#EdsaKaBa and freedom to express ‘hugot’ on Twitter
MANILA, Philippines — While the nation is commemorating the Edsa People Power, a phenomenon that put the Philippines in the limelight for overthrowing an oppressive government “peacefully,” netizens elsewhere exercised their freedom to express their “hugots.”
Why not? Isn’t freedom of expression one of the gifts of a “democracy” that was born during the Edsa revolution?
And in the age of social media, expressing has become easier and real time.
Because of the heavy traffic in Metro Manila due to the closure of some parts of Edsa today, #EdsaKaBa trended on microblogging site Twitter.
Here’s a sampling of netizen’s hugot lines:
1. The forever stuck.
#EDSAKaBa cause im stuck on you. Luh
— Pichi (@pichiyoung) February 25, 2015
2. The meant-to-be.
#EDSAKaBa cos we’re made for EDSAderADVERTISEMENT
— Juyskoday (@joycepring) February 25, 2015
3. The hopeless case.
#EDSAKaBa kasi parang wala tayong mapupuntahan
— Aaron Atayde (@AaronAtayde) February 25, 2015
4. Moving on takes forever.
#EDSAKaBa because it's taking forever for me to move on
— •Safara Oxrin• (@MiracleJaneeeee) February 25, 2015
5. The “paasa.”
#EDSAKaBa kasi ang tagal mong magpahintay eh
— JS. ♦️ (@deejenerationX) February 25, 2015
6. Got a long list of ex-lovers?
#EDSAKaBa ang dami na kasing dumaan sayo </3
— bern (@brrnardtan) February 25, 2015
7. The captivated.
EDSA ka ba? Pinilit kita iwasan pero pinatigil mo pa rin ang takbo ng buhay ko. #EDSAKaBa
— Bittersweety Ann (@BitterSweetyMe) February 25, 2015
8. The patient one.
#EDSAKaBa kasi dahil sayo, natuto akong maghintay.
— Marc Fernandez ◕‿◕ (@Iammarclouise) February 25, 2015
9. All for love?
#EDSAKaBa? Kasi marami mang dumadaan/dumarating/nag-uunahan, Maghihintay/magtyatyaga ako makarating lang jan sa puso mo. :D
— Christian Castillo ♥ (@tiancastillo) February 25, 2015
9. Hide and seek
#EDSAKaBa? Kasi marinig ko pa lang pangalan mo, alam ko na dapat na akong umiwas sayo e.
— J M P (@jmaaaiiii_) February 25, 2015
10. The no choice.
#EDSAKaBa kasi kahit hassle ka ikaw padin pinipili ko.
— Jasmine Jardin (@jasminejoyj) February 25, 2015
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