10 Wrong but Funny Ways Filipinos used #RubyPH

Using a hashtag is a helpful tool for different purposes. With it, you can see what’s trending online or what a lot of people are talking about in the cyberspace. In times of a typhoon, an official hashtag (like #RubyPH) is a useful way to stay updated with advisories from PAGASA as well as for the local media and government to monitor emergencies and people in need of rescuing. This is why it’s somewhat important that we, as netizens, make sure that we use it appropriately.

Thing is, we Filipinos sometimes couldn’t help but add a little humor to everything we do even during trying times like these. Here are 10 funny ways #RubyPH was not used for its purpose on social media.

1. Taking a selfie.




2. Posting your favorite food to eat during a storm.


3. No bath proclamation.

4. Wishing for suspension of classes.


5. Using the storm to try and score with your crush.

6. Taking a legs + socks photo. RubyPH-social-media-6 7. Just to be “in”.

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8. Lip-syncing to Maybe This Time while wrapped in blanket.

9. Making fun of our news reporters.

RubyPH-social-media-710. And our personal favorite: Storm-related quotes. #feels

Lastly, here’s one tweet that we couldn’t find a category to put in.

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Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

24 Responses

  1. Lurker says:

    Wala na ba comment dyan na bago?
    Sarap magbasa eh. Haha

  2. anon says:

    The use of the hashtags like #RubyPH is for PAGASA to survey people on social media especially if they need emergencies or what.

    What yugatech did was right and also wrong. Right in terms of posting this and making the Filipino aware that those hashtags is to be used wisely especially when others are suffering due to the storm and others are posting that they are cozy etc. Wrong because they didn’t protect the users posts and they didn’t deem them anonymous.

    Just a thought.

    • Daves says:

      You might find this shocking, but…nobody has to do anything for anyone other than by agreement, choice or law. Thus, Yuga doesn’t have to protect those users’ posts — especially if those users WANTED those posts to be public in the first place.

      If those users don’t want the backlash that might come with inappropriately using those hashtags or so, then they better think before they post. Up to them.

  3. IMMATURES says:

    dahil nga TAO, kaya niya maging GAGO o Kahangahanga..

    Ang problema sa PINOY ay masyadong MAGALING sa SARILI niya… Dapat ibahin ang usapan, MAGALING ang PINOY para sa BAYAN NYA..

    Bunch of IMMATURES….

  4. DEB says:

    isa lang masasabi ko. wag naman ilaglag mga taong ito. kanya kanyang trip lang yan eh. unless you asked them permission to post their pics/tweets etc.then go ahead and make the article

  5. Just Saying.. says:

    If you also think about it, anyone who posts something publicly has a tendency to be cyber bullied for whatever reason; especially if they’re using a popular/trending hashtag.

  6. Krizzy_Kaimbyerns says:

    To be honest, everyone can post whatever they want. If they inappropriately used the hashtag, that’s fine… If you want to post more articles like this, please protect the users by hiding they usernames. There’s 100 percent possibility these people are gonna be cyber-bullied quickly. Think about it.

    • Ex-Alodian Knight says:

      Not exactly true.
      Whitedarna4u actually appreciated the repost and the new followers she gained from Yugatech.

      Well, we can’t deny she’s a looker.
      it’s not yet thursday but #thethirstisreal

    • John says:

      saw whitedarna4u on IG, she’s a transexual.

  7. Brian says:

    Hahahahaha this


  8. flame princess says:

    Muntanga itong post na ito. While what they did is annoying, di naman exactly harmful or detrimental di ba. Gusto niyo lahat ng sasabihin about bagyo e seryoso? Asan ang freedom of expression. Tsaka kelangan pa ipost talaga ang usernames? Nagpapasimula ng cyberbullying? Or yugatech, gusto niyo lang ng sensationalized article for clicks?

  9. eric jay says:

    Funny. However, what a bunch of insensitive filipinos when their kababayan’s on track of ruby are busy as a bee evacuating, waiting for news about the typhoon, others remembering the trauma of yolanda and another one comes to batter gain and here they are, busy using inappropriately that hashtag to post their food, selfies etc. I’m so kj. so you know.

  10. ewanlangha says:

    her earrings are very nice… @ whitedarna4u

  11. Ex-Alodian Knight says:

    Whitedarna4u, do you have twerkin videos?

  12. yuja says:

    wala akong masabi eh, nakatulala lang ako sa picture #2….tulala while reading


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