By Maya M. Padillo
Blogging organization Davao Digital Influencers (DDI) recently celebrated its first anniversary with a party at The Pinnacle Hotel. Influencers as they fondly call themselves, dazzled in their elegant getups for the special night.
The party was highlighted with fabulous prizes and surprises for all! The affair also welcomed the new members of DDI. Jake and Jhanna were also announced Best Dressed Influencers of the night.
Video blogger Chito Samontina was awarded Influencer of the Year.
The first year means a great start for the second year, and DDI has a lot in store for the coming years. The group is pushing the Campus Blog Caravan project wherein members go to colleges and universities to conduct basic blogging workshop on how to start a blog and how to earn from blogging.
“We also want to emphasize the responsible use of social media, especially to the millennials. We will continue to engage the community, influence the people to be responsible netizens and make a difference in our own little ways,” said Glen Santillan, DDI president.
The group also vowed to continue giving back to the community like conducting workshops with very limited fee and sometimes even free to share their knowledge when it comes to blogging and social media in general.
“On our second year, we will continue to conduct more workshops,” Santillan said.
Founded on July 30, 2016, DDI is a community of passionate bloggers, video bloggers and microbloggers based in Davao Region recognizing the value of not just the bloggers but the video bloggers, YouTubers and microbloggers in the region.
A Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) registered blogging organization, DDI envisions being the top-of-mind network of bloggers, vloggers, micro blobbers and new media practitioners in Davao region.
Among the group’s missions is to utilize their influence to create a positive impact in the community in order to support MSMEs, government agencies and the marginalized sector.
It is their goal to be advocates of responsible social media use and promote Davao Region’s socio-cultural agenda.
Thanks to Glen Santillan, Chito Samontina, Emjay Llerena and Red Agreda for sharing their photos.