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.
Others also tweeted about People Power II, the Spanish colonization, and former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Check out the rest of the tweets below.
Raisa Serafica is the Unit Head of Civic Engagement of Rappler. As the head of MovePH, Raisa leads the on ground engagements of Rappler aimed at building a strong community of action in the Philippines. Through her current and previous roles at Rappler, she has worked with different government agencies, collaborated with non-governmental organizations, and trained individuals mostly on using digital technologies for social good.