#APECHugot in the time of traffic and globalization

by Sam Montuya

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In the middle of heavy traffic, road closures, class and work suspensions and arguments whether or not the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) will help boost our economy, some Filipinos took time to vent out their frustrations in the style of this generation: the social media-ubiquitous hugot. Hugot is “pull” in English. The connotation of hugot is “to pull from deep within you,” something that usually only happens at the height of emotions or after many bottles of beer, but has become ever-present in actual and virtual conversations since it became a pop culture expression. At the same time the Economic Leaders’ Meeting of the APEC took place in Pasay on November 18 to 19, hashtag #APECHugot trended in Twitter.

While most hugot lines were plain funny and witty, some were revealing of some netizens’ deep understanding of the regional multilateral meeting that pushes for globalization measures ever deeper in our country.

Below are our some of those that could sum up other hugots:

 

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Road closures and Metro Manila traffic multiplied by five led some to ponder on the difficult task of “moving on.”

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Some commuters were able to analogize the direct inconveniences of APEC Summit with unrequited love. image005
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Some universal relationship and love woes were summoned amidst the aggravations of APEC Summit.

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Some were about being left behind.

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Exes also took the brunt for the APEC Summit’s hassles.

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Most biting, probably most telling of these ­hugots, were those on deception.

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Last of their kind were those that made allusions to the anti-APEC rallies.

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After all the hugots, it is time to probe  the agreements entered in the APEC.

To give a preview of that, we make one last hugot:

“Ang relasyon ng APEC at Pilipinas ay parang ‘yung sayo at sa taong ‘di ka naman minahal ng tunay. Nangako sayo, pinaasa ka. Binigay mo na nga lahat pati kaluluwa mo, piniga ka pa. Bandang huli, tatalikuran ka, iiwan ka ‘pag nakakita ng mas maraming kayang ibigay kaysa sa’yo. Kasi ang totoo, sarili lang niya ang mahal niya.”

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