#RP612fic in 2017: PH history through memes, teleseryes and Kris Aquino

/ 06:52 PM June 13, 2017

This year’s #RP612fic features viral memes, Kris Aquino, teleseryes and a lot of shade thrown at José Rizal’s womanizing ways.

Since 2009, netizens have been pitching in on the Philippines’ alternate history when author Paolo Chikiamco started the hashtag. It has since taken a life of its own every Independence Day.


Brush up on your history lessons and read some of this year’s best tweets:

This year, game “the floor is lava” was popularized on social media, but its origins may be traced to a much earlier time:


Sadly, Mabini couldn’t join in:


Here’s how “Noli Me Tangere” would’ve been written in presidential daughter Kitty Duterte’s words:

Netizens were done with national hero José Rizal being way too flirty, even for 2017:

To be honest, Josephine Bracken, Rizal’s last lady love, probably had none of it, too:

And neither did Leonor Rivera, whom Rizal wanted to marry in his younger years:

But eventually he became loyal.

If you still don’t know how much action Rizal got, there’s a whole thread dedicated to it with descriptions like these:

Yup, it’s a lot of women.

Independence Day means celebrating historical figures and events:

Women played a large role in fighting for the country:

Heroes truly come in all forms:

In fact, the scene from “Four Sisters and a Wedding” with Angel and Mocha Uson may be national artwork material:

But in the end, we should never forget what’s most important, as Sharon Cuneta reminds us:



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TOPICS: #RP612fic, Angel Locsin, Jose Rizal, Kris Aquino, Memes, Paolo Chikiamco, teleseryes
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