NINANG

A godmother (ninang) is a woman who sponsors a child’s Catholic christening and is expected to be like a second mother.

ninong
godfather

mga ninong
godfathers

mga ninang
godmothers

Siya ang ninang ko.
She is my godmother.

kinakapatid
god-sibling
(the child of a godparent)

mga kinakapatid
godsiblings
(children of one’s godparents)


Mano Po, Ninong is a popular Christmas carol about visiting godparents during the holidays and asking for aginaldo (monetary gift).


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