Manila, Philippines held a successful Twestival (or Twitter Festival) last March 24 at Le Bistro Vert, Makati amidst the very short preparation time. Joining several cities around the globe, this year's Twestival Manila (@TwestivalMNL) is the first ever Twitter event for a cause in the Philippines after the birth of Twestival in 2009.
Through the leadership of Rosario Juan (@juanxi), volunteers like Tonyo (@tonyocruz), Marga (@diskodiablo), Charlene (@takeoutsushi), Jonver (@jonver_david), Nina (@ninaterol), yours truly, and a lot more took the time off to plan on and offline for Twestival Manila 2011, which supports JeepneED Inc.
JeepneED is a non-profit organization that aims to provide quality education to the less fortunate kids in the rural areas. This is through the use of redesigned jeepneys that run on veggie oil and equipped with laptops, 3G/WiFi, and other learning materials for kids.
With a goal of Php140,000, 100% of the proceeds will go directly to JeepneED to help them to realize their aim. As of March 24 midnight, we have already raised Php40,000 from a everyone who came, as well as from sponsors or advocates. We still need your help to raise the remaining balance of Php100,000. You may still donate until March 31, 2011 by visiting http://manila.twestival.com.
Hosted by TJ Manotoc (@tjmanotoc) and Kassy (@runaholickassy), Twestival Manila 2011 was a fun night of getting to lots of know people behind their Twitter IDs. I was able to meet my co-volunteers personally, as well as some of the people I follow. A lot of prizes were given away, including the grand raffle prize of a 3D/2N stay in Bellarocca. Guess who won - it's Yves Gonzales, the guy behind @MMDA and @doblezeta.
Join us next time, and please don't forget to donate for a cause. Until March 31. Again, it's until March 31, 2011. Tweet and give!
Thank you to the following advocates who helped made this event possible:
- Divoom Speakers
- Galileo Enrichment
- LeBistroVert Sustainable Foods
- San Miguel Corporation
- Asian Traveller Magazine
- Partycetamol Mobile Bar
- Nestle KitKat
- Freshman Masculine Wash
- Renegade Folk
- Yahoo! PH