Filipino poetry

‘I don’t know what day it is, they just all end in Q’: The best entries from #BadPoetryDay 2020

Alois Isinika
‘I don’t know what day it is, they just all end in Q’: The best entries from #BadPoetryDay 2020
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Users online showed off their prowess for terrible prose to celebrate Bad Poetry Day on Tuesday, August 18.

To get started, Rappler asked its followers to “drop the bars.”

There’s something deeper than baha (flood), though.

‘HaynaQ, ewanQ’

Filipinos also shared their frustration over how the coronavirus crisis has been handled by the Duterte administration.

Even as coronavirus cases continued to rise in the country, President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, August 17, announced that Mega Manila’s lockdown will be eased from August 19 to 31.

Twitter and Facebook users also threw shade at Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) officials accused of corruption.

For good measure, a commenter threw in a reference to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, who said he was “elated” that joblessness in the country “only” surged to 45.5% — and not 100% — because of coronavirus lockdown.

It could have been worse kasi nga po complete lockdown ang nangyayari sa atin,” Roque added. (It could have been worse because we were on complete lockdown.)

Read more of the poetry entries here:

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Alois Isinika

Alois Isinika is a digital communications specialist at Rappler. As a Sociology graduate, he thinks and talks a lot about the world we live in, that's why he frequently writes for Rappler Blogs or tweets his sentiments at @aloisinika.