A lot of people were disappointed with the election results, even if some were still unofficial. Their candidates did not win. They also know that some of the candidates who won have a notorious history, politically speaking.
As the unofficial results came, data from Google Trend showed that Filipinos where searching ‘how to migrate’ and ‘migrate’ on the search engines.
Netizens also rationalized this. Some really meant on migrating, but mostly were joking. This shows how disappointed the people are with the results.
The same thing happened when Donald Trump was winning in the 2016 election. Americans were also searching on how to migrate to Canada and other countries.
"Just tell me if you're still planning for law or not cuz i'll help you migrate here in Canada." -Aunt
Sure na ba talaga Karl? Ay oo, bobo ang pinoy eh hahahaha
— Goyo Batang Baron #25ChelDiokno ⚖ (@Karlpaguidops) May 14, 2019
— rose (@_SarahGonzaga) May 13, 2019
— dlare (@Cazuuuuuu12) May 14, 2019
I want to migrate before this country decides to murder me https://t.co/on3wQRwsLC
— yannn (@didiyaansun) May 13, 2019
After seeing the senatorial race as of today:
Time to migrate boisz.
— miq (@_reyesmiquel) May 13, 2019
Maria Ressa, a journalist, tweeted an article about this and netizens had a lot to say about it.
Teddy Locsin then retweeted it saying, “Bebot Bello and I will help. It’s our job. We will expedite.”
Bebot Bello and I will help. It’s our job. We will expedite. https://t.co/O8q5yntXA3
— Teddy Locsin Jr. (@teddyboylocsin) May 14, 2019