The Museo de Filipino Is The TikTok Trend Everyone Should Know About

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Have you ever asked yourself, “years from now would my future kids see my posts on social media?” Of course we may not know how long these social media applications will stand long. However, the bigger question is: would my future kids be proud of the things I posted in these platforms?

Recently, there has been an on going trend on Tiktok called #MuseoDeFilipino, a trend that allows the “tiktokers” to make a creative videos them portraying someone who experienced human rights violation, ultimately, caused their death. Some people being portrayed were the victims of extrajudicial killings like Kian Lloyd delos Santos and desparacidos in the 70s. This may seem like RP6FanFic but there are no puns here. 

Notable videos from #MuseoDeFilipino on Tiktok


##pov At a school field trip, you stumbled upon the relics of one of the National Heroes of the Philippines. ##MuseoDeFilipino ##fyp ##foryou ##povmakers

♬ Museo De Filipino - stevenfernandez


##pov At a school field trip, u stumbled upon the relics of one of the National Heroes of the Philippines. ##batangheneral ##povmakers ##Museodefilipino

♬ original sound - Jack Daniel 🎩

##pov At a school field trip, you stumbled upon the relics of one of the National Heroes of the Philippines ##MuseoDeFilipino ##fyp ##foryou ##povmakers

♬ original sound - stevenfernandez
Because the idea of this trend is to educate people about human rights violations and what not. The clamor for justice extends even in tiktok now, so when you asked yourself if would your posts will make your future kids proud?

The answer is, educate yourself, immerse yourself from socio-political issues, join the trend if you wish to, because remember, WE MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE WHEN WE SPEAK UP.    

Written by Isaiah Mikael Gasmen 

Art by Jeanin Rojo

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This Instagram trick lets you change the app icon to its old logos

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Remember when the Instagram icon was that little classic Polaroid camera with the rainbow stripe? Well now you can get it back on your phone and we know exactly how to change it back.

Instagram has been around for 10 years and to celebrate this milestone, Instagram has added a load of new features, including the icon change. Not only can you get the original icon but you can also get a gold icon, black icon and a pride icon that’s in rainbow stripes.

How to Change Instagram Logo? Here’s How.

  • Open Instagram and click on your profile.
  • Now to the Settings Section and Pull it Down.
  • Once you pull it, there will be a 'Celebrate With Us' section.
  • It features the list of icons along with the Year in which it was functioning.
  • Click on the icon that you want and done. 
  • You will see the message "You have changed the icon for Instagram." 
  • In case, you are not getting the option, check if you have the latest update installed on your phone.

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Getting in the Scene with Banana Queen, Joyce Glorioso

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Within 27 years, Joyce Glorioso has already changed two worlds. First, the quiet blue of the Pagbilao sky that erupted in bliss on the day of her birth. Second, the stirring silence of West Virginia, USA, where two years ago, had been home to her laughter and dreams when she spent months of her BS HRM traineeship.

These worlds were her own, and they’re stories we would never hear unless we meet Joyce. In an interview with Metroscene Mag, Joyce Glorioso, or more popularly known in social media as “Joyang”, shared stories of her life, and her thoughts on how her simple yet fun world, was slowly beginning to be a part of ours.

Banana Queen

With over 420,000 followers, and 6.6 Million likes on TIkTok, Joyang gained social media fame when she started creating and uploading short comedic skits, and her version of viral dance challenges on the app. She gained attention first on TikTok, then on other social media sites like Twitter, where she uploads her videos that get thousands of likes and retweets.

Perhaps her most remarkable contents were the videos in which a bunch of bananas can be seen hanging like a ‘chandelier’ in plain view. But Joyang didn’t earn the title of “Banana Queen” just because she uses bananas in her videos as props. She earned this title because, as the famous line goes - “Maghanap ka ng puno sa Pilipinas, saging lang ang may puso!” - and indeed, there are many content creators in the country today, but what can easily set Joyang apart from them all, is her heart.

Having been raised in a small and simple family in Pagbilao, Quezon, with a humble sari-sari store as a source of income, Joyang was aware of how the pandemic turned lives upside down, and wanted to give people something that would at least, make them smile.

“I want to help people who are suffering today to reduce their stress by creating funny contents to make them happy”, Joyang stated, emphasizing that most of her content were inspired by the eagerness to bring joy during these trying times.

Social Media Star

Joyang never planned to become a content creator, nor become viral in different social media sites. As a graduate of Hotel Restaurant Management, her dream was to score a job abroad, and eventually earn enough money to build her parents’ dream house.

Just like most of us, Joyang began using social media sites as an outlet, and as an escape from boredom. But being the naturally funny, good-spirited person that she is, the videos that she posted caught the attention of netizens with its right level of relatability, and humor that many people found extremely entertaining to watch. Soon, the number of her followers and views grew, and now she’s currently working on her YouTube channel, Joyang TV, where she uploads life vlogs mixed with jolly and quick-witted jokes.

In pursuing the kind of content she makes in her social media accounts, Joyang shared that she has “Five Fs” as her sources of motivation - Family, Friends, Followers, Filipinos and Father Above. Her list of motivations also includes Filipino comedians that she looks up to, and many of her idols who inspire her to make content that turns ordinary things in life as sources of a good laugh.

Despite the positivity and light-heartedness of her videos, some people still find a reason to hate on her and her works. “I just ignore it”, she said, and explained that she just tries to be patient with them, and be more understanding of their opinions.

The Joy in Joyang

It’s easy to discredit content creators due to the notoriety attached to social media fame, and with many creators becoming more arrogant as they become more popular. Joyang on one hand, despite having thousands of fans, does not think the same way. “I really don't see myself as an influencer, I just see myself as an individual who's spreading good vibes through social media”.

Behind the fun and famous personality we see on our screens, is a person of great humility. In real life, the 27-year-old Banana Queen is just a daughter who helps in running their family business; the social media star is just an ordinary girl with an extraordinary creativity that shines through; and JoyangTv is just the young and witty Joyce Glorioso who continues to dream big while making sure we watch her videos with a smile on our faces.

Joyang ended the interview with this message for young aspiring content creators: “Focus on what they are doing, remind themselves to always be thankful to God for all the blessings, small or big. Follow their dreams and never give up. And lastly to be kind - the most essential thing in these trying times. For me even if you're not an educated person, if you have a kind heart and a pure soul, you can inspire every single person around you”.

By: Kim Argosino

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This AI artist turns your selfie into a charming anime for free

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Selfie 2 Waifu - Metroscene Mag

Ever wondered what you'd look like as an Anime character? 

 Selfie 2 Waifu is the newest selfie craze to hit social media. It combines facial recognition with anime-like filters to make you look like an anime.

The AI can help you turn your selfies into anime character, just like your favorite anime characters in tv and mangas.

For best results, participants are advised to submit a clear passport-style picture with a plain background. Although the site can also generate male anime results, as the name suggests the system generally performs better on female selfies.

 The website can be found here. Go forth and see what you look like if your an anime.

We turned some of our favorite memes into animes. Here are the results:

Mimiyuuh No Basuke

Selfie 2 Waifu - Metroscene Mag

Sailor Ninang 

Selfie 2 Waifu - Metroscene Mag

Cardcaptor Krissy 

Selfie 2 Waifu - Metroscene Mag

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Digging The Sand: Benefits and Side Effects of Crushed Dolomite on Manila Bay

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Amidst the current pandemic the country is going through, another controversy has stolen the spotlight— white sand. At first one might think that this is some sort of a joke but it's not. For the past weeks, Politicians, environmentalists, and even ordinary citizens have shared their fair-share of opinions regarding the 'beautification' project of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) which involves putting crushed dolostone in the shores of Manila Bay.

The project received a handful of backlash because apparently, the DENR spent a hefty P350M for the project which according to some experts, the budget could have been enough to provide financial assistance to Covid-struck areas or provide aid to unemployed and poverty-stricken Filipinos. Not only that, according to the Department Of Health (DOH) the material that can cause health issues and bring harm to humans. These claims were denied by the DENR however, the continuous information clash has caused confusion among the public.

To clear everything, we dug deep into the pros and cons of using dolomites.

Used in the Construction Industry

Obviously, we can tell that dolomite has a good reputation in the construction industry because it's already on Manila Bay's shores. The 228-year old sedimentary rock can also be made into bricks, cement, plastics, concrete, and paving materials with the right skill. It's a smart choice that DENR chose this material because of its versatility and affordability.

Livestock Nourishment

Surprisingly, dolostone is a great player in the agriculture sector. Farm animals such as chickens, cows, and sheep consume the high calcium and magnesium content of dolomite through tablets or edible wafers. Both nutrients are essential for the growth and nutrients of domesticated animals. Without it, there would be no hard shells for the eggs, milk production would be low, and sheep would not grow wools properly.

Aesthetically Pleasing View

Clear ocean water, soft white sand, and tropical trees blown by the gentle breeze of Manila Bay promise a superb experience to any locals finding joy during the pandemic. Set aside all the sacrifices and drawbacks this project has and look for its brighter side. The beautiful sunset view from this beach will indeed reduce the stress you're feeling right now. Not to mention the aromatic smell of nature that will excite any nature lover.

Dolomite is a Threat to Human Health

While white sand is an addition for a luxurious Manila Bay, the mixed varying silica levels present pose a threat to human health. According to Lehigh Hanson Inc., a Texas-based distributor and builder company, dolomite's crystalline silica content may result in cancer once inhaled. Prolonged exposure can also cause skin and eye irritation while ingesting it would result in stomach pain and diarrhea.

Disruption to Ecosystem

Manila waters are already besieged by water pollution and resource exploitation. Adding white sand means more problems for our aquatic friends since it will stress them out. If washed away by the ravaging waves, it will mix into the ocean water, making the temperature high and decrease dissolved oxygen levels, which is necessary for marine animals to breathe.

DENR Undersecretary Benny Antiporada stated that there'd be no adverse effects since corals and dolomite sand are both made of calcium carbonate. However, Oceana Philippines protested that the sand does not naturally-occur so that it might destroy the coastal ecosystem and the source of sand.

The White Sand Will Be Washed Out

According to a statement by the University of the Philippines Resilience Institute executive director Mahar Lagmay, naturally, sand will always be moved from one place to another. The odds of it being washed away are far from impossible. Replenishing it with another batch of pulverized dolomite rocks would result in spending more public funds, but let's hope the project is worthwhile.

By Jared Ambrocio

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Will it happen: Remembering the times Duterte cried ‘I will resign’

Monday, September 28, 2020

Many Filipino netizens are now expressing their outrage against the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. #OustDuterte has been trending on social media, particularly on Twitter, not only in the Philippines but also worldwide.

With that, here are some of the moments Duterte said, ‘I will resign.’

‘I offered to resign’ because of endless corruption” – September 2020

During his nationwide address regarding the government's plans for the COVID-19 pandemic. President Duterte once again expressed his plan to step down as the president of the Philippines.

According to him, the never ending corruption in the country is taking its toll on him and he is willing to resign.

“I offered to resign as President,” He said in a televised speech Monday night. “I had everyone summoned. I said I was getting fed up. In my years in government, thee had been no end to this.”

MANILA, Philippines — “I offered to resign as President,” he said in a televised speech Monday night. “I had everyone [in the Cabinet] summoned. I said I was getting fed up. In my years in government, thee had been no end to this [corruption].”

“There’s really no end to this corruption. It’s really hard to stop it,” he added. “Up to now, it’s being committed every day. Can you stop it? You cannot. There’s no way, I’m telling you.”

However, he also expressed his willingness to speak before the Congress to discuss how they could fight corruption. 

If the military asked him to step down – July 2019

President himself once said during the anniversary of the Philippine Air Force on July 2, 2019, that if the military tells him to step down, he will do so.

“Do not do it, please, during my term,” begged Duterte. “I told you before. All you have to do if you do not like me, do not bring your weapons and mechanized armor there. Just call me, and we’ll have coffee, and I am ready to say, ‘It’s yours for the taking.’”

But this might not happen for 100 percent of the AFP is loyal to the “flag and the Constitution.” 

If son “Pulong” vies for House speakership – May 2019

President himself stated during the oath-taking of newly-appointed government officials in Malacañang on May 27, 2019, that if his son Paolo, a.k.a Pulong would run for position he would step down.

“Itong si Paolo, sinabi ko sa kanya: ‘If you run for speakership, let me know. Kasi kung tatakbo ka, magre-resign ako.’ Kasi marami na tayo. Nandyan na ang kapatid mo na mayor. So uneasy,” said Duterte.

If he is succeeded by Bongbong Marcos or Chiz Escudero – August 2018

In a speech before entrepreneurs at Malacañang on Aug. 14, 2018, Duterte shared that he is already exhausted from never-ending corruption.

“I want you to know that I am thinking of stepping down because I’m tired,” he said.

On the same night, Duterte said he does not think Vice President Leni Robredo would be able to handle the office.

“I think deep in my heart, if you follow the succession and Robredo takes over, hindi niya kaya,” said Duterte then. “Hindi niya kaya, that’s my honest opinion ko lang. Kung sino lang sana diyan, in the likes of Escudero or Bongbong Marcos. I do not think she can improve on anything here.”

If he is given proof of God’s existence through a selfie – July 2018

He once challenged people on July 6, 2018, to prove to him that God exists and if so, he would resign.

“By the way, I believe in one Supreme God. I never said I do not believe in him, God. I am not agnostic. I am not an atheist,” Duterte said.

He said that if someone is to prove to him that God exists, he would immediately step down from the presidency.

If the drug problem in the country continues to get worse – November 2017

During the 67th Founding Anniversary of the First Scout Ranger Regiment in Camp Tecson, San Miguel Bulacan on Nov. 24, 2017, Duterte also said that he will step down as the President if he would not be able to solve the country’s problem on drugs.

“I cannot accept. I simply cannot accept it. And if I cannot control drugs then maybe it is time for me to think about resignation,” he said. “‘Pag hindi ko kaya ito, bababa talaga. Sabihin ko sa inyo.”

If federalism will be implemented during his term – July 2016

Just almost a month of being President, During a speech in an event with the League of Cities and Provinces at Malacañang on July 27, 2016, Duterte said that he will step down if federalism will be implemented during his term.

“Two years, if you have the federal set up, I will resign as President. Three years, sibat ako. Four years, ay salamat,” he said. “My advice is copy, copy the French setup. We have to because ang Filipino gusto talaga niya mag-boto ng Presidente ‘yan. Hindi mo kunin sa kanila ‘yan eh.”

The list goes on and on if we will continue to list down all the times the President cried for resignation. Imagine how tired we are. But of course, being a president is not easy so it's okay to feel like giving up sometimes.

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The Scene: Pipay Kipay And The Humor Of Subtle Shade

Saturday, September 26, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has put almost everything on pause. However, as we sink deeper to the quarantine period, a handful of promising and talented content creators are rising—not only to entertain—but to spread awareness as well.

With all the things happening in the country, having a content creator or an influencer who can speak our language is a breath of fresh air. Luckily, we can finally get to breathe that good air with Pipay Kipay!

19-year-old Civil Engineering student John Paul Joseph Santos, also known as Pipay Kipay, has gone viral numerous times on Twitter and have gained a huge amount of attention—all for good reason.

In his viral videos, Pipay Kipay hilariously features the different situations everyone faces during the n-month-long quarantine period. But what sets Pipay Kipay from the other content creators out there? His subtle political shades.

In this feature, Metroscene Mag is lucky to have the chance to talk to Pipay Kipay himself. Here's why Pipay can make the basic influencers run for their money:

Also Read: 6 Content Creators Redefining What It Means To Be An Influencer

Metroscene: Have you always wanted to become a content creator? 

Pipay: Yes of course! I looked up to many content creators na hindi lang nagpoproduce ng entertaining content but also truth. I’ve always wanted to do videos na alam kong may purpose at may patutunguhan. I also love editing my own videos, it makes me happy na alam ko yung nilabas kong content is pinag isipan at nalaanan ko ng puso. 

M: Where do you get ideas for your videos?

P: Usually from news, I don’t usually refer sa social media lalo na kung hindi verified yung source, ayokong magkalat ng fake news lalo na sa audience ko. Minsan sa mga ganap din sa buhay na alam kong maraming makakarelate ganern! 

M: What’s your motivation in pursuing this kind of content? Who are your inspirations?

I’m a fan of quality contents na hindi mema. I like something po na may matututunan ako as well as my audience. I really look up as an inspiration po sila kuya Macoy Dubs, Dora Dorado, Davao Conyo, etc. gusto ko yung content na may kabuluhan na may konting shadyness xhnz! 

M: How did you find the courage to publicly show your opinions?

Kung hindi pa ngayon, kailan? Now’s the right time, dapat na tayong marinig. Kung may say ka, say it, kung natatakot ka that’s the sign na alam mong may pinaglaban ka. Ako personally, natatakot, I’m too young for this, but no too young to voice out my side. 

M: Have you dealt with any hater in social media? How did you respond?

Me personally, di ako masyadong palabasa ng comments. Comment section are way too dangerous and hurtful. If ever man na may nakita kong hate comment, ignore, I am also a viewer, not all contents are for everyone naman. 

M: What’s the message you want to tell young aspiring content creators?

Use your platforms wisely, one day you’ll become a great influencer. Make your viewers remember you as a quality content creator, that used his/her platform as a voice and did something for the country and its people. And make them remember that you used the title “influencer” the way it should be used. Discipline yourself, you can’t influence others if you don’t start it within you. 

M: And lastly, your message to the youth especially in these trying times?

Work hard. Don’t waste time. Time flies so fast, so make the most out of it and be productive. There’s no such thing that can hinder you from reaching your dreams. Lastly, follow safety protocols and be safe.

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