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Local sausage stuffed with ground pork, pepper, saltpeter, salt, sugar, crushed laurel leaves, and some preservatives. Some Philippine provinces have developed their own distinct longganisa flavor and have gained popular following such as the Vigan Longganisa [...]
A race of any kind, especially a horse race, and usually involving wagers. Also used to refer to career or profession. e.g. Anong karera mo? From the Spanish carrera, which means “run” or “race [...]
To assess the value of. Appraise. e.g., Kinilatis ng maigi ni Doña Buding ang kasintahan ni Mina. Must have come from the Spanish “quilate,” which translates to carat. Featured Image Credit: latest-fashion-accessories.blogspot.com [...]
Chicharon (English: Crackling) is a favorite “pulutan” (finger food) during social drinking sessions, especially in the rural areas. Chicharon has many variations. The most common variation is usually made from pork rind that is deep-fried in scalding [...]
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, [...]