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Filipinos Are Combining "Hamilton" And #Election2016 To Do #Ham4Halalan

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Twittipinos are waiting in the wings for you.

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So! In case you didn't know, the Philippines just had its national general election and everyone's still abuzz with the eventful race and official results.

BUT. For those of you truly in the know, you've definitely seen the hashtag games Filipinos are playing to blow off steam post-election.


Yup! "Ham" as in Hamilton, the Broadway musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda that's taking the world by storm, AND "Halalan," a Tagalog word that translates to 'election.'

Below are some of the best ones, proving that Lin-Manuel's magnum opus is truly universal.


Matt Ortile (or-TEE-lay) works in editorial operations at BuzzFeed, is the editor of BuzzFeed Philippines, and is based in New York.

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