Various memes flooded social media as citizens flock to polling precincts on Monday to elect the country’s next leaders.
As Filipinos await the closing of elections and the canvassing of votes, some anxious social media users turned to memes to poke fun at the situation.
Nearly three years into the pandemic and with schools gradually reopening, some users posted memes which likened the elections to in-campus gatherings and voters as students.
Facebook user Jayson Magsigay II shared a photo and said: “After 2 years magpeperform na din ang group 1.”
“Sa sobrang tagal binalik ng F2F classes, lumaki na ‘yung mga Grade 3,” a Facebook page captioned.
On the other hand, a Reddit user on the r/Philippines subreddit posted a meme and had the text: “First day of face to face class. Sa sobrang tagal ng online class, nagka-anak na ‘yung isa kong classmate.”
Meanwhile, some Twitter users shared that election-related memes have helped them cope with the nervousness and anxiety brought by the 2022 polls.
Pashare-share lang ng memes yan pero grabe talaga yung anxiety para sa election results n'yan 🙃
— Jude Lisandro (@judelisandro) May 8, 2022
dinadaan ko na lang sa memes ‘tong election anxiety ko hahahaha pasensya na kayo 😩 gusto ko na maiyak sa kaba!!!!
— 𝙨𝙝𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙖 𝙣𝙞𝙘𝙤𝙡𝙚 (@shaicapicio_) May 8, 2022
This election anxiety is getting real and it severely affects my productivity. I have been binging with political dank memes which serve as my coping mechanism to this political drama. Grabe! Akap sa lahat! 😭😭😭
— Kat 🍜 #NeverAgain (@waifu_of_levi) May 3, 2022
Mental health groups earlier shared tips on how people could deal with stress and anxiety brought by the elections.
Over 65 million Filipinos are expected to cast their vote today, 56% of which, or nearly 37 million, are aged 18 to 41. —Rhovin Luke Maglaqui