Filipina check: Here’s one TikTok challenge raising heritage awareness

Published January 25, 2021, 7:46 PM

by Jerico Villamonte

It’s time to flaunt your Filipino outfits online and join this ongoing TikTok challenge called #BussIt with a Pinoy twist.

Filipinas on TikTok unite using @_gab.riella‘s remix to the sound called “Buss It Island Woman.” The Igorot singer started the challenge by changing from her casual attire to a Bantoc outfit with a twist complete with bead accessories and traditional necklaces.

Another challenger wore a complete tapis look showing off her heritage. She called her entry “#BussIt with Flavour”.

Other Filipinos followed through, but this time wearing the traditional Filipiniana and barong outfits. @Katrinasalzer, @Monicajoelleo, and @joejustinjr joined the challenge in red, yellow, and beige.


Island women rise🤩 #bussitchallenge but make it culture IB @_gab.riella FT @katrinasalzer @joeljustinjr 💛 #SeaShanty #filipino#fyp

♬ Buss it island woman – Gabi

@Sam.saluta wore pyjama’s before transitioning into a beaded lime and blue silk terno for the challenge.


Wish i wore better pajamas tho lol ib: @monicajoelleo #bussitchallenge #filipino

♬ Buss it island woman – Gabi

@Madebymg took a little extra effort in sewing her own traditional outfit. She completed the look with pearl necklace and a lace fan.


Inspired by @_gab.riella @monicajoelleo to do this version of Buss it 🇵🇭 #filipino #sewing #bussit #handmade #tiktokph music cred/VC: Gabi

♬ Buss it island woman – Gabi