MANILA, Philippines – If Jose Rizal were alive today, would he have a Twitter account? And if he did, what would he tweet about?
On Rizal’s 158th birth anniversary on Wednesday, June 19, Rappler held a Twitter conversation encouraging people to share what they thought Rizal would tweet if he were alive today. (READ: LOOK: Jose Rizal as Google Doodle for 158th birth anniversary)
As Rizal is known for his quote, “Ang kabataan ang pag-asa ng bayan (The youth is the hope of the nation),” Twitter user @WanderlustWeng touched on the insistence of 34-year-old Duterte Youth chairman Ronald Cardema to represent the youth sector. (READ: Too old to be youth official, Cardema now says he represents ‘professionals’)
I said, the youth is the hope of our future. Hindi yung nagpipilit maging youth. **Caderma left the room** #BeRizal— Wenggee (@WanderlustWeng) June 19, 2019
Given the recent news of a Chinese vessel ramming a Philippine boat in the West Philippine Sea, the issues of foreign influence and territorial disputes also came up. (READ: TIMELINE: Sinking of Filipino boat in West PH Sea by Chinese ship)
Here are more creative tweets from netizens:
Do you think Rizal would be a social media influencer? – Rappler.com