#RPNonFiction: Twitter users recall Martial Law in 140 characters or less

Rappler Social Media Team
#RPNonFiction: Twitter users recall Martial Law in 140 characters or less
From the raunchy #RP69FanFic, Twitter users switch to more somber storytelling

MANILA, Philippines – #RP69FanFic, the hashtag that spawned tens of thousands of raunchy tweets featuring Philippine elections personalities, has had its day in the sun.

Now, the man behind the original hashtag, film critic Philbert Dy, has started up a new hashtag the morning of May 12, Thursday, and it is a far more somber one. 

#RPNonFiction allows Filipinos on social media to share personal stories, article links, photos, and other media about the Martial Law period in the Philippines from 1972 to 1981, under late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. Marcos’s son, Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Jr, is currently second in the 2016 vice presidential race, a hair away from Representative Leni Robredo. 

Here are samples of tweets using #RPNonFiction:

The hashtag was not without its critics, however:

What do you think of this hashtag? What do you take away from all these Martial Law-related tweets? Let us know what you think through X! – Rappler.com

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