KAPAMPANGAN

Kapampangan or Capampan͠gan refers to the language and people of Pampanga province. It is also known as Pampango or Pampangueño. A woman from Pampanga is called a Pampangueña.
 

Kapampangan ka ba?
Are you a native of Pampanga?

Marunong ka bang magsalita ng Kapampangan?
= Marunong ka bang mangapampangan?
Do you know how to speak Capampangan?


Note that Kapampangan is NOT a mere dialect. It is a language very distinct from Tagalog.


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Official Holidays in the Philippines 2017

September 1 (Friday) is a regular holiday. It is Eid’l Adha, one of the two greatest feasts of Islam.

Eid’l Adha commemorates Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael, in obedience to the order of Allah.

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Business Vocabulary List

buwis
tax

tubo
interest

tubo sa utang
interest on a loan

walang tubo
no interest

opisyal
official

kumpanya
company

suhol
bribe

dokumento
document

mga dokumento
documents

papeles
papers

negosyo
business

negosyante
businessman /
businesswoman

kontrata
contract

pera
money

 

bayad
payment

utang
debt

pautang
loan

bangko
bank

tseke
check

Strongly recommended: Doing Business in Tagalog

Law on Philippine National Flag

R.A. No. 8491 is known as the “Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines.”

Sections 1 to 34  explain the Philippine National Flag’s design and when, where and how it should be displayed.

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National Symbols of the Philippines

Pambansang Awit: Lupang Hinirang (the entire song is translated into English as “Land of the Morning“). National Anthem: Lupang Hinirang

Pambansang Ibon: Agila ng Pilipinas (Pithecophaga jeffery)
National Bird: Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jeffery)

Kalabaw / Carabao
Kalabaw / Carabao

Pambansang Hayop: Kalabaw (Bubalus bubalis)
National Animal: Carabao (Bubalus bubalis)

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Panatang Makabayan

This patriotic oath is legally required to be recited at all public and private schools in which the majority of students are Filipinos.

Patriotic Oath of the Philippines


Iniibig ko ang Pilipinas, aking lupang sinilangan,
Tahanan ng aking lahi, kinukupkop ako at tinutulungang
Maging malakas, masipag at marangal
Dahil mahal ko ang Pilipinas,
Diringgin ko ang payo ng aking magulang,
Susundin ko ang tuntunin ng paaralan,
Tutuparin ko ang mga tungkulin ng isang mamamayang makabayan,
Naglilingkod, nag-aaral at nagdarasal nang buong katapatan.
Iaalay ko ang aking buhay, pangarap, pagsisikap
Sa bansang Pilipinas.

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WARAY

Waray is one of the languages of the Philippines. Spoken in the area of Leyte and Samar in the Visayas region, Waray is very distinct from Tagalog.

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What is Tagalog?

The Philippines is a country with a population of over 100 million. A citizen of the Philippines is called a Filipino.

Filipinos are not one ethnic group. Among the large ethnic groups in the Philippines are the Ilocano, Cebuano, Kapampangan, Pangasinense, Bicolano and Tagalog.

Tagalog is the name of an ethnic group in the Philippines. The language they speak is Tagalog.

The Tagalogs (the Tagalog people) speak the Tagalog language. Likewise, the Ilocanos speak the Ilocano language, and the Pangasinense speak the Pangansinan language. These are all very different languages; they are NOT just dialects.

Many of the Tagalog people live near Manila, the political and economic capital of the Philippines. When the 1935 constitution was drafted by government officials, they selected Tagalog as the basis of the national language.

In order not to slight the other ethnic groups, the national language was not called Tagalog, but Pilipino. Later, in the 1987 constitution, the national language was called Filipino, with an F.

The national language (Filipino) is to include not only words from Tagalog, but also from other Philippine and foreign languages.

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