‘Master, pa-edit po’: Photo of PH presidents turned into memes

Rappler Social Media Team
‘Master, pa-edit po’: Photo of PH presidents turned into memes
How would you edit an epic photo of 5 Philippine presidents?

MANILA, Philippines – How do you make an already epic photo even better?

On Wednesday, July 27, Rappler posted the photo of 5 Philippine presidents standing side by side – current president Rodrigo Duterte with former presidents Joseph Estrada, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Fidel Ramos, and Benigno Aquino III.

We took out the original background and issued this challenge: “A historic photo deserves an equally important background… Send us your most creative version in the comments!”

And, as always, netizens did not disappoint with the creatively altered photographs they sent in!

Here are some of our favorite ones:

Edit by Mike Wazowski Vinluan

Edit by Paolo Vicencio

Edit by Kimberly Basilio

Submitted by Leix Valenciano Holt

Edit by Arvin Bartolome

Edit by Maria Krisselda Lachica

Edit by Nelson Cancio

Edit by Gepo

Edit by Mark Genesis Gepiga

Submitted by Boggs Columbres

Submitted by Clive Aedy Ordanza

Edit by Dey Melchor

Edit by Diana Astorga Hugo

Edit by GJ JiGs Razon Almestas

Edit by Josh Murillo

Edit by Ruel Fernandez Algarme

Some edits focused on one particular person in the photo:

Submitted by Donn de Vera

Submitted by Weng Santos

In one altered picture, Ramos was replaced by former senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago – his opponent in the 1992 presidential elections. Santiago had accused Ramos of cheating back then, and the netizen who edited the photo probably wishes Santiago won instead.

Edit by Winsome Ilustrado Adonai

This isn’t the first time that social media users played around with an already awesome presidential photo.

Last June 30, the day of Duterte’s inauguration, Malacañang released a photo of the President and his children at the Palace:

People were quick to work their magic on it:

I just can't help myself, sorry! #gameofthrones #HBO #du30 #digong #duterte #philippines

A photo posted by khalid Poonnark (@half_persian) on

#DU30 #Duterte #DigitalArt #Photomanipulation

A photo posted by JR Escaño (@sublimesir) on


To see more hilarious photos, scroll through the comments section on this post.

Do you have an edit of either of these photos that you’d like to show us? Publish it on X! – Rappler.com

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story misattributed the ‘Suicide Squad’ edit to Marky Onquit. This has been corrected.

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