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Word On The Feed: #rp612fic Rules Twitter Again on Independence Day

It’s June 12 again and J.E. LANGOMEZ wouldn’t be much of an online correspondent if he doesn’t bring you some of the best entries in this year’s edition of #rp612fic. 

 

While there are those who celebrate the Philippine Independence Day by commemorating the finer points of our country’s history, there are also those who would rather just rewrite it.

Blame it on #rp612fic. Originated in 2009 by writer Paolo Chikiamco, the hashtag (once representing a call for historically based flash fiction) has become a yearly meme streak when netizens revise Philippine history in exceptionally hilarious ways. In previous years, the trend has seen Jose Rizal getting slut-shammed repeatedly, Kris Aquino getting indoctrinated into the Katipunan, and General Luna being delayed by none other than GrabKalesa (where was UberPadyak when he needed it?)

It has all been in the name of good, irreverent fun, of course.  And this year’s entries are arguably just as funny. In a time when public figures are blatantly rewriting history for the sake of their political machinations, #rp612fic is, at the very least, a refreshing brand of revisionism that is both entertaining and virtually harmless.

Here are some of our favorite entries this year:

  1. “Manahimik ka! MANAHIMIK KA!” — Bracken, probably

2. When even a Twitter trend on dedicated to fakeness think you’ve gone too far.

3. “dAAAAMN BABY”

 

4. “Naintindihan naman po niya ang punto ni Dona Consolacion” — Don Victorina’s PR.

5. (……)

6. LET THE FLAMING COMMENCE!

7. “It is known.”

8. I swear. There are some of us who still hear “Yorel.”

9. An oldie but goodie.

10. “I DIDN’T EXPECT HIM TO BE SUCH A SNACK”

11. And he outlived a lot of them too…

12. WHY?????

13. “These white men are dangerous.”

14. The people are still not done with NEDA.

15. “BIGYAN NG JACKET!”

16. “How do you like your Mocha?”

17. “Hello, Garci…”

18. “This PIECE is entitled…”

19. “Try Not to Laugh” challenge

20. “CHANGE MY MIND!”

21. Why Grab Kalesa got so popular

22. Speaking of…

23. Girl…

24. “Shout out to everybody! I had fun…”

25. “Wag mahihiyang magtanong.”

26. “I feel a great swell of pity for the poor soul who comes to my country looking for trouble.”

27. When there’s a will…

28. Spoiler alert:

29.A lot of eyes side-eyeing us from the grave. Smh.

30. Even then she was a Boss Ass B*itch.

31. “Ipakita sa mundo!!!”

32. “I’m sorry that you… seem to be confused. He belongs to me…”

33. “It should have been… I wish Gamora put some kind of ribbon around the knife.”

34. Teodora Alonzo: devoted wife, loving mother, Candy Crush victim

35. GOMBURZA joining the trend

36. *subscribes.*

37. Too real.

38. “This is the Philippines”

39. You better werk, Simoun

40. See number 37.

In case you want to know how these stack up to past entries, here were some of our old favorites:

 

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