Bahay Kubo (Folk Song)

You didn’t have a Filipino childhood if you can’t sing the Bahay Kubo song! ^_^

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Abakada Song by Florante

The folk singer Florante made famous an Abakada song that has served as a useful mnemonic for Filipino children and students learning the Tagalog alphabet. Here are the lyrics and a recording.

A-Ba-Ka-Da, E-Ga-Ha-I-La, Ma-Na-Nga-O-Pa, Ra-Sa-Ta-U-Wa-Ya
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Top 10 Books of Filipino Stories for Children

Abadeha: The Philippine Cinderella is the story of a girl who prays to the Spirit of the Forest for guidance to endure her unkind stepmother. This book is in English.

Philippine Story in English
Abadeha: Philippine Cinderella

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Ako Ay May Alaga

A short Tagalog poem for children

Ako ay may alaga,
Asong mataba,

Buntot niya’y mahaba,
makinis ang mukha,

Mahal niya ako,
mahal ko rin siya,

Kaya kaming dalawa
ay laging magkasama.

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Ang Kaibigang Tunay (Poem)

This short poem was written by Filipino poet Al Q. Perez. It is included in his poetry collection bahay-kubo: Mga Tulang Pambata, published by the Philippine Normal College Press in 1967.

Tulang Pambata is Tagalog for “Children’s Poem.” Ang Kaibigang Tunay means “The True Friend.”

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Maikling Tulang Pambata

Ito ay halimbawa ng isang maikling tulang pambata.

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Saranggola ni Pepe (Kite Song!)

Saranggola ni Pepe (translation: Jose’s Kite) is a popular Tagalog folk song in the Philippines. The Filipina singer heard here is Celeste Legazpi.


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Tagalog Alphabet For Kids

Filipino children learn the alphabet through the ABAKADA, which is the basic Tagalog alphabet with 20 letters. Today, the official Filipino alphabet has 28 letters because of the inclusion of letters from other Western alphabets, but Filipino children still begin their education by learning the basic Tagalog alphabet: a-ba-ka-da.
 

a (a) b (ba) k (ka) d (da) e (e) g (ga) h (ha) i (i) l (la) m (ma)

n (na) ng (nga) o (o) p (pa)  r (ra) s (sa) t (ta) u (u) w (wa) y (ya)

a, b, k, d, e, g, h, i, l, m, n, ng, o, p, r, s, t, u, w, y

a, ba, ka, da, e, ga, ha, i, la, ma, na, nga, o, pa, ra, sa, ta, u, wa, ya

 

a (a) b (ba) k (ka) d (da) e (e) g (ga) h (ha)
i (i) l (la) m (ma) n (na) ng (nga) o (o) p (pa)
r (ra) s (sa) t (ta) u (u) w (wa) y (ya)

a, b, k, d, e, g, h, i, l, m, n, ng, o, p, r, s, t, u, w, y

a, ba, ka, da, e, ga, ha, i, la, ma, na, nga, o, pa, ra, sa, ta, u, wa, ya