Battle of photo filters: UP-Ateneo UAAP finals fever catches social media
The so-called “Battle of Katipunan” has spilled over social media as netizens adopt photo filters to seal their support to UAAP Season 81’s men’s basketball finals contenders – University of the Philippines (UP) and Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU).
Photo filters “UP Fight” and “Ateneo One Big Fight” dominate profile pictures of supporters days before UP and ADMU’s initial finals face-off this Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.
Facebook users Ezra Daniel and Arvin Abreu cheered for the UP Fighting Maroons and chose the “UP Fight” photo filter:
Meanwhile, netizen Alia Arellano shared her profile picture with the UP Fight filter and also featured Jose Mari Chan to celebrate the upcoming holiday season.
Another netizen, Deg Daupan, used the UP photo filter while showcasing his photo with the LGBT rainbow flag.
On the other hand, profile photos of Facebook users backing the Ateneo Blue Eagles donned the Ateneo One Big Fight filter:
THIS IS IT PANCIT #AtinTo vs #AtinNiyo #BattleOfKatipunan #OBF
For others who support both UP and ADMU like Gary Villanueva, it was time to draw the line and choose which photo-filter to use.
Last Wednesday, the UP Fighting Maroons tops Adamson University’s Soaring Falcons in the semi-finals game, finally giving UP a shot to the finals after a 32-year wait. /kga
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