Words by Danielle Castillo
If you’re obsessed with memes like us then we’ve got you covered. Let’s celebrate the fact that we’ve made it more than halfway through the year with Filipino memes we’ve all come to know and love this 2018!
25. Manny Pacquiao’s New Year
While this isn’t actually what you would call a new meme (as the original video was published in January 2016), it always manages to trend and go viral every year. Happy New Year indeed, Manny! As for why this video became a meme, maybe it’s because people love Manny wayyyy too much?
24. Sobrang lamig
Blogger Mocha Uson has gained notoriety in the social media world for her stands on political matters. However, that’s not the only thing she’s known for online. Last January, she posted a video that, quite honestly, confused a lot of people.
Gaano kalamig ang jowa mo by Mocha Uson
a. Ang lamig lamig po
b. Ang lamig
c. Grabeng lameeeeg
d. Di naman po masyadong malamig, sakto lang po
e. Parang baguio na mas malamig po
— Vi Jr. (@VioletNaJr) January 27, 2018
23. Traveling Volcanoes
Another meme that gained popularity sometime in January was the traveling volcano meme. The context? Mocha was given an award as a UST Alumnus serving on the government and some people didn’t like that. Thus, tired of the bashing, she attempts to redirect the masses’ energy to a more pressing issue, namely the impending eruption of the Mayon Volcano in… Naga?
While Uson has already apologized, netizens have already made funny edits and memes about the situation.
The beautiful Mayon Volcano is now on its Philippine Tour!
Jan 25-27: Naga
Jan 27-29: Makati
Jan 30-31: Batangas
Feb 1-3: Romblon
Feb 4-6: Iloilo
Feb 6-8: Cebu
More venues to be posted.
Reserve your tickets now! Follow Mocha Uson for further announcements!
— Andrei • 🌷• ⚓️ (@HeyDrei06) January 25, 2018
22. Liza Soberano’s Sinigang
Liza Soberano’s newest project in ABS-CBN, Bagani, drew flak because netizens said that the actors involved weren’t real Filipinos. To those who criticized, Liza responded with this and thus, a new meme was born.
21. Ge talon! Una ulo
Filipino memes, I’m convinced, are comprised of dumb everyday stuff. Not complaining. This can be seen in this short video of some kids jumping bridges turning viral because of a few phrases.
20. Mingmingming VS Swswswswsw
While no one is entirely sure how this meme came to be, it has surely led to the dissolution of many relationships. Everyone was arguing whether mingmingmingming is more or less effective than swswswswsw when calling our beloved cats. Personally, I’m a swswswsw fan because ~science~ says that it sounds like small prey cats like to chase after.
19. Selfie muna bago…
Ah, one of our fave Filipino memes. If you’d like to read about this meme, we have an entire article about it here.
Crossover meme? Crossover meme.
18. A G I K
This is one of the memes that got under our skin and stayed there for a while. “Agik! ‘Nu ginagawa mu,” is now a legit phrase that can be thrown around in regular conversations thanks to this meme.
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