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#RP612fic: Independence more fun in the Philippines

/ 04:55 PM June 12, 2015

Filipino netizens on Friday once again used their creative imagination as they shared their alternative versions of Philippine history as part of the Independence Day celebration.

The hashtag #RP612fic trended not only in the Philippines but also worldwide, as Twitter users added touches of humor and modernity to national historical figures and events.

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Among the most retweeted posts include national heroes being used as reference to modern song and dance hits, as well as movies.

Twitter user @Kaz1D14 tweeted a photo of Ferdinand Magellan with the lyrics of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” as caption: “I never meant to start a war. I just wanted you to let me in.”

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Netizens also explored the possibility of historical figures using social media accounts like Instagram when they were still alive.

“Yaya, take a pic of my #ootd pls!” tweeted @pizzarry with a whole body photo of Jose Rizal in formal wear.

Here are some of the top #RP612fic posts:

Filipino netizens on Independence Day once again turned to humor in crafting their alternate and modern versions of Philippine history.

Filipino netizens on Independence Day once again turned to humor in crafting their alternate and modern versions of Philippine history.

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