#SuperficialGazette: Filipino netizens 'rewrite history'
MANILA, Philippines – Amid the outrage over the Official Gazette's caption on a photo marking the 99th birth anniversary of Ferdinand Marcos, Filipinos have taken to Twitter to offer their own examples of historical revisionism.
Netizens launched the #SuperficialGazette hashtag for tweets about certain events and issues in Philippine history, and how they would be narrated if viewed through a distorted lens.
Most of the posts revolved around the atrocities during Martial Law.
Madaming bigla nalang naglaho at di na nakita nung martial law kasi nagsign up sila for one way trip to Planet Mars #Superficialgazette— gelkachuuuu (@anGel61295) September 11, 2016
There was a 'misencounter' at Mendiola Bridge. #SuperficialGazette— Nik (@iwriteasiwrite) September 11, 2016
The First Quarter Storm wasn't the first wave of student activism against the dictator, it was a tropical cyclone. #superficialgazette— Regis Andanar (@RegisAndanar) September 11, 2016
Archimedes Trajano stepped out of a window after asking an impertinent question. #superficialgazette— Johanna Poblete (@RT_spy) September 11, 2016
Thousands were treated in Camp Crame using a revolutionary medical technique that involved electricity on genitals #SuperficialGazette— Buwayahman (@buwayahman) September 11, 2016
Others also tweeted about People Power II, the Spanish colonization, and former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Check out the rest of the tweets below.
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