#Hashtag Campaigns Flood The Internet In The Philippines

EF1847E4-D34C-47FB-B8EF-8025ABB7D00AMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – When it comes to grassroots activism, nothing beats #hashtags campaigns in the Philippines.

It all began with #BabaeAko, a campaign launched to critize President Rodrigo Duterte’s alleged misogyny.  No less than former Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo is part of this campaign.

Well, move over #BabaeAko, several new #hashtag campaigns are flooding the Philippines’ social media.  Here are some of them:

  • #BabaeAko #SiguradoKa? – A counter campaign to the #BabaeAko hashtag
  • #BaklaAko – A campaign launched by the Kapisanan ng mga Beki sa Pilipinas (KBP) to counter homophobia
  • #NaanoLangAko – A campaign by single moms, in obvious reference to a comment made by (now) Senate President Tito Sotto during the confirmation hearing of Taguiwalo
  • #PedophileAko – A campaign by victims of sexual abuse by Catholic bishops and priests
  • #MagandaAko – A campaign launched by followers of Maria Ressa, Jover Laurio and  RaissaRobles

Who knows what other #hashtag campaigns will follow suit?

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