HistoriPuns, Hype, and Hamilton: 30+ Tweets that will make you appreciate Filipino wit

HistoriPuns, Hype, and Hamilton: 30+ Tweets that will make you appreciate Filipino wit

If you visited Twitter this Sunday, you would have seen the hashtag “#RP612fic” trending. For those who are wondering what it means: “RP612fic” means Republic of the Philippines (RP) June 12 (612) fiction (fic), a yearly trend where people post Twitter-length alternative history stories. Filipino writer Paolo Chikiamco of RocketKapre.com started #RP612fic tag on Twitter in 2009. Every year, humorous Filipino netizens combine Philippine history and pop culture references to make such gems as this adorable Heneral-meets-snapchat:

HistoriPuns, Hype, and Hamilton: 30+ Tweets that will make you appreciate Filipino wit

Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach’s famous final question answer was repurposed for the revolution:

HistoriPuns, Hype, and Hamilton: 30+ Tweets that will make you appreciate Filipino wit

And Adele, well...

HistoriPuns, Hype, and Hamilton: 30+ Tweets that will make you appreciate Filipino wit

Famous fictional characters were fair game.

HistoriPuns, Hype, and Hamilton: 30+ Tweets that will make you appreciate Filipino wit
HistoriPuns, Hype, and Hamilton: 30+ Tweets that will make you appreciate Filipino wit

But of course, pop culture would not be pop culture without fandom references, of which there was an abundance of this year:

Game of Thrones

Gabriela Silang makes an excellent Daenerys Targaryen.

HistoriPuns, Hype, and Hamilton: 30+ Tweets that will make you appreciate Filipino wit

But Lapu-Lapu does too.

HistoriPuns, Hype, and Hamilton: 30+ Tweets that will make you appreciate Filipino wit

Jose Protacio Mercado Rizal y Alonzo Realonda might as well be a Faceless Man.

HistoriPuns, Hype, and Hamilton: 30+ Tweets that will make you appreciate Filipino wit

And then there’s THIS thing.

Harry Potter

Potterheads contributed a GLORIOUS set of delicious puns.

HistoriPuns, Hype, and Hamilton: 30+ Tweets that will make you appreciate Filipino wit
HistoriPuns, Hype, and Hamilton: 30+ Tweets that will make you appreciate Filipino wit

Marvel fans got a piece of the action too:

HistoriPuns, Hype, and Hamilton: 30+ Tweets that will make you appreciate Filipino wit

And there was even a nod to one of the “classic” fandoms:

HistoriPuns, Hype, and Hamilton: 30+ Tweets that will make you appreciate Filipino wit

But the maddest props this year goes to these young, scrappy and hungry Twittipinos: Everyone give it up for the Hamilton fandom!

HAMILTON

Last May, Filipino fans of the Pulitzer Award-winning rap musical were featured on Buzzfeed because of the #Ham4Halalan tag, which went viral and even reached Lin-Manuel Miranda himself.

HistoriPuns, Hype, and Hamilton: 30+ Tweets that will make you appreciate Filipino wit

And since Hamilton WAS about one of the founding fathers of a democratic state that won its independence through a revolution, it was impossible for the fandom not to ride the #RP612fic wave.

HistoriPuns, Hype, and Hamilton: 30+ Tweets that will make you appreciate Filipino wit

They even had their own hashtag:

HistoriPuns, Hype, and Hamilton: 30+ Tweets that will make you appreciate Filipino wit

Now Jose Rizal had many things in common with the ten-dollar founding father without a father, both in the workplace…

HistoriPuns, Hype, and Hamilton: 30+ Tweets that will make you appreciate Filipino wit

And in…extra-curricular activities.

HistoriPuns, Hype, and Hamilton: 30+ Tweets that will make you appreciate Filipino wit

Ouch though.

HistoriPuns, Hype, and Hamilton: 30+ Tweets that will make you appreciate Filipino wit

Gen. Antonio Luna also shares some of Hamilton’s characteristics…

HistoriPuns, Hype, and Hamilton: 30+ Tweets that will make you appreciate Filipino wit

And so does Andres Bonifacio…

HistoriPuns, Hype, and Hamilton: 30+ Tweets that will make you appreciate Filipino wit

And Apolinario Mabini.

HistoriPuns, Hype, and Hamilton: 30+ Tweets that will make you appreciate Filipino wit

Actually, Bonifacio may be more of a Hercules Mulligan.

HistoriPuns, Hype, and Hamilton: 30+ Tweets that will make you appreciate Filipino wit

España is King George III, because why not.

HistoriPuns, Hype, and Hamilton: 30+ Tweets that will make you appreciate Filipino wit

Not even Sisa was spared:

HistoriPuns, Hype, and Hamilton: 30+ Tweets that will make you appreciate Filipino wit

A large number of #Ham4Kalayaan tweets paid tribute to all those who answered the call to rise up for Pilipinas, that great unfinished symphony.

HistoriPuns, Hype, and Hamilton: 30+ Tweets that will make you appreciate Filipino wit

Because of course, they’re the reason we’re free in the first place.

HistoriPuns, Hype, and Hamilton: 30+ Tweets that will make you appreciate Filipino wit

Thank you for all your service.

HistoriPuns, Hype, and Hamilton: 30+ Tweets that will make you appreciate Filipino wit

Basically,

HistoriPuns, Hype, and Hamilton: 30+ Tweets that will make you appreciate Filipino wit

 

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