#RP612fic: Netizens imagine PH heroes on Independence Day 2018

Rappler Social Media Team
#RP612fic: Netizens imagine PH heroes on Independence Day 2018
Filipinos use jokes and memes to visualize Philippine historical figures in modern or alternative settings

MANILA, Philippines – Remember the trend of imagining how Philippine heroes would act or what they would say in today’s modern world?

The viral hashtag #RP612fic, which means “Republic of the Philippines June 12 fiction,” made a comeback on Tuesday, June 12, as the country celebrated its 120th Independence Day.

The hashtag was among Twitter’s Philippine trending topics on Tuesday afternoon.


Using the hashtag, Filipinos put a modernized spin on the heroes and stories we read about in our elementary school textbooks.

Many used popular internet jokes and memes, adapted for #RP612fic.


A number of them made fun of the current state of the Philippines.


This meme below referenced last year’s Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT3) failure.


Some specifically poked fun at individuals, like Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson.


These two showed former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr, whose electoral protest against Vice President Leni Robredo remains pending.


These are just a few of the #RP612fic jokes that Filipinos have come up with. What are the wittiest ones you’ve seen? Share them with us! – with reports from Gab Landrito/Rappler.com

Gab Landrito is an intern at Rappler for the MovePH and Social Media sections. He studied Communication Arts at the University of the Philippines Baguio, with a minor in Journalism.

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