Over 600,000 Tweets generated around the celebration of the 120th Philippine Independence Day
PHILIPPINES, 13 June 2018 – Filipinos expressed their hopes and patriotism on Twitter as they celebrated the Philippines’ 120th Independence Day yesterday. Filipinos living in different parts of the world also joined the commemoration of their freedom in witty and creative Tweets. Over 600,000 Tweets related to the Independence Day were generated (June 12 – 13). See how the conversation unfolded on the interactive map below.
Heavy rainfalls during the Philippine Independence Day didn’t stop the two Philippine leaders, President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo (@lenirobredo) as they led the flag-raising ceremonies in Kawit, Cavite and Luneta Park.
— Presidential Comm (@pcoogov) June 12, 2018
Ngayong Araw ng Kalayaan, at sa araw-araw, ating alalahanin na walang makakatalo sa tatag at tapang ng mga Pilipino—umulan man o umaraw, sa kabila ng mga unos at pagsubok. Mabuhay ang Pilipinas! ?? pic.twitter.com/Jm4OWjWuC7
— Leni Robredo (@lenirobredo) June 12, 2018
Among the numerous hashtags used in celebrating the 120th Independence Day is #Kalayaan2018, where many Filipinos expressed their love for the country and their meaning of freedom.
I salute to all great and fearless Filipinos who sacrificed themselves and fought for the freedom of many Filipinos living today. Happy Independence Day, Mabuhay! ??
— sean ?? (@seanarcilla13) June 12, 2018
Free yourself from toxic people.
Free yourself from one-sided love.
Free yourself from people who are not good for your growth.
Free yourself from all the things that are hurting you.
Happy Independence Day!
— Neil Jed Castro (@neiljedcastro) June 12, 2018
As Filipinos are known for being happy persons in good or bad situations, they also expressed the meaning of freedom with a touch of wit and humor. Actress, TV host, singer and author Alex Gonzaga @mscathygonzaga joked on how the country has been single all the time which associates to the meaning of “freedom” or “malaya”.
Happy Independence day to all the Filipinos!! Grabe tagal ng single ng bansa natin pero buti pa siya di nagcocomplain.
— Alex Gonzaga (@Mscathygonzaga) June 12, 2018
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!
ARAW NG KALAYAAN NGAYON SANA PALAYAIN NADIN TAYO NG MGA MAGULANG NATIN GUMALA ?
— ? ? (@heypitaaa) June 11, 2018
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY ??
Mahal, PINAPALAYA NA KITA….
— Erks (@SupergirlErks) June 11, 2018
Alongside the funny and patriotic Tweets, the celebration of Independence Day in the Philippines drew a lot of emojis as Filipinos burst emotions of their pride in the Twitterverse. Below are the top 10 emojis used related to Independence Day conversation in Philippines.
Among all the Independence Day Twitter conversations, Filipinos didn’t break the Tweet tradition with witty Tweets of the Philippines’ alternate history using #RP612fic which everyone had been waiting for. This Independence Day tradition started in 2009 as author Paolo Chikiamco (@anitero) started the hashtag that sparked a conversation and now having the life of its own every June 12th of the year.
— JUNIOR [SQUARE UP 06/15/18??] (@calindong_jr) June 12, 2018
— chingu (@chingoals) June 11, 2018
— Clyde C. Cledera (@cccledera) June 12, 2018
It’s not just reimagining the Philippine history, #RP612fic Tweeps didn’t forget about celebrities like Paulo Avelino (@mepauloavelino), Bretman Rock (@bretman_rock) and some other famous pinoy movie celebrities during the Twitter party.
— chico (@JustinRiveruuh) June 12, 2018
— JULPAU OFFICIAL (@JulPauOfficial) June 11, 2018
— jared vincent? (@jaredlacaran) June 11, 2018
Filipinos never let this moment pass as they still celebrated the Independence Day in their freedom to express their pride in a very funny and creative way. Join the #Kalayaan2018 conversation on Twitter and feel the freedom in expressing your pride, love and hopes for the Philippines.
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