TikTok is home to many Filipino content creators whose content are just what you need to cheer up your day. Here are some that are worth the follow.
While on the outside looking in, some people may think that TikTok is just home to people doing dance challenges, but it is so much more than that. The platform is home to so many creators from a wide variety of fields and specialties. It’s one of the few social media sites where you can go from a regular user to an internet celebrity by just doing what you love. And if there’s one thing Filipinos love doing, it’s making people laugh and cheering them up. TikTok is home to many young local creators whose content, whether it be skits or random posts, have delighted many netizens. The next time you’re scrolling through your FYP, try giving some of these creators a follow if you’re looking for a good laugh.
Open the schools na Deped/Ched♬ original sound – Sassa Gurl
Felix Petate, or more commonly known as Sassa Gurl, is a true internet icon. With the signature rose-tinted cheeks, Sassa has scored viral video after viral video that have surpassed 174 million likes as of this writing. Sassa Gurl’s skits on daily Filipino life are both hilarious and relatable with a personal favorite of ours being the remix of Bella Poarch’s INFERNO.
With over 3.2 million followers and 90 million likes on TikTok and counting, Nana Silaryo is that kind of content creator who was born to be in front of a camera. The 24-year-old Iloilo City native is a natural comedian with her funny and heartwarming content. Her skits and videos are the kinds of pick me ups you need in your life. And the best part is that Nana is also an advocate for self-love and acceptance.
In the need of an energy boost? Then Freya Soriano has the content that’s just for you. Most of Freya’s videos are usually fun and energetic and can honestly feel like she took a shoot of espresso before she began filming. She’s a natural on camera and generally gets into all sorts of fun randomness in her videos. If her skits won’t get you, then her Fitcheck series is a must-watch.
The 21-year-old content creator is someone you should follow if your into funny yet relatable pov skits. He has built a following on TikTok thanks to his videos that depict the point-of-view of the different characters of Philippine society. Whether its an actor, a student, a southie, or anything in between, Gigigboi has done it.
You heard about Gaston but have you heard about Marités??? ?♬ original sound – Abigail Barlow
If the name Justin Luzares, then that may be because you came across some of his viral videos on your FYP. He’s most known for his comedy and accents. But more impressively, he has charmed many netizens with his spot-on rich socialite accent for his Marites character. His accent sounds like he got it straight from someone in the 0.1%. We love how he takes his high-class accent and applies it in regular situations like the chismosa neighbor of the community.
Rain Matienzo has quite a few hats in her still young career. She was a courtisde reporter in the UAAP. She used to be a student jock at Monster 93.1. And, Rain recently graduated cum laude from UP Diliman with a degree in Broadcast Communication. But to many, Rain is known as Conyo Girl on TikTok. In 2020, she went viral for her skits of her portraying that sosyal girl we have met at school or in other settings. And they are just as good today as when she first posted them. She doesn’t post her Conyo Girl skits as often, but you can see more of her on TV as she was signed under GMA Artist Center this 2021.
If you’ve been following Renne Dominique for a while, then you may know her as the ukulele girl on YouTube. But these days, she has gone viral for her conyo rich girl skits. Her videos imagine how a rich kid would act like in different scenarios like their first day in UP Diliman or joining PBB. Her accent and expressions make everything feel so expensive and she captures the rich kid vibe to a T. And to top it all off, she also does impressions of how a Kardashian-Jenner living in Manila would act like.
Araw araw talaga akong papasok?♬ Ikaw Lang – Melly
For some, school can be a less than enjoyable experience. But it can also be home to some of your best memories growing up. Esnyr Ranollo catapulted to internet fame this year thanks to his viral skits that depicted school life. His videos struck deep memories with people for how relatable they are, especially at a time when the country is only now slowly going back to face-to-face classes. Esnyr’s talents and colorful cast of characters weren’t just a hit on the internet, they also got the attention of movie producers as he recently made his film debut in Love Is Color Blind where some of his characters made the jump to the big screen.
Speaking of relatable skits, Charlize Ruth is another content creator who has built a following thanks to her videos that hit close to home for many people. Most of her videos have her recreate mundane life experiences that make us feel like we never had any original event happen in our lives. But her most famous videos is her teacher series that may or may not unlock some repressed memories of your time in school.
Reply to @tristancharlesbro hahahhaah♬ original sound – Min Asistido
The kween herself. In a world filled with so much drama, Yasmin Asistido is that kind of person you want to follow some genuine fun content. Not only is she naturally funny, but she is a vocalist as well. And really, Yasmin is her authentic self on social media who doesn’t play up a certain act and a reminder that you don’t need to pretend to be liked by other people.
##stitch with @_itspotato_0 pasalamat ka♬ original sound – PIPAY
There is a lot to love about Pipay, but most of all, it is the honesty and humor that has struck a chord with the audience. As perceptive, temperamental, and discerning as our tastes are, the social media star cuts across many points-of-view. Taking all things in stride, Pipay is a joy to watch. And after scrolling endlessly through posts and parodies, we learn an important lesson from the one and only Pipay: to embrace who we are and to find what will ultimately make us smile.