Duyan It was Hammock Day a few days ago! How do you say “hammock” or “swing” in your language? DÚYAN • (DOO-yuhn)hammock, swingTagálog (Filipino): dúyan INDÁYUN • (in-DAH-yoon)hammock, swingTagálog (Filipino): dúyan Verb Conjugationdumúyan, dúdúyan, dínúyan – to swing, sway (Actor Focus)idúyan, dudúyan, dinúyan – to swing, rock something (Object Focus) Example SentenceDudúyan né ing bíngut. … Read more


Anggi It’s Rain Day! Here’s a unique Kapampángan word that refers to rain that is blown by the wind, along with the general Kapampángan word for “rain”! Do you have a word in your language that refers to this rain concept? ANGGÎ • (uhng-GEE’)spray of rain blown by windTagálog: ampiyás, anggí (both dialectal and not … Read more


Pangunakan A few days ago we featured the Kapampángan words for “cousin”, “aunt“, and “uncle“, so today let’s look at the Kapampángan word for “nephew” or “niece”! PANGUNAKAN • (puh-ngoo-nuh-KUHN)nephew, nieceTagálog (Filipino): pamangkín

The Sweetest Mango in the World

The National Fruit of the Philippines: The Sweetest Mango in the World The mango is the national fruit of the Philippines, and Philippine yellow mangoes are known to be the sweetest in the world (specifically the Sweet Elena strain from Zambales province) according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Dried mangoes are also popular … Read more

Paseo Padre Burgos

Paseo Padre Burgos (Paseo de las Aguadas/Paseo de Bagumbayan/Paseo de Sebastian Vidal) Paseo de Padre Burgos or Burgos Drive, forms the boundary between Intramuros and Ermita. It was once called Paseo de las Aguadas due to its proximity to the esteros and water-filled moats that surrounded Intramuros. It was also known as Calzada de Bagumbayan, … Read more