From debates, campaigning, to voting; here’s how conversation around #Eleksyon2019 unfolded on Twitter

MANILA, 15 May 2019 – Filipinos have been actively joining the conversation on Twitter soon as the Philippine Midterm Elections season kicked off. From senatorial debates to political campaigns, people have been using the platform to express their opinions on the candidates and their platforms, their insights on relevant issues, as well as to educate and learn about the electoral process. The public discourse on the 2019 National and Local Elections (#NLE2019) continues as the nation keeps an eye on the official results.                        

Here’s how the conversation unfolded on Twitter during the voting day on 13 May:

Click the above image to go to the interactive map by @Trendsmap

ICYMI, here’s how the conversation during voting day looked like in the Philippines here:

Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/TwitterPH/status/1128093805251403777

Top Tweets

The Tweet from @shernanxx was the most popular Tweet on voting day, sharing a quote from the late Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago. It has been Retweeted more than 24,000 times up until today. Below are the top Tweets from yesterday’s voting day.

Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/shernanxx/status/1127909391779287040
Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/vannndal/status/1127364742710845440
Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/tonklinton/status/1127890547799019522
Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/itschelseaaa_/status/1127871759439392768
Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/_kayceeramos/status/1127895614153322497

Top Tweeted about candidates

Candidates have also been actively using the platform to connect with the general public on a more personal level, as well as to express their stand on issues and advocacies. Among the candidates, Samira Gutoc (@SamiraGutoc) emerged as the most talked about on Twitter during the election season  (1 January – 13 May 2019). She used the platform to continuously show gratitude to her followers and supporters, as well as to show her grit and bravery as she shared her stance on national issues.

Here are some of her most popular Tweets:

Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/SamiraGutoc/status/1128142834320601088
Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/SamiraGutoc/status/1127109658592698368
Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/SamiraGutoc/status/1123445458007920640

Top hashtags

The political discussion varied from different stances, senatorial debates to other relevant matters around the elections such as peace and order, war on drugs and education. Here are the Top Hashtags that trended during the election season.

Celebrities have also used their influence to encourage everyone to vote for the betterment of the country. Some of them were even seen doing on-the-ground campaign such as putting up posters themselves and joining rallies to endorse and show their support towards their senatorial bets.

Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/iamdongdantes/status/1117769983948234752
Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/143redangel/status/1127710042122145793
Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/chitomirandajr/status/1126339768776683520
Embeddable Tweets: https://twitter.com/iamsuperbianca/status/1127849909992837121

Filipinos enjoy their right to freedom of expression. This was reflected on Twitter on the day they exercised their right to suffrage.

Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/trishaobannon/status/1127817137089703942
Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/TheRainBro/status/1127768016454729728
Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/ber0nika/status/1127844950547107840

Here are some popular Tweets during the whole election season:

Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/Alinsky01691319/status/1126299859013767169
Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/AlfeOmaga/status/1127763646132641792
Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/sosyolohija/status/1127800492367605760
Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/natoreyes/status/1127852258979270658

Stay tuned on Twitter to get the latest developments on the elections. You can also join the conversation by using #HalalanResults2019 and other relevant hashtags.

About Twitter

Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) is what’s happening in the world and what people are talking about right now. From breaking news and entertainment to sports, politics, and everyday interests, see every side of the story. Join the open conversation. Watch live streaming events. Available in more than 40 languages around the world, the service can be accessed via twitter.com, an array of mobile devices, Twitter Lite (mobile.twitter.com), and SMS. For more information, please visit about.twitter.com, follow @Twitter, @TwitterPH, and the South East Asia blog; and download both the Twitter and Periscope apps at twitter.com/download and periscope.tv.

For further information, please contact:

Cipluk Carlita (@CiplukCarlita) Head of Communications, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand; Twitter pcarlita@twitter.com Sheila Rada (@RadaSheila) VP, Dominguez Marketing Communications, Inc. sheila.rada@dominguez.ph

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *