Twitter in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Twitter in the Philippines


TIMELINE: The Ethel Booba Twitter account that is apparently not Ethel Booba’s

Apr 10, 2020 - 3:58 PM

What in the world is happening?

ETHEL BOOBA. The comedian known for her social commentary on Twitter disowns her account on the platform, saying it is fake. Screenshots from and

Ethel Booba disowns controversial Twitter account

Apr 10, 2020 - 11:13 AM

As of posting, the Twitter account with the handle @iamethylgabison is no longer accessible

Using #RP612fic, netizens imagine Philippine heroes on social media

Jun 12, 2019 - 2:08 PM

Filipinos use jokes and memes to visualize Philippine historical figures in modern or alternative settings

#RP612fic: Netizens imagine PH heroes on Independence Day 2018

Jun 12, 2018 - 5:35 PM

Filipinos use jokes and memes to visualize Philippine historical figures in modern or alternative settings

These are the first tweets of your favorite celebrities

Mar 23, 2018 - 4:34 PM

What was Vice Ganda's first ever tweet?

Rename PH? Netizens say there are more pressing matters

Jun 12, 2017 - 2:25 PM

A lawmaker thinks the Philippines should get a new name but many social media users argue the focus should be on solving the country s problems

TRENDING: Cagayan calls for #SaferRoadsPH

Jun 08, 2017 - 3:05 PM

Road safety trends as Rappler hosts a forum in Cagayan Valley the region with the highest road crash density rate in the Philippines

Netizens poke fun at 'confusing' Anti-Distracted Driving Act

May 22, 2017 - 9:10 PM

Where will you place your phone? Can dogs be on the dashboard? What about distracting passengers?

'People's Palace' no more? Online fury as Duterte says he 'owns' Malacañang

May 15, 2017 - 8:50 PM

Netizens remind President Rodrigo Duterte that he once said he wanted to rename Malacañang Palace to People s Palace

'Let that sink in': Filipinos react to Mocha Uson appointment

May 10, 2017 - 12:50 PM

The celebrity blogger trends on Twitter as Filipinos both the outraged and the pleased weigh in on her appointment as PCOO assistant secretary

#SayItLikeMalacañang: Twitter trends diplomacy

Jan 28, 2017 - 8:46 PM

Filipino Twitter users try out their diplomacy skills by translating words and phrases from everyday speak into proper Malacañang speech

Top 10 moments on Twitter in 2016 for the Philippines

Dec 06, 2016 - 6:00 AM

Moments involving AlDub JaDine PresidentDuterte MarcosBurial Manny Pacquiao and Pia Wurtzbach are among the top

Propaganda war: Weaponizing the internet

Oct 03, 2016 - 7:00 PM

In the Philippines, paid trolls, fallacious reasoning, leaps in logic, poisoning the well – these are only some of the propaganda techniques that have helped shift public opinion on key issues

'The Iron Lady is dead': Filipinos mourn death of Miriam Santiago

Sep 29, 2016 - 12:45 PM

Tributes pour in online as the nation grieves over the passing of former senator Miriam Defensor Santiago

#DutertePleaseAppointMe: Which gov't position do you want?

Aug 04, 2016 - 3:35 PM

Twitter users tell President Rodrigo Duterte why they should be part of his administration

No cabinet post for Robredo? Netizens say 'It's Duterte's choice,' 'unprofessional'

Jun 02, 2016 - 12:27 AM

Friendship should be set aside when you are a public servant This is service and not personal says one tweet

Humor and agony: Best stories from #DiaryOfACommuter

May 16, 2016 - 4:40 PM

From enduring heavy traffic to struggling inside jampacked jeepneys Filipino commuters share their woes on Twitter

Ordinary citizens drive conversation in 1st Twitter election in PH

May 13, 2016 - 6:31 PM

35 million election related tweets were recorded from the Philippines since the start of 2016

#RPNonFiction: Twitter users recall Martial Law in 140 characters or less

May 12, 2016 - 1:44 PM

From the raunchy RP69FanFic Twitter users switch to more somber storytelling

How did the presidential and VP candidates fare on social media?

May 11, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Let s take a look at the campaign season and election day using data from Facebook and Twitter

Rappler, Twitter release #PHVote emoji for the 2016 elections

May 07, 2016 - 11:00 AM

On election day tweet using PHVote

Netizens slam 'Binay country' banner in Cebu

Feb 02, 2016 - 2:13 PM

The controversial banner is put up just as Cebu was hosting a global Catholic event

Social Media: Filipinos all praises during Pia Wurtzbach parade

Jan 26, 2016 - 6:06 PM

Mentions of Pia Wurtzbach on social media are generally positive as the beauty queen delights her fans with a parade

8 social media moments that made us laugh out loud

Dec 24, 2015 - 11:10 AM

Let s look back at a year of laughs

'Grace Poe' trends after disqualification news

Dec 02, 2015 - 11:31 AM

Netizens express dismay and joy and even crack jokes about the Comelec 2nd division decision

Pemberton ruling draws mixed reactions online

Dec 01, 2015 - 8:32 PM

Here s what netizens are saying about the guilty verdict against the US Marine

Maine Mendoza's Twitter account hacked

Nov 03, 2015 - 2:32 AM

The Twitter account of actress Maine Mendoza who plays the famous character Yaya Dub of the popular AlDub tandem shows messages from a group claiming to be from Anonymous Philippines

#VotersRegistration: The good, the bad, and the hopeful

Oct 28, 2015 - 4:01 PM

Late registration woes are sounded out during Rappler s VotersRegistration Twitter conversation

Some Filipinos on Twitter 'disgusted' by Binay's new TV ad

Sep 23, 2015 - 12:07 PM

Tweets weigh in on the new Binay TV ad

#BinayBwisitsUPLB: Students take to Twitter to criticize Binay

Sep 16, 2015 - 2:15 AM

UP Los Baños students roast VP Binay online after school visit

What do you do #KapagBumabagyo?

Jul 29, 2015 - 3:56 PM

When the weather outside is frightful what do Pinoy netizens do?

'I fell in love': 26 beautiful PH travel stories, in photos

Jul 02, 2015 - 10:02 PM

Every sunset shot features the same sun but each photo tells a different story What s yours? Here are travel stories from this edition of SharePH Milestones

Parody Party goes political

Jul 02, 2015 - 9:22 PM

What do Philippine parody accounts have to say about the coming 2016 elections?

#RP612fic: What if Philippine heroes were on social media?

Jun 12, 2015 - 7:52 PM

What if Philippine heroes lived in the 21st century? Netizens try to imagine using RP612fic on Twitter

PAST TO PRESENT. Jose Rizal goes on a dance craze through #RP612fic! (Screengrab courtesy of Twitter)

#PrayForThePhilippines: 'We never know when it's gonna hit'

May 20, 2015 - 1:09 PM

As news of a possible earthquake due to the West Valley Fault goes viral so does PrayForThePhilippines

Delayed execution: #MaryJaneLives trends worldwide

Apr 29, 2015 - 3:47 AM

After news breaks that Mary Jane Veloso s execution is delayed the Rappler initiated hashtag MaryJaneLives quickly trends in the Philippines and worldwide

Tweets call Cayetano speech 'inane,' 'very well said'

Mar 11, 2015 - 9:48 PM

Senator Alan Cayetano says the proposed Bangsamoro law should not be passed unless the MILF first surrenders all its firearms Twitter users react

CONVERSATION: What does it mean to be a Catholic today?

Dec 11, 2014 - 6:31 PM

Join the conversation on Friday December 12 and share your thoughts on the Catholic faith in the 21st century

#OnMyTombstone: What will your epitaph be?

Oct 29, 2014 - 5:17 PM

Share with us the clever or creepy epitaph you would want written on your tombstone

#BisayangDako: Are you Cebuano and proud?

Aug 08, 2014 - 5:16 PM

Cebuanos take over Twitter to celebrate their province s 445th founding anniversary sharing the food the places the expressions that make them unique and proud

7 types of friendships everyone has

Jul 30, 2014 - 1:19 PM

We all have that one friend who From true friends to friendzone social media users share the different friendships that they have

Rappler hosts a Twitter #ParodyParty

Jul 05, 2014 - 12:40 PM

We find out what happens when parody Twitter accounts take on the issues

'SONA mo ito!' Social media on #SONA2013

Jul 22, 2013 - 7:42 PM

Read social media reactions to SONA2013 here

SONA 2013. What's your reaction to this year's State of the Nation Address?

Miserable fans leave cancelled 'Les Mis' Manila premiere

Jan 09, 2013 - 10:37 PM

The Manila premiere of Les Miserables in Resorts World Manila was cancelled due to technical difficulties

@ChairBrillantes: Polls 'trending topic' in 2013

Sep 25, 2012 - 1:11 PM

The 73 year old election veteran is willing to try something new for the 2013 elections