This word may sound funny to Tagalog speakers. But for Hiligaynon speakers, BATITI is often used to refer to breastfeeding mothers. It also means to take great care of, not just to nurse a child or a sick person. Examples of usage are Batitihá ang bátà sing maáyo (Take great care of the baby or … Read more

Pasig River Ferry

The MMDA Pasig River Ferry Service is a water-based mass transit system operated by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA)which plies the length of the Pasig River and parts of the Marikina River. It is the modern successor of several river ferries that have operated in the Pasig River since the Spanish period up until … Read more

Punta Diamante Watchtower in Bulusan

Punta Diamante Watchtower in Bulusan The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) turned over the newly restored Punta Diamante in Bulusan, Sorsogon this morning, 26 July 2023. NHCP Chairman Dr. Emmanuel Franco Calairo and the Most Rev. Jose Allan V. Dialogo, D.D., Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sorsogon, signed the turn-over documents. … Read more


Sabadu It’s the last Saturday of the month! How do you say “Saturday” in your language? SÁBADU • (SAH-buh-doo)SaturdayTagálog (Filipino): Sábado EtymologyFrom Spanish sábado (“Saturday”) You may want to read: Biernis

Calle Herran (Pedro Gil Street)

Calle Herran (Pedro Gil Street) The street was originally called Calzada de Paco because it connected Ermita to Paco. It was later called Calzada Herran or Calle Herran. This name of the street appears on a map from 1894. The name Calle Herran was eventually extended all the way west to Santa Ana, where it … Read more