Yesterday the Philippines recorded 539 new cases of coronavirus, the highest recorded in the country in a single day. The total count has reached more than 15,000 and it shows no signs of slowing down. This is why most of the country was surprised when President Rodrigo Duterte announced that starting June 1, NCR will be on General Community Quarantine (GCQ) which means more establishments and businesses are allowed to reopen to aid the country’s economy.
On social media, people knew the real deal: we obviously aren’t ready for GCQ come June 1. [But yes, we know that people need to make a living. — Editor] People took to Twitter to express their concerns, and it wasn’t before long before they accidentally (or intentionally) trended ‘Survivor Philippines’.
June 1 a.k.a Survivor Philippines starts
On June 01, Monday is the first day of The Survivor Philippines, Metro Manila Edition. (GCQ) pic.twitter.com/ih6UhCwdQD
— Yat (@MeZehri) May 28, 2020
If you were confused and thinking the actual show Survivor Philippines will be making a comeback, you’re in for a major disappointment. It might not be back but we’re about to experience it in real life.
It’s the most number of contestants yet
The long wait is over.. It’s back!!! The new season of Survivor Philippines Metro Manila Edition on Monday.. To be hosted by Bong Go only here on bongflix pic.twitter.com/ekqskPwFAq
— Ej Fabian (@ejfabian08) May 28, 2020
Are we ready for this at all? In two weeks’ time, we’re about to find out if GCQ is the right decision.
Hotel del Luna is back in business
After hearing the news, Hotel del Luna decided to open & start their operation starting June1.
(Survivor Philippines edition.) pic.twitter.com/rbEcg6IsCU
— Krizzie (@krizzelkalaw) May 28, 2020
Even K-drama references weren’t safe.
Final answer na ‘to?
Imma let all the shit sink in mag-GCQ na talaga tayo. Final na talaga? Survivor Philippines ito? May our immune system will serve us right ☠️ pic.twitter.com/uTWjBWxvx4
— . (@hydydrmr) May 28, 2020
Recently, this is how we’ve all been coping with the crazy that we’re thrown with — memes. But in all seriousness, take your vitamins, people. We’re about to go into battle.
Why call it Survivor Philippines when we can just name it pic.twitter.com/Dcx37Ocv36
— Daniel Dandelions (@Where_sFrancis) May 28, 2020
What’s worse than declaring GCQ? It’s the fact that even though the majority of workers now need to report to work, buses and jeepneys are still suspended and other public transportations are only allowed limited capacity. For employees who need to get to work, make sure to leave your homes 6 hours earlier. Or get yourself a bike.
After graduating PBB, we’re now chucked into the Endgame
June 1 start ng GCQ for Metro Manila. Survivor Philippines? No. We’re in the endgame now. pic.twitter.com/mlYy7aqSeZ
— #OUSTDUTERTE (@justinnnnmanAli) May 28, 2020
Didn’t you know that the almost three months spent at home was supposed to be preparation for the Endgame? Don’t you wish you did all those 30-day exercise challenges now?
May the best agimat win
Survivor Philippines. May the best immune system wins! https://t.co/L5EmvLtPaB
— Dasslin Corral (@dasslingem) May 28, 2020
Better ring up your guardian angels, they need to work overtime.
May the odds be in your favor!
Imbes na Survivor Philippines
More of a First Annual Filipino Hunger Games pic.twitter.com/7UJN3RO5Gq
— eo o 『無けヶ』 (@Why0hWhyyy) May 28, 2020
We might seem to joke about this but the safety of every Filipino should be our priority. We’re transitioning into a new phase and everything is bound to be chaotic for a little while. If you’re one of the thousands of Pinoys who need to go to work again, make sure you carry the right items with you at all times: alcohol, face mask, face shields, and even gloves. Wash your hands frequently and maintain social distancing at all times. And if you don’t have to go out, listen to Cat Arambulo and stay at home.
What do you think about the General Community Quarantine about to be implemented in Metro Manila?