The Pinoy Digital Photographers in Kuwait (PINDOT) celebrated its sixth anniversary last June 27 at the Hyatt Hotel. Marked by fun and entertainment, officers and members along with their friends and families bonded together as they marked the group’s success since its inception.
Outgoing President Evaristus Reyes welcomed all the officers and members to anniversary celebration including the guest of honour, Philippine Consul General Atty Raul H Dado who inducted the newly elected officers of PINDOT namely Pres. Anthony Osea (President), Stanley Fortich (Vice President), Cy Mercado (Secretary), Mhel Tan (Treasurer) and Eric Fabro (Auditor).
Dado congratulated PINDOT during the momentous occasion as he urged them to use their photography skills not only to express their creativity but also use it as a tool in helping Filipinos in Kuwait through socio-civic activities. He lauded the group for organizing charity photo shoots in the past to help typhoon victims in the Philippines.
During the anniversary celebration, Street Photography competition winners Rodel Rodriguez (first place), Jamir Gundayao (second place) and Ritchel Repil (third) were handed their prizes.
On the other hand, Do Custodio bagged the PINDOT 6th anniversary photo contest.
PINDOT also awarded certificate of appreciation to its supporters and sponsors all these years namely AAB World, Q8 Realtor, Royale, Arab Times and ABS-cbn Middle East/The Filipino Channel.
The group also honoured the models who have volunteered to be a part of PINDOT’s various photo shoots and gave them certificate of appreciation, namely Karen Derpo, Olivia Knaf, Joycel Cruz, Jamie Leono, Marshalyn Pelayo, Carmie Francisco, Ayden Lao Manguerra, Kate Stone, Ken Abendano, Zusiette Bulquiren, Marjorie Rose Gevero and Kaye Susara.
The event hosted by Rey Santos and Claire Constantino was marked by colourful intermission numbers rendered by the Red Shadow Band, balladeer Jeff De Castro and TFC Popstar-Kuwait grand winner and Balitang Global Correspondent Kathrina Perea.