"Survivor Philippines" Is Trending; No, It's Not the Reality Show
(SPOT.ph) President Rodrigo Duterte on May 28 announced that Metro Manila, Region 2, Region 3, Region 4A, Albay, Pangasinan, and Davao City will be placed under General Community Quarantine from June 1 to 15 upon recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force. A less restrictive measure, Modified General Community Quarantine, will be implemented in the rest of the country. This is after the Department of Health announced that there's a total of 15,588 positive COVID-19 cases in the Philippines (22,083 patients, if you include their invalidated "backlog") as of May 28.
With the populace's safety up in the air, the Twitterverse did what it does best: make a joke out of our harsh reality. "Survivor Philippines" is trending, but it's not even about the reality competition show where contestants have to "outwit, outplay, outlast" fellow island castaways to win a million dollars (or P3,000,000 if it's the GMA-broadcasted franchise). People are posting about "Survivor Philippines" because it's a whole lot like what will happen come June: Filipinos trying their best not to get sick, all while dealing with changes in public transportation as the labor force goes back to work (assuming they still have jobs to return to).
Here are 10 tweets that best summarize the COVID-19 edition of Survivor Philippines:
People are tired of all the adjectives and acronyms: ECQ, MECQ, GCQ, MGCQ.
The (shit)show already has a logo.
There can also be a Hunger Games crossover.
Never mind the flint for starting fire on the island, these are more essential.
Plus points if you can find the immunity idol hidden along EDSA.
Richard Gutierrez hosted the local version of Survivor from 2010 to 2012. We wonder if he can also host the pandemic version.
Another possible crossover: The 100, a sci-fi series that follows a group of post-apocalyptic survivors.
You don't even have to "outwit, outplay, outlast," you just have to: not die.
This can refer to another game show where contestants jump through hoops or to the dictionary definition of complete destruction; either way, we're doomed.
Are you ready?