Celebrities, politicians join Pokemon Go bandwagon

Some famous personalities tweeting about Pokemon Go.

MANILA, Philippines — Pokemon Go, the augmented reality game has already finally been released in the Philippines on Saturday.

While it has only been a few days, celebrities and politicians had already recognized the popularity of the game, and are getting on board with the trend.

Aiza Seguerra

Not bad! We got 37 tonight! Mas okay manghuli sa gabi. Haha!

A photo posted by Ice Diño Seguerra (@iceseguerra) on

Megan Young

Totally gonna “go jogging” later. #PokemonGo

— Megan Young (@meganbata) August 6, 2016

James Reid

RT if you’re already addicted to Pokemon go

— James Reid (@JayeHanash) August 6, 2016

TJ Manotoc

So I just checked the PH App Store… Do you see what I see???  #PokemonGopic.twitter.com/KbUcXOo0l7

— TJ Manotoc (@tjmanotoc) August 6, 2016

Julie Anne San Jose

Gotcha @benxalves pic.twitter.com/5YNr8yqgeZ

— Julie Anne San Jose (@MyJaps) August 6, 2016

Sam Concepcion

Pokemon Go is taking over my life. Already

— Sam Concepcion (@sam_concepcion) August 6, 2016

Kiefer Ravena

Guys! Natutulog din pala ang Pokemon. Wala na ako mahanap. Full battle gear pa naman ako. pic.twitter.com/2SrwfnRob7

— Kiefer Ravena (@kieferravena) August 7, 2016

Maria Ozawa

Marikina Rep. Miro Quimbo

The Pokemon Go craze has reached Batasan. Cong. Miro Quimbo brags he even caught Pikachu.  #pokemonGOPhilippinespic.twitter.com/Fjw6SmKQUu

— Paula Solmerano (@PaulaSolmerano) August 8, 2016

In the US, Pokemon Go has been used by politicians to stir their campaigns.

Congresswoman Gwen Graham subtly reached out to the Poliwag demographic.

Our interns tell me there’s a Poliwag in the office! #PokemonGOpic.twitter.com/aTITKOm35y

— Rep. Gwen Graham (@RepGwenGraham) July 11, 2016

And here is California Rep. Judy Chu throwing some shade via a Pokemon Go reference.

Anyone else on #PokemonGO? I’ve found a #Squirtle & a #Pikachu in DC, but I’m still looking for a Republican willing to vote on #NoFlyNoBuy

— Judy Chu (@RepJudyChu) July 11, 2016

Pokemon Go is a mobile phone app developed by Niantic Inc. which users can download for free. The game allows users can capture Pokemons in different places. Aside from Philippines, Pokemon Go was also made available in 14 other Asia-Pacific countries over the weekend. — Alixandra Caole Vila

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