A local parody of the mass singing in Italy has become an Internet hit, as Filipinos manage to find humor amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak in the country.
Over the weekend, social media was flooded with videos of Italian neighborhoods singing together from their windows and balconies in an attempt to boost morale as the country remains on strict lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Inspired by the singalong, a certain Jok Gumiran took to Facebook to post a video showing a deserted street in Quezon City while three voices could be heard singing a somber version of SexBomb Girls' "Spaghetti Song" in the background.
"Community quarantined QC residents sing in their houses amidst the Corona pandemic in this eerie and hauntingly beautiful video," wrote Gumiran in his caption.
Since it was posted on Sunday, March 15, the video has earned more than 26,000 reactions from Facebook users, many of whom said they found the parody amusing.
"Parang gusto ko tuloy ng Jolly spaghetti!" wrote one user.
"Wala sinabi mga taga-Italy. Hahaha," added another.
Currently, the Philippines is under a state of public health emergency as more Filipinos, mostly in Metro Manila, were confirmed to have contracted COVID-19, bringing the number of cases to a total of 140, with 12 recorded fatalities.
Globally, COVID-19 has killed over 5,000 people and infected some 140,000 others nationwide, prompting the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare it as a pandemic