MEMES | Yolanda 'like a wrecking ball', but Pinoys find strength in bayanihan - and Atom Araullo
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Filipinos were reeling from supertyphoon Friday, and on Saturday were still trying to fathom the extent of its devastation. Amidst the still unfolding tragedy, however, netizens were generating memes invoking the "waterproof Filipino spirit", and, sounding the clarion call to help the millions affected by the typhoon.
As always, they did so with their unflappable sense of humor. Miley Cyrus provided some comic relief, as did "pork barrel queen" Janet Lim-Napoles ... and ABS-CBN reporter Atom Araullo, whose video reportage went viral on Saturday.
But what was most pervasive were calls to begin #ReliefPH efforts for the Visayas region.
Below, we've Storified the memes that have been dominating Filipinos netizens' feeds all of Saturday:
- Be ready for another super typhoon this year - Pagasa 8 hours from now
- Yemeni rebels kill 31 as UN declares highest-level emergency 8 hours from now
- Asian markets tread water, China opens weak, investors watch Greek standoff 8 hours from now
- With so many Pinoys marrying non-Pinoys, PH urged to be party to Convention on Child Abduction 7 hours from now
- Customs asks 18 importers of resins, iron, steel to explain discrepancies in declarations 7 hours from now
- Asian factory growth stays weak, Europe and U.S. sluggish 7 hours from now
- New images show Chinese airstrip on Fiery Cross Reef nearly finished 7 hours from now
- Top military official urges Filipinos to use social media to help claim West Philippine Sea 7 hours from now
- Cuba is first country to eliminate mother-to-baby HIV transmission - WHO 6 hours from now
- LPA bringing rains over Visayas, Mindanao likely to become a storm - Pagasa 6 hours from now
- Meralco warns of higher July bills amid spike in WESM prices 6 hours from now
- 11,000 Australians urged to test for HIV, hepatitis over unhygienic dental practices 6 hours from now
- WALANG PASOK | Cotabato City suspends elementary classes due to torrential rain 6 hours from now
- Rights, civil society groups urge US to maintain restrictions on military aid to PH over abuses 6 hours from now
- ATTENTION, MOTORISTS | DPWH to conduct weekend road reblocking 5 hours from now