The 2016 Philippine elections will forever be known as the “social media elections,” not only because our candidates and their PR people utilized the power of online networks to the fullest, but also because photo editing apps and hashtags made it easy for anyone’s meme to spread like butter on toast and find its way into our personal news feeds. The same can also be said of our status messages and tweets. After all, we’re not called the world’s social media capital for nothing!
Here are 24 election-related memes and posts we saw in our timelines that’s proof that Pinoys can make even the most serious of things light and funny. Other countries might find this #HardToGets, but we certainly don’t!
Let’s start with the most well-rounded candidate of them all. An all-around handyman. How can you not love this guy?
Oh, right. #HardToGets
Well his wife’s pen game was on point, though. Definitely not #HardToGets
…it made us wonder who did it better?
Okay, let’s play a game shall we?
Too easy? How about something a bit more #HardToGets?
And speaking of look-alikes…
Still, Sith Lord or not, you gotta hand it to the guy. He’ll always be winning in life, and it’s not #HardToGets why.
Okay, last one, we promise!
Remember that time when Sandro Marcos was called out on his subject-verb agreement?
Then came the younger Marcos’s response. Turned out it wasn’t really him but a parody account.
We thought it was over, but the response to the response tho!
Okay, let’s keep calm and admire how legit Karen’s nose game was.
Whenever things get too heated, we can always rely on what is, hands down, the best campaign hashtag ever. EVER.
Good vibes, yeah?
And it’s easy to get why.
So relax! Sure, you might find it #HardToGets why your friend si pro-*insert candidate here*, but after everything’s said and done, your differences in opinion are just that: differences in opinion.
Political parody accounts may come and go…
…but you will always be friends, no matter the score.
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