such a lovely set up
First of all, kudos to the officers led by Mr. Glen Santillan for the success of Davao Digital Influencers, Inc. (DDI, Inc.) grand launch and acquaintance party. Held last September 3, 2016 at Polo Bistro, Marco Polo Hotel, Davao City, passionate bloggers, video bloggers, and microbloggers gathered to celebrate the official start of the group. It was a night of socialization, fun and most of all a night of inspiration not just as digital influencers but as Davaoeños. A proof that we will rise up as one Davao after the unfortunate incident of bombing at Roxas Night Market which was just a night before our party.
“The timing was a meaningful one as we reminded our young base to use their talents anchored on universal and time-tested principles of truth and accuracy, independence, fairness and impartiality, humanity, and accountability”, posted by ASec Art Boncato in his official facebook account. He is also one of the guests during the party.
It is such an honor to be part of this community and I am looking forward for more fun and productive experiences with these awesome people. I also believe that posting your thoughts online is not just enough. It is also nice to go out and meet the people behind their blog sites and social media accounts. This is what I also like with this kind of gathering. I just love the reactions when bloggers met and say, “ahhhhh ikaw pala si >insert screen name<”.
Here’s a photo diary of what happened during the grand launch:
Started the event with a moment of silence and a prayer offered to the victims of Roxas Night Market bombing.
Opening remarks by DDI Vice President (External) Ms. Verna Luga.
DDI officers inducted by Davao City Councilor Joanne Bonguyan.
Mayor Inday Sara Duterte’s message to DDI read by Councilor Joanne Bonguyan. photo credits here.
Good food. Shout out to Tiramisu. ugh!
ASec. Art Boncato delivered his inspirational message.
We also had fun games with cool prizes from our sponsors but I wasn’t able to take photos during the game because yeah I played but not lucky enough to win as lucky as Lucky. (Happy that http://www.luckysketch.com officially joined DDI. He got an awesome blog). Congratulations for winning the grand prize- a Davao-Cebu-Taipei round trip ticket courtesy of @cebupacificair.
Ms. Dottie V. Würgler-Cronin, General Manager of Marco Polo Davao also one of our guests.
Cheers to a new beginning! photo credits here.
Of course we are much thankful to all our sponsors:
Here are some of our group photos :
Fashion and Beauty Bloggers
Personal and Lifestyle Bloggers
Alyssa and me! we are from Team Mantika!
some of Davao Digital Influencers. photo credits here.
special thanks to Ms. Jojie Alcantara and Rhon Datu Maumpid because everyone got a souvenir prints of this group photo. #TeamDDI loves #TeamInstaxPH.
Ofcourse here’s a selfie and OOTD of yours truly. Just in case it’s not obvious (lol) our theme was anything Denim and Diamonds.
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Thank you everyone and I hope to meet more influencers.
Engage. Influence. Make A Difference. That’s #TeamDDI.