From dance crazes to voiceovers, TikTok creators are getting more ingenious on the platform every day. In pure Gen Z fashion, a new TikTok trend is making waves on the internet for being both creative and educational.
On Oct. 16, the POV makers, a group of TikTok creators, started creating videos embodying historical personas with an edited version of IV of Spades’ track “Bata, Dahan-Dahan!” The group named the challenge “Museo de Filipino” and continued to shed light on our national history by including quick info and statements throughout the videos.
“The idea of creating this trend originally [came] from Jack Burgos, [the] hashtag from MJ Lanoza and the soundtrack from Steven Fernandez. [Then], Steven [posted] his first entry and we didn’t know [that] it would blow up like that. Many creators were inspired to do so [because] as [the] youth, we can use our platform to revive the history and give recognition to our bayani, that’s the least our generation can do,” Cherry, one of the members of POV makers told Preen.ph.
“We created the trend Museo de Filipino not only for the generation today, but also for the upcoming generation to be inspired and to remember the people that served our country,” Fernandez said.
By donning familiar looks of national heroes like Jose Rizal to literary characters like Maria Clara, these creators are using their platforms to talk about relevant issues. Other TikTokers took on the group’s challenge and dressed up as farmers, soldiers and personalities who were failed by the justice system.
While we still need to be critical of what we read online, especially when it comes to national history, leave it to these young creators to get the conversation going. The kids are alright.