The United Nations (UN) Arbitral Tribunal has decided that the Philippines has exclusive sovereign rights over the West Philippine Sea and that China’s “nine-dash line” claim is invalid. Finally, the victory is ours after three long years of fighting.
And to celebrate the historical win, local netizens, and even journalists, took the party to Twitter through the hashtag #WPSHugot. "WPS" stands for West Philippine Sea; and "Hugot," well, you know that very well.
You’ve probably seen some of these hugot lines already. They're so hilarious we couldn't help but compile the best of the lot. This is a part of our history that needs documenting.
AKA "I need space"
Cover photo via Mav Gonzales