Best of #RP612fic memes: 2020 edition

Sofia Virtudes
Best of #RP612fic memes: 2020 edition
Jose Rizal in a face mask, Katipuneros tearing their quarantine passes, Aling Marie leading the Philippine revolution are some of this year's #RP612fic entries

MANILA, Philippines – On the 122nd celebration of Philippine Independence Day, Filipinos took to social media to participate in what has now become a much-awaited annual Twitter tradition.

#RP612fic, which stands for “Republic of the Philippines June 12 fiction,” has now been ingrained in Pinoy meme culture. Netizens come up with clever memes placing Filipino heroes and historical personalities in the present or putting a modern spin on historical narratives.

As early as midnight, Filipinos already started tweeting #RP612fic memes, with the hashtag landing a spot on the top Philippine trends in no time.

And we at Hustle take memes very seriously.

We also compiled our favorites! Here are this year’s top picks:

Catch them at Pugad Lawin tonight, 7 pm!

Reported na bro, pa-report din ng akin.

I love it when you call me mañanita.

And her last words to him were, “God bless you always as soon as possible.”

Lesson 1: Bawal lumabas

Dumilim ang surroundings.

Punas, punas.

Someone’s lived through our country’s whole history.

Invented Philippine independence.

We’re stanning harder.

More #RP612fic memes here:



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Sofia Virtudes

Sofia Virtudes is a former digital communications specialist for Rappler.