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T (Filipino Cultural Dictionary)

TH. [English, trying hard.] 1.To strive diligently in order to succeed. 2. An industrious person who is perceived to be overzealous.

T'boli. [Tao belil meaning man living on the hills.] 1.A native of South Cotabato.2.A tribe with the same name.

Tabak. 1.A machete or small ax. 2.An annual festival celebrated every June in Tabaco City, Albay. 3. A colorful street parade honoring the importance of machete.

Tabal. [Cebuano] 1.A traditional way of preserving fish with excessive amount of salt. 2.The process of preserving fish by burying them in rock salt and keeping them in room temperature. 3.The fish preserved by salting.

Tagak [Pampanga]. Heron or cattle egret.

S (Filipino Cultural Dictionary)

Saan. [Davao] 1.A tangy native drink extracted from an idyok tree, which is a Philippine palm species. 2. Native liquor popular in tribal areas around Davao region.

Sabado. [Spanish Sabado, Sabbath.] 1.Day after Friday. 2.Day before Sunday.

Sacley [Cordillera] Headgear used by a Bontoc warrior.

Sagayan. 1.A Maguindanao dance depicting a fight between two tribes. 2.A traditional war dance performed by the Moro people.

P (Filipino Cultural Dictionary)

P'gsalabuk [Zamboanga del Norte] 1.Subanen for "oneness". 2.An annual festival celebrated in Dipolog; started in 1998.

Pagkamugna. [Visayan for creation.] 1.A street dance and float competition that depicts the creation of Southern Leyte as a province separate from Leyte. 2.A festivity that celebrates Southern Leyte's creation as a province under Republic Act No. 2227.

Pabling. [Tagalog slang.] 1.A playboy. 2.A young man with multiple sweethearts.

Pagsuwak. [Albay] 1.An annual event celebrated in Guinobatan, Albay showcasing mainly its local pride-the giant sausage, or longganisa.

R (Filipino Cultural Dictionary)

Relihiyoso. [Spanish religioso, which in turn derives from the Latin religare, to bind tightly.] 1.A devotee. 2.A religious person.

Remata. [Spanish rematar, o finish; kill off; to come to ruin.] 1.To foreclose a property or asset due to failure of payments of a bank loan. 2.To forfeit jewelry that has not been redeemed.

 

 

O (Filipino Cultural Dictionary)

Odong. [Davao, from Japanese noodle, udon.] 1.Dried yellowish flour noodles that resemble spaghetti. 2.A flour noodle popular among highlanders often mixed with canned sardines. 3.A local noodle made from flour and salted slightly to taste.

Onse. [Tagalog, a person who has been cheated or dtlped.] 1.A graphic pun of the English word once (one time), pronounced onse; in Tagalog, and synonymous withna-isahan or na-one-time. 2.To gyp, hoodwink, or deceive. 3.Eleven.

Oragon. [Bicol] 1.A macho lover. 2.A man touted to be virile, sihcere, and tough. 3.Any male man who is known for his sexual prowess. 3.Phonetically synonymous to Visayas owagon, a hypersexually active man. 4.Obscurely, a nymphomaniac.

 

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