#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.
2. The meant-to-be.
3. The hopeless case.
4. Moving on takes forever.
5. The “paasa.”
6. Got a long list of ex-lovers?
7. The captivated.
8. The patient one.
9. All for love?
9. Hide and seek
10. The no choice.
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