PHILIPPINE HISTORY Ver. 2.0 #rp612fic

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Rizal in Starbucks:

Barista: “What’s your name sir?”

Andres Bonifacio stood mightily in front of the Katipuneros and shouts 


9:44AM *Andres Bonifacio created the group Katipunan*

*Emilio Aguinaldo joins the group*

*Andres Bonifacio left the group*

Jose Rizal: “Updated na ang Noli Me Tangere sa Wattpad! Go check it out!”

After finishing Noli Me Tangere, Andres Bonifacio walks up to Rizal and whispers in his ear, “hugot.”  

Jose Rizal on Facebook be like: “About to be shot.” - Feeling nervous

Rizal took a deep breath, faced the Spanish firing squad, and before they shouted fuego, he whispered,


Juan Luna: “But first…… Let me paint a selfie!”

Jose Rizal: The youth is the hope of our future. 

Youths: Edi wow!

Rizal: “I saw the future. I know the date of our freedom. June 1898.” 

Andres: “Details, Pepe. June what?” 



BRB.” – Gen. Douglas McArthur

“Talk dirty to me.”

Rizal: “In what language?”

Magellan to Lapu-lapu,

“Lapu like you do lapu-lapu like you do.”

Jose Rizal to his girlfriends: “Cause all of me, loves all of you.“ 

Sisa: *Kris Aquino voice* “OMG! where’s Crispin and Basilio like nacacaloca! I’m getting tired na…Darlaaaaa”

Leonor: “Ako na lang, Ako na lang uli.”

Rizal: “She had me at my worst, you had me at my best, and you chose to break my heart.”

Sisa to group chat: “Crispin, Basilio. Where you guys at?”

Seen 9:44AM

Magellan: "I never meant to start a war, I just wanted you to let me in.”

Rizal to Bracken:

Rizal: Are you Bonifacio? Because i want to Andres you.” #Breezy

Jose Rizal updated his status on Facebook:

“Walang forever!” – feeling chickboy

Tagged Josephine Bracken and 8 others.

"I can buy you, your friends, and this Bapor Tabo” - Donya Victorina

Katipuneros: “When your legs don’t work like they used to before…”

Mabini: “Tangina niyo ah.

Katipuneros warming up before going into battle


( After Rizal’s death)

Joesphine Bracken: *goes to Sagada*

Melchora Aquino to the wounded Katipuneros:

 "That’s the thing about pain, it demands to be felt.“

©  https://twitter.com/search?q=%23rp612fic&src=typd


The hashtag #rp612fic is currently trending in twitter as the country’s creative and sometimes hilarious netizens flood their feeds with microfiction. There is a wide array of alternate history posts, some with references to popular media such as The Fault in Our Stars, Avengers, Doctor Who, and even local movies and celebrities.

This is in celebration of the Philippines’ Independence Day (Araw ng Kalayaan)on which the Emilio Aguinaldo, then President of the Philippine Revolutionary Republic, declared independence from Spain.

I wish my fellow Filipinos, Happy Independence Day! And so, I present to you some of these brilliant (and funny as well) microfics! See more here.

(If there are errors or misattribution, please tell me at once so I can rectify it. Thanks!)

Pinoys on Twitter celebrate Independence Day with microfiction

For many Filipinos, Independence Day is an opportunity to reflect on the country’s history. For most, it’s a welcome break from school and work. But for some Pinoy writers on Twitter, June 12 is an occasion to come together and create alternative history.

Now on its fourth year, Rocket Kapre’s annual project “RP612Fic” celebrates Independence Day by telling stories, bayanihan style. By contributing microfiction accounts of Philippine history, Pinoy authors pitch in to create RP612Fic, a collection of tweet-length stories.

Using the hashtag #RP612fic, tweet-length stories will be gathered from 6 p.m. of June 11 to 6 a.m. of June 13.



#RP612Fic Art from Studio Salimbal

This year’s edition of #RP612fic - the hashtag started by Studio Managing Editor Paolo Chikiamco - was the most successful ever. But this year it wasn’t just about fiction - many Studio members pitched in with some artwork as well! Here they are in one place for you convenience, since you may have missed them in the 90,000+ wave of tweets…

Pinoy Alternate History (Part 2)

Just like last year’s celebration of Independence Day, I joined RocketKapre.com’s Twitter discussion/trend/story telling about alternate Filipino history. By means of the hashtag #RP612fic, Twitter users shared their tweet-length stories about our country’s alternative history and realist micro fiction.

I decided to collate and post my #RP612fic tweets here in my blog because eventually, these stories will be covered with other stories, opinion, and whatnots on my timeline. I would like to preserve these precious tweets and let it reach a wider audience through Juan Republic.

Ladies and gentlemen, I am presenting you the product of my love for history, pop culture, conspiracy theory, and Game of Thrones.

  • Before Jose Rizal was given a mercy shot in the head, the commanding officer told him “The Lannisters send their regards”.
  • Simoun/Crisostomo Ibarra’s plan to sabotage Edmure Tully and Roslin Frey’s wedding failed when Isagani threw the lamp to the river
  • “Di lang ako Presidente! Artista rin ako at hindi ako basta-basta artista! Ako si Da King at ang orig na Panday!” - President FPJ
  • The White Walkers defeated the Night’s Watch under General Gregorio Del Pilar. They later chased Aguinaldo in Palanan, Isabela.
  •  Andres Bonifacio sensed that something was wrong at the Tejeros Convention when ‘The Rains of Castamere’ was played by the Cavitenos.
  •  The last words of Captain Pedro Janolino to the bloodied corpse of General Antonio Luna: “And now his watch has ended.”
  •   Pol Medina Jr. declared National Artist for Visual Arts - much to the dismay of St. Scholastica administration.
  •  Bossing Vic Sotto unites with Peter Jackson! 'Si Bilbo Baggins at si Enteng Kabisote’ eyed for the 40th Metro Manila Film Festival
  •   In the Battle of Manila Bay, the Americans implored the help of Tyrion Lannister to use wildfire against the Spaniards.
  •  The City of Manila was declared an 'Open City’ to save it from further destruction from Khaleesi’s dragons and her unsullied army.
  •  The City of Manila was the second most destroyed city during the War of the Five Kings - next only to Winterfell.
  •  PNoy named Hannibal Lecter as Malacanan’s new executive chef. The palace received good feedbacks from guests at the Vin D'Honneur
  •  Bonifacio rose up from his grave and punched ER Ejercito in the face over the former’s 'bad image’ in the movie 'El Presidente’.
  •  Before Aguinaldo’s men could kill them, Procopio and Andres Bonifacio contacted USS Enterprise and shouted “Beam us up, Scotty!”
  •   In 1892, Jose Rizal was exiled to the planet Vulcan. There, he became friends with Spock and the rest of the Vulcans.
  • In the year 2080, due to the numerous archived pro-Marcos posts, kids believe that Ferdinand Marcos is a member of The Beatles.

I could have added other insane stories on my tweets but I didn’t want to flood my followers’ Twitter timeline and I was then in the middle of rushing (read: cramming) my diagnostic examinations for my students (Yes, I’m a High School teacher. Yey.)

It is said that there are no ifs in history. We cannot dwell on the past and try to change it. But we can always learn from its lessons. As what George Santayana said: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

But we can always use our imagination and think of a good and creative historical fiction. And have a good laugh.

Mabuhay ang Kalayaan! Padayon!



  • Pinoy Alternate History - My #RP612fic tweets from last year - inspired by pop culture, television shows, and conspiracy theories.