#IGMNL does visual storytelling for social good for #WWIM12

“More than Instagram’ing, it’s visual storytelling.”


That was @CCLozano’s words when asked how different this Philippine leg of #WorldwideInstameet12 #WWIM12 from previous instameets of the community.


@IGersManila thought of going beyond the frames for a storybook of meaningfully compelling imagery. By going beyond the frames, we meant leveling up our Instagram’ing habit by reaching out and sharing our blessings, exchanging stories that make you smile, sometimes cry, but touches the heart, snapping these candid moments with the aim of inspiring change as we do this is visual storytelling for social good,” he continued.



“We have been instagram’ing for over four years now, and for giving us a platform to continue visual storytelling, we have Instagram to thank for– in  helping us bring Filipinos together on a daily Instagram’ing habit to create, share, and inspire,” added @iPetim, moderater of @IGersManila.


“As we join the rest of the instagram’ing community around the world to celebrate @instagram’s 5th birthday, we wanted to share to the world, not just our fellow IGers anecdotes but the stories of people who are almost forgotten,”  @CClozano ended.


Aside from our fellow IGers #WhoIFollow, we are featuring  #TodayIMet elderly citizens from Kanlungan ni Maria, a home for the aged, in Antipolo, Rizal.


These are  the stories of the people who once like us pursuing their passions (maybe for photography or some other fields), but now have lost the power to continue, the tales of individuals who once sacrificed their time and energy to care for people they love but were now abandoned.  We are presenting a gallery of our elderly citizens who are now on the sunset of their lives, who made us realize that it was us IGers who were blessed and touched by their presence.


#todayimet Bro. Jim, one of the elders from Kanlungan ni Maria in Antipolo City. He speaks fluent English, is impeccably-dressed, and looks so dashing he can give some of the local celebrities a run for their money. I understand he assists Fr. Nante with the daily prayers and gives spiritual blessings to the compound’s residents, staff and visitors. He prayed for the @IGersManila group to have the blessings returned a hundredfold – “siksik, liglig, at umaapaw.” He says every visitor’s presence is like a drink full of ice to the residents who are like in the desert. To those who wish to help but cannot find the time to visit, please pray for good health for the 24 residents of Kanlungan and for all the senior citizens all over the country. #WWIM12 #WWIM12PH #worldwideinstameetPH #IGMNLforsocialgood #CreateShareInspire #IGersPhilippines #IGersManila #KTGVR

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Isang kwento lang ang narinig ko mula sa isa sa mga halos 24 na lolo at lola dito sa Kanlungan Ni Maria. Kulang ang oras. Sayang. Sa sobrang ganda kasi ng mga sinasabi sakin ni Brother Jimmy kanina, hindi ko na nakuhang umikot at makihalubilo sa iba pang matatanda at sa mga kasama ko sa IGersManila hanggang sa natapos na nga ang oras namin ng pagtigil dun. Gusto kong mainggit dahil ang dami nilang napopost ngayon, ang dami nilang nakilala sa mga matatanda at ang dami nilang pagbobonding na nagawa… at ako, wala man lang mashare. Haha. Pero on the second thought, okay lang naman pala kasi ang dami ko naman natutunan sa mga kwento at pangaral ng nakausap ko. Lumabas ako ng institusyon na ito dala ang mga bagong aral sa buhay. Hindi man nakuhanan ng camera ang mga moments na yun, nakuhanan naman yun ng puso ko. YUUUN YUN EH! ❤️ Ipinagdadasal ko na sana malayo kayo lagi sa sakit at lagi kayong malusog, mga lolo at lola. 😊 Hindi pa naman ito ang huling beses. Excited na ako sa mga susunod. 😉 THANK YOU LORD SA EXPERIENCE! 🙏 #wwim12ph

A photo posted by Ruth Marasigan (@iamrammarasigan) on


Check the rest of the visual stories in Instagram using the hashtag #WWIM12PH #IGMNLforSocialGood #todayimet #whoifollow.


The Home for the Aged can be reached through their contact details below:
Thanks to Kanlungan Ni Maria and our lolos and lolas for welcoming #igersmanila to celebrate #worldwideinstameet12. #KTGVR

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