’ts of sharing photos online. @EdCalaycay’s “inspire” session focused on captioning and typography. A demo of the apps commonly used for instagram’ing followed after with @Nagaryan sharing his expertise for VSCO. A quick photo challenge of @BeyondTheBoxPH’s Market! Market! branch was also conducted to cap the day’s event. Check out the attendees’ visual stories on Instagram! Use the hastag: #BoxTalksXIGersManila #BeyondTheBoxMarketMarket.    

Now happening! #BOXTALKSxIGersManila #BeyondTheBoxMarketMarket

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#IGersPhilippines #IGersManila #boxtalksxigersmanila #beyondtheboxmarketmarket A photo posted by Viva Andrada (@vivavoom) on

Interested to have #TheMods speak about Instagram’ing? Contact us at Ask@IGersManila.com or use the form below.

Keep the good vibes rolling! #KTGVR

#IGMNL goes to Clark

On Saturday, 14-November-2015, @SMCityClark invited @IGersManila at the opening of the Pyrofest 4.0 – Asian Mystique.

Now on its fourth year, the Pyrotechnics Festival has Japan, South Korea and China invited for the 3-weekend event.

At around 3pm, we were fetched by a van in SM City North EDSA and off we go to Pampanga for an hour and a half ride to SM City Clark. We were toured in the area of the fireworks display with its Asian feel — a larger than life Buddha, a cute elephant and a Chinese gazebo complete with lights. At 7:30pm, the program started with the awesome fireworks display from the contenders Laguna. This was followed by the team from Bacolod and then from General Santos. The finale showcased the fireworks show from South Korea. Check out the photos in Instagram using the hashtags: #IGMNLgoestoClark and #IGersManilaXSMCityClark.

#PyroFest4AsianMystique #EverythingsHere #SMEvents #IGMNLgoestoClark #IGersManilaXSMCityClark

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#pyrofest4asianmystique @smcityclark #everythingshere #smevents #igmnlgoestoclark #igersmanilaxsmcityclark A photo posted by Rey Johnino (@reyjohnino) on

South Korea || #PyroFest4AsianMystique @SMCityClark #EverythingsHere #SMEvents #IGMNLgoestoClark #IGersManilaXSMCityClark

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Thinking of a quick getaway from the Metro? Head on to Pampanga and check out @SMCityClark’s #PyroFest4AsianMystique on 21-Nov and 28-Nov!

Keep the good vibes rolling! #KTGVR