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A native rice cake or “kakanin” served with a very sweet sauce, locally known as laro. Binallay symbolizes the industry, endurance, diligence, and perseverance of the residents of Ilagan, Isabela in northeast Luzon. Featured Image Credit [...]
Tagalog word for something huge, gigantic, or gargantuan. Often used to refer to monters in Philippine mythology and folk lore. Used in contemporary language to describe a thing, event, or idea. e.g. Ang polusyon ay nagdudulot [...]
An automobile’s steering wheel. Derived from the Spanish, manivela which refers to the “crankshaft” – the main rotating shaft in an automotive engine — and not the steering wheel as what it now generally refers to. Featured [...]
Tagalog slang for “to take a stroll,” “galivant,” or “to go to no place in particular.” Said to have been derived from the Spanish la (“the”) + merendar (“to have lunch”). Featured Photo Credit: pinoybusiness.org [...]
Most of us Filipinos probably think that “Nanay” is an original Filipino or Tagalog word. After all, it is one of the most endearing names a lot of us use to refer to our mothers. However, [...]