also mare

close female friend

mga kumare ko
my close female friends

bahay ni kumareng Grace
house of my close friend Grace

Sabi ni mareng Winnie may darating na bagyo.
My friend Winnie says a typhoon is coming.

The more general Tagalog term for ‘friend’ is kaibigan.

kaibigang babae
female friend

matalik na kaibigan
close friend