Only in the Philippines


Karla tagged me, and now I’m sending you this postcard from the “land of the brown, l’exotique and the natives,” as Bryanboy would say.

Yes, it’s an actual postcard, and it was sold in a bookstore specializing on Filipiniana books and items.

Obviously this was a gag photo. The real would have been on a scaffold with Guardia Civils on each corner. Some historical trivia, the orginal garotte used to execute Padre Burgos. Gomez, and Zamora survived until it was burned to cinder during a fire, sometime between WWII and the EDSA Revolution.

Source: Juned of

Now it’s a meme, intended to celebrate the Philippine’s 109th year of independence. Actually, this post is already 3 days late, but it’s never too late to celebrate, no?

Here’s how the meme works:

  1. Download the scanned front (800px, 500px) and back (800px, 500px) of this postcard and resize to fit your blog.
  2. Put some sense into this very old postcard by adding some text. It can be serious, it can be funny. Anything goes!
  3. Title of the entry should be Only in the Philippines!
  4. Share the love and tag five other proud Filipinos.

Tagging Anna L., Sinta, Melo, Ferdz and Ronnie.

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Article by Nina Fuentes

Nina doesn't aim to travel to every country in the world -- she just wants to travel to the places that means the most to her. She started traveling in 2006, and hopes to travel for as long as she can. Her travel blog, Just Wandering won the Best Travel Blog in the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards and in the 2011 Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards.

This Article Has 4 Comments
  1. anna l. says:

    done. hee! dude, i was so weirded out when i first saw the postcard. @_@

  2. tutubi says:

    the garrotte is actually a club used to hit the person in the head to kill him

    then it was made more “humane” to strangle a person

    nice wacky postcard hehe

  3. Lakbay Pilipinas says:

    thanks adding me ..

  4. Ferdz says:

    Hahaha! Ayus ah! I think I have an idea na. hehe. Will info you once I’ve posted it :D

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