Yelu The Philippines’ coldest days are back as mornings dip below the 20s again! How do you say “ice” or “freeze” in your language? YÉLU • (YEH-loo)iceTagálog (Filipino): yélo EtymologyFrom Spanish hielo (“ice”) Derived VerbMAGYÉLU • (muhg-YEH-loo)to freeze, get frozen, turn into iceTagálog (Filipino): magyélo Verb Conjugationmagyélu, mágyélu, migyélu – to freeze, get frozen, turn … Read more

The Most Devastating Moro Attack in Mindoro

The Most Devastating Moro Attack in Mindoro (October 23, 1753) and the Martyrdom of Fr. Andres de Jesus Maria (October 23, 1753) The first recorded Moro attack in Mindoro was In May 1602. The raid was led by Rajah Mura and Datu Sirongan of Buhayen, Mindanao. Since then the frequency of moro raids escalated to … Read more


Dayat February 2 is World Wetlands Day, and wetlands are one of the most essential features of the Kapampángan landscape. As the “people/place of riverbanks”, Kapampángan culture and livelihood have been centered on these wetlands, ranging from natural ones such as swamps and marshes to man-made ones such as irrigated fields. DÁYAT • (DAH-yuht)irrigated fieldsTagálog … Read more


Tiup During the amian or cool dry season of Kapampángans, you’ll often hear this word as the “tiup” or breeze of wind is getting cooler! TIUP • (choop)breeze; light cool windTagálog (Filipino): símoy Example SentenceMarimlá ya ing tiup ning angin. [Kap]Malamíg ang símoy ng hángin. [Tag]The breeze of wind is cool. [Eng] You may want … Read more

Question Words in Kapampangan

Since it’s International Ask a Question Day, let’s learn about the different interrogatives or question words in Kapampangan and Tagálog! NÁNU – WhatTagálog (Filipino): anó NÍNU – Who, Whom, WhoseTagálog (Filipino): síno (who), níno (whom, whose) NÚ / NÓ / NÚKARIN / NÓKARIN – WhereTagálog (Filipino): saán; násaan (locative) ÓBÁKIT / ÓBAT / ÓT – … Read more