The word “selfie” was announced word of the year at the recently held Sawikaan 2014.
The term “selfie” means a self-portrait photograph taken by one’s self and normally uploaded on social media.
“Selfie” defeated 12 other words shortlisted to be chosen word of the year. The words “endo” and “Filipinas” were in second and third place, respectively.
The selected words were picked because it influenced and prevailed Filipino discourse through gaming and technology, television, social media, news and current events.