#APECHotties Get Manila Thirsty [Twitter Reacts]


The 2015 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit welcomed many influential world leaders to the heart of Manila. These heads of state spent a few days engaged in peace talks, discussed weighty world issues, and renewed vows to aid each other. The summit passed with nary an untoward incident, and the summit have come to their conclusion.

Despite Philippine social media entrenched in many issues, from emergency road “cleanups”, traffic reroutes, and highway closures, one standout issue was hot debated and celebrated — who was the undisputed #ApecHottie: Canadian Bae, or Mexican Papi?

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s dashing good looks sent hearts a-flutter and fingers a-titter on Twitter. Manila just got real thirsty.

Opinion was divided on the hashtag itself. A number of people decried that this was proof of the Philippines’ bad habit of celebritizing everything. One even touched on social injustices committed in their countries.

On the other hand, some people chose to look at it as just another testament to one very Filipino trait. When things are just too messy and annoying, Pin@ys look to the happier, funnier, sexier side of Life.

Some Manilans just couldn’t handle the thirst.

(featuring Philippine President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, right there.)

Positively scrumptious.

They took people’s breaths away.

Even the local politicos were not safe from their charms.

It even reached international news.

And they’ve been compared to Disney Princes.

At present, it seems PM Trudeau is taking the lead…

… but folks are still giving it time for the votes to settle.

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