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NPA - PH peacetalks poem - English subtitles
Ubusan ng Lahi, An open letter to President Duterte
Feb 7, 2017
Award-winning poet Dr Joi Barrios-Leblanc reads an open letter to President Rodrigo Duterte
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Ubusan ng lahi: An open letter to President Duterte
February 08, 2017
Through a poem, award-winning poet Joi Barrios calls on President Rodrigo Duterte to 'let the peace talks move on'

National Writers Congress tackles PH war on drugs and literature April 29
May 02, 2017
UPDATED 'Ang Panitikan sa Panahon ng Tokhang' features a keynote lecture by Dr Jose 'Butch' Dalisay Jr, and 2 fora with Lourd Ernest de Veyra, Joel Salud, Juana Change, Floy Quintos, Frank Cimatu, and Joyce Martin.

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Dr. Butch Dalisay on "literature in the time of tokhang"
May 1, 2017

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Literature in the time of Tokhang
By Butch Dalisay May 1, 2017

Is texting a curse?
by Maria Isabel Garcia March 23, 2017

Does texting erode language?

Why I speak only Filipino to my American baby
by Kristine Sydney November 19, 2016

What I hope my daughter will get someday: an understanding of where I am from, of where she, too, is from

#InspireCourage: It's a constant, ready for you to rouse
by Marites Dañguilan Vitug November 10, 2016

Whatever environment the threats take place – under a dictatorship or a polarized environment high on impunity – this virtue remains

Facebook suspends anti-Marcos journalist's account
by Gelo Gonzales November 28, 2016
This causes alarm among writers and journalists as to how critical voices can be easily silenced on the social network.
Writer and activist Inday Espina-Varona was blocked on Facebook on Monday, Nov 28, after reaching out to the social network to raise some issues about online abuse.
In the Philippines #138 in the 2016 World Press Freedom Index, journalists carry guns and know how to use them because they are in constant danger. From the 2009 Maguindanao massacre to recent execution-style killings, many have been murdered.
NUJP website downed by 'massive' denial of service attack
January 10, 2017

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines calls the cyberattacker an enemy 'of press freedom and of free expression'


NUJP alarmed by threats on journalists
Oct 3, 2016

Two Filipino journalists working for an international news agency have been threatened online after reporting how President Rodrigo Duterte referred to the Nazi Holocaust in vowing to slaughter millions of drug addicts

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Duterte tells 'rude' media: Beware of karma
Published on Mar 30, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte called newspaper Philippine Daily Inquirer and television network ABS-CBN "bastos" (rude) for writing supposedly unfair news about him and for supposedly acting for the vested interests of their owners.

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NUJP calls out Duterte's 'absolutely twisted' rant against media
March 31, 2017
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines calls Duterte's rant a 'brazen abuse' of his power as chief executive.

Filipino journalist's Facebook account hacked
by Paige Occeñola December 08, 2016
Manny Mogato's profile and cover photos are changed into pro-Duterte graphics.
Oplan Cyber Tokhang at work?
The Facebook page of Filipino journalist Manny Mogato, who works for Reuters, was hacked on Thursday, December 8. His cover photo was changed into the cover photo used by pro-Duterte Facebook page "Duterte is my President."

Task force vs media killings

Sep 23, 2016
Presidential Communications Chief Martin Andanar joined Cebu-based media practitioners in a candle-light ceremony at the Cebu Provincial Capitol Grounds in Cebu City on Friday, September 23.

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By Giovanni Nilles Updated July 18, 2016

Bata, bata, paano magbasa?
by Fritzie Rodriguez July 23, 2016

Although the Philippines has a high literacy rate, not all children are able to read and write, depriving them of the opportunity to travel across new worlds through reading.
The mere exposure to books could already encourage a child to learn, however, many kids are not given enough chance.

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The Commission on the Filipino Language

 is the official regulating body of the Filipino language and the official government institution tasked with developing, preserving, and promoting the various local Philippine languages.

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What the PH constitutions say about the national language

by/Nigel Tan Aug 07, 2014 Updated Aug 11, 2014

Language Policies in the Philippines
by/Clemencia Espiritu, Ph.D.

Manuel L. Quezon and the 20-peso question
by/Joshua Justin D. Ramos August 15, 2015
What does a P20-bill got to do with the Filipino language?

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Theories of Origins of Filipino Language and People

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What does a second language give you?
by/Maria Isabel Garcia June 11, 2015

Being raised in a household that speaks more than one language improves more than just a child's communication skills.

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The gift of language
by/ Cherry Malonzo April 14, 2016
'I find my mother tongue to be such an important part of my identity that I cannot imagine denying it to my own children'

About Stereotypes and Prejudices on Being Cebuano

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Definition of the word "Cebuano" - People and - or Language

and HERE and



Yoshihiro Kobari



Languages of the Philippines - Filipino - English - Tagalog - Cebuano - Hiligaynon (Ilonggo) and many more!

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Do Filipinos know the name of the language they speak?
Aug 24, 2012 by Travis Kraft

Article 14, Section 6 of the 1987 Philippine Constitution states:
"Section 6. The national language of the Philippines is Filipino. As it evolves, it shall be further developed and enriched on the basis of existing Philippine and other languages."

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Languages of the Philippines

According to linguists, there are around 5,000 languages spoken in today’s world. The Philippines alone, has over a 170 languages and 4 that have no known remaining speakers.

Maps showing the languages of the Philippines

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Austronesian - Languages - speaking peoples

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History & Heritage of the languages

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The Austronesian Heritage

Austronesia, in historical terms, refers to the homeland of the peoples who speak Austronesian languages e.g. Filipino, Malay, Indonesian, Maori, Malagasy, native Hawaiian, the Fijian language and around a thousand other languages.

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A Brief History of the Filipino Language by/pinoydirectory

The rise of Taglish, a new Filipino language based on combining Tagalog and English words, is impacting the Filipino society. Because it is neither English or Tagalog, it makes formal communication difficult. The purpose of this video series is to contribute toward strengthening the teaching of the formal and decent contemporary Tagalog language by presenting it in the context of respected Filipino custom and tradition.

Evolution of the Filipino alphabet


Philippine Schools adopt regional languages

Linguistic Society of the Philippines

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The State of Linguistic Research in the Philippines: Trends, Prospects and Challenges

Mamanwa texts
Supplementary Series No. 5 1991

SIL - Also known as "Summer Institute of Linguistics"

is a volunteer, non-profit organization that has worked in the Philippines since 1953. In cooperation with the Philippines Department of Education, SIL members carry out linguistic research and documentation of Philippine indigenous languages

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How Filipinos say 'I love you'
Feb 15, 2017
How do Filipinos express their love for one another?
On Valentine's Day, February 14, MovePH crowdsourced the different ways Filipinos say "I love you." There are more than 150 languages in the Philippines. That's more than 150 ways to express love.
Here are some contributions from our Movers across the country - from the Ilocano's "Ay-ayaten ka" to the Hiligaynon's "Palangga ta gid ka."

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The Difference Between Bisaya, Binisaya, Visayan and Cebuano
Cebuano language, alphabet and pronunciation
Cebuano Phrase-Book
A handbook of the Cebuano language spoken in the Visayas region of the Philippines, containing a glossary
The Kalagan language belongs to the Malayo-Polynesian group of languages and is part of the Davawenyo family. Basically, it is identical as Tagakaolo, with some Tausug, Maguindanaon, and Islamic terminology added to the mix.

Look also Kalagan Culture

English to Visayan Translation - on-line
On-Line Dictionary

English - Cebuano - Tagalog - Hiligaynon (Ilonggo)

The Boholano Language
Inati vocabulary Inati vocabulary Author: Delia Panden - March 2015
Ati (Inati) is a language of the island of Panay in the Philippines. The Ati people also speak Kinaray-a and Hiligaynon.
Look also HERE

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What's the future of Filipino?

What's the future of Filipino as both the national language and as a living language? What about the other languages of the Philippines?


"Filipino" Vs. other Languages of the Philippines

What is the difference between Filipino and the other Languages of the Philippines?


Moves to save dying languages

Philippines moves to save dying languages. The Philippines has started a new programme to try to save its dying languages. The archipelago is home to more than 170 dialects, but some of them have only a few speakers left and there's concern many of the indigenous languages could be lost forever. Al Jazeera's Jamela Alindogan reports on what's being done to keep them alive.

Say: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in Different Philippine Languages

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Visayas - Visayan languages
Waray languages

(also Waray-Waray, Binisaya, Winaray, Samarenyo and Samar-Leyte)

 specific to the provinces of Samar, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Biliran, and in the north-east of Leyte Island

This writing on the Waray culture is a response to a need and a challenge. The dearth of a systematic body of knowledge to understand a people who are the fourth largest ethnolinguistic group in the Philippines and who occupy the third largest island in the archipelago pressed the author to respond to that need.
Bikol or Bicol is one of the Bikol languages

alphabet and pronunciation

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Buhid language, alphabet and pronunciation
Capiznon (Spanish: capiceño)

is an Austronesian language spoken in Western Visayas in the Philippines. Capiznon is concentrated in the province of Capiz in the northeast of Panay Island.

Look Capiznon Phrasebook HERE

Filipino Language

Filipino is the national language of the Philippines and, along with English, is an official language; designated in the 1987 Philippine Constitution.'s Online Dictionary's Online Dictionary

This site can translate Filipino words and vice versa:

Tagalog to English
Cebuano to English
Waray to English
Kapampangan to English
Ilonggo to English
Ilocano to English

Look also Filipino Translator

An online English-Major Philippine languages translator
Filipino Words One Needs To Learn Filipino Words One Needs To Learn

Learning these words is important as they reflect a lot about the Filipinos' personality

Cribko Difference between Tagalog and Filipino; Filipino vs Pilipino

by Janina Abayari


This site is designed primarily for learners of Filipino/ Tagalog language. It deals with general vocabulary of more than 1,000 words & phrases for quick access to meanings.

Tagalog language, alphabet and pronunciation

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Tagalog to Ilonggo And English Translation

is a Visayan language spoken, along with the Asi and Onhan languages, in the province of Romblon. The language is also called Ini, Tiyad Ini, Basi, Niromblon, Sibuyanon, and Bisaya.


A Fragment of the Ilocano Lord's Prayer, 1620, including an Introduction of the 1621 Dotrina Cristiana.

Hiligaynon also known as Ilonggo Language

alphabet and pronunciation

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Hiligaynon Folk Utterances

Interjections and Proverbs by Amorita C. Rabuco, Ph. D.


Hiligaynon - English Dictionary

Hiligaynon (Ilongo) to English

English to Hiligaynon (Ilongo)

Kapampangan language, history and culture.

Center for Kapampangan Studies

The language was spelled Capampañgan and is also called Pampango, and in the Kapampangan language: Amanung Sisuan, meaning "breastfed language".

Established in 2001, the Juan D. Nepomuceno Center for Kapampangan Studies aims to sustain interest in the study of Kapampangan language, history and culture. It is housed in Holy Angel University and contains a gallery, a museum and a library. The center subscribes to the motto "Be a good Kapampangan to be a better Filipino." The Kapampangans or Pampangos or are the sixth largest Filipino ethnolinguistic group.

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The Kapampangan language:

Diacritical Marks in Romanized Kapampángan

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Settling the Dispute on the Kapampángan Romanized Orthography

Kapampangan Lexical Borrowing from Tagalog: Endangerment rather than Enrichment

It has sometimes been argued that the Kapampangan language will not be endangered by lexical borrowings from other languages and that lexical borrowings help enrich a language rather than endanger it. This paper aims to prove otherwise.

An Introduction to the Kapampángan Language

all by Michael Raymon M. Pangilinan


Motivations for PÁMANAKMUL AMÁNU
‘word swallowing’ in Kapampangan
by/Hiroaki Kitano and Michael Raymon M. Pangilinan


The Kapampángan language

Ibanag language The Ibanag language (also Ybanag or Ibanak) is spoken by up to 500,000 speakers (the Ibanag people) in the northeastern provinces of Isabela and Cagayan, especially in Tuguegarao City, Solana, Cabagan, and Ilagan

is an Austronesian language spoken by majority of the population of Maguindanao Province in the Philippines. It is also spoken by sizable minorities in different parts of Mindanao such as the cities of Zamboanga, Davao, and General Santos, and the provinces of North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, South Cotabato, Sarangani, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay, as well as Metro Manila.

Look video with Maguindanaon-Filipino-English Phrasebook HERE

Itawis language

Cuyonon, a language of Palawan province

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Eskayan is the language of the Eskaya cultural minority of Bohol

The Eskaya Script
by Hector Santos

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 Introducing the Eskaya writing system: a complex Messianic script from the southern Philippines.
by/Kelly, Piers 2016
This paper introduces and documents the Eskaya writing system of the Philippines, developed ca. 1920–1937, and attempts to reconstruct the circumstances of its creation.

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Pangasinan language is called "Pangalatok" - "Oangasinan" or "Pangasinese" (Pangasinan: Salitan Pangasinan; Spanish: Idioma pangasinense) is one of the twelve major languages

Most books word "pangasinense or oangasinan" referring to people of Pangasinan and the language which is spoken along the central part in such towns as Alaminos, Mabini, Sual, Labrador, Lingayen, Bugallon, Aguilar, Managtarem, Urbiztondo, Binmaley, Dagupan, Calasiao, santa Barbara, Basista, Bayambang, Malasiqui, San Fabian, Mangaldan, San Jacinto, Pozorrubio, and Mapandan.

Look about "Ibaloi language, which belongs to the Malayo-Polynesian branch of the Austronesian languages family. It is closely related to the Pangasinan language" HERE - Look also about "Princess Urduja: The Mother of Ibalois?" HERE

and the Videos

Keeping alive the Pangasinan language

Erwin Fernandez and his children's story, Liwawa

Poets Santiago Villafania and Jesamyn Diokno


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My heart will go on - Ibaloi version

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Grammar of Bontoc Igorot LAWRENCE A. REID:

Seidenadel's Grammar of Bontoc Igorot: One Hundred Years On

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Ifugao Terms Ifugao Terms Proposed for Incorporation Into the Vocabulary of the National Language by/Manuel Dulawan
Ilokano (Ti Pagsasao nga Iloko) also called Ilocano, Iluko, Iloco, Iloko, Ylocano, and Yloco is the third most-spoken language
Surigaonon is a local language spoken by Surigaonon people in the province of Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, and some portion of Agusan del Norte especially the towns near the Mainit Lake. Though it is related to Cebuano, solid Cebuano speakers can hardly understand Surigaonon speakers.

Look also Surigaonon Dictionary

Sama Language

Sama also known as Sinama or Inner Sulu Sama, is the language of the Sama people of the Sulu Archipelago. There is some difference between the islands, and Ethnologue divides it into three languages based on mutual intelligibility. Pangutaran Sama to the west is more distinct. The prestige dialect is that of Simunul.

Look also Sama–Bajaw languages

The Ivatan language

also known as Ibatan is an Austronesian language spoken exclusively in the Batanes Islands.


Purificacion G. Delima, PhD

Tagbanua Language Tagbanua Language in Irawan in the Midst of Globalization by/Teresita D. Tajolosa
Defenders of Indigenous Languages of the Archipelago (DILA)
English in the Philippines English in the Philippines by Doray Espinosa
Asi Dictionary - on-line

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Mansaka Mansaka dictionary
Calantas Young Dreamers Foundation, Inc. (CYDFI Philippines)

Nabuclod Aeta Journal with a Pampango - Baluga - Pilipino - English Dictionary

Biga Boyowa Vocabulary of Biga Boyowa

by Father Bernard Baldwin

your site for language, translation and language technology.

Can translate many different local languages in the Philippines

Speak Tagalog/Filipino - Mobile applications (App)

For TABLETS and PHONES. A great tool for English speakers to learn the Tagalog language. As the basis of Philippine national language Filipino, Tagalog remains a common language between Filipino communities from different ethnic background all over the world. Speak Tagalog provides anyone with Filipino descent to learn their mother tongue or for any English speaker who wants to visit the Philippines and enjoy Filipino hospitality and Filipina beauty.
The application features hundreds of everyday phrases spoken by native speakers ranging from basic words to more complex concepts. No internet connection required.

Tagalog < > English Dictionary - Mobile applications (App)
English to Cebuano and tagalog (and many more languages) dictionary for Android Phone
Chabacano and Spanish language

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Spanish language in the Philippines

Influence on the languages of the Philippines

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Hispanic - Filipino Identity Hispanic - Filipino Identity: Loss and Recovery

by/Elizabeth Medina

Instituto Cervantes de Manila - ICM

Instituto Cervantes is a worldwide non-profit organization created by the Spanish government in 1991.  It is the largest organization in the world dedicated to the teaching of the Spanish language.

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ICM Director Jose Rodriguez interviews DEPT. OF EDUCATION SEC. JESLI LAPUS for CERVANTES.TV.


Jose "Pepe" Rodriguez, director of Instituto Cervantes in Manila, explains to reporters why the Spanish cultural center honored Philippine national hero Jose Rizal on his 150th birth anniversary. Rodriguez also encourages Filipinos to study the Spanish language, pointing out that it being the second most spoken language in the United States, which has the largest number of Filipino expatriates.

New Prospects for the Spanish Language in the Philippines

Spanish Language in the Philippines

The Spanish language was the lingua franca of the country until early 1900. When Americans imposed English, Spanish was gradually lost, but now it is struggling to return it back to schools. Guillermo Gomez Rivera and Teresita Liboro show us how they speak the Cervantes' language today in the Philippines.


New Prospects for the Spanish Language in the Philippines

What is left in Philippines after more than 350 years of Spanish domination? Why don´t they speak Spanish. Why do they believe in Jesus? The videos made by VJ Movement reporters.

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Chavacano - Chabacano - Chabakano -  etc.

a Spanish-based creole language spoken in the Philippines. It is the common name for the six dialects of what is formally known in Linguistics as Philippine Creole Spanish.

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Chavacano Language

Chavacano varieties

Chavacano Language – and the many several varieties of this creole and their classification

Chabacano/Spanish linguistic identity by John M. Lipski

The Early History of Chavacano de Zamboanga (1635 - 1718)

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Zamboangueño Creole Spanish by John M. Lipski and Salvatore Santoro

Bien Chabacano

It's all about the Chabacano de Zamboanga. Bien Chabacano is the first and only blog designed for Chabacano language enthusiasts which discusses and analyzes Chabacano word origins, Chabacano grammar and vocabulary, and so much more!

Look e.g. "Differences between the Chabacano Ermitaño - Chavacano de Ermita and the Chabacano de Zamboanga" HERE

Chabacano dialects, alphabet and pronunciation

Look also HERE

Chabacano Lesson These simple lessons are placed here in response to requests from Cavitenos, who wish to learn Chabacano.

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Learn Chavacano Online Free Learning Languages

Chavacano Basic Phrases - Mobile application (App)

Chavacano Medical Phrases - Mobile application (App)

The Kristiyano-Islam Peace Library, or KRIS

The only way to save Chavacano, Zamboanga City's pidgin Spanish language, is to teach and encourage young Zambuenos to speak it up with pride. Much as we admire the rise of many Chavacano-speaking page/groups in FB, we are alarmed seeing few young people joining in. As it is, Chavacano is in danger of dying with the older generation. At the Kristiyano-Islam (Kris) Peace Library, we encourage all Kris scholars and library users to speak pure Chavacano.


"Chavacano Yo"
Mar 5, 2014
Cavite is the home of Chavacano, a Spanish-based language that has long been spoken in a few communities but is said to be dying. Howie Severino and his documentary team journey to Cavite in search of this ancient tongue.



Chabacano Cavite - Comprendes criollo español de Filipinas?
El chabacano es un idioma criollo de Filipinas.
Lamentablemente, el idioma esta en peligro de desaparecer debido al uso generalizado del tagalo en la ciudad de Cavite y la disminución de los hablantes nativos.

Look also HERE



Speaking chabacano in Zamboanga

At Ateneo de Zamboanga, some students introduce themselves speaking in chabacano a pidgin language of Spanish and Cebuano





Porque - Chavacano love song
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"Body" Languages

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Filipino Body Language
Fans are called "paypay", "pamaypay", "abaniko (abanico)" in the Philippines

The abaniko, together with the baro't saya, was once a part of a lady's attire. Read about the various ways of using and holding the abaniko may convey different meanings.


Si la mujer escondía los ojos detrás del abanico, estaba diciendo a su interlocutor que lo quería.

If the woman hid her eyes behind the fan, she was saying to her would-be suitor that she loved him.

Si colocaba el abanico sobre la mejilla izquierda, la respuesta era: No; y si lo posaba sobre la derecha, la respuesta era: Sí.

If she placed the fan on her left cheek, the answer was: No; and if she placed it on the right cheek the answer was: Yes.

Si la mujer se abanicaba con rapidez, significaba que estaba comprometida; y si lo hacía lentamente, le transmitía que estaba casada.

If the woman fanned herself quickly it meant that she was engaged; and if she fanned herself languidly, she indicated that she was married.

Ref. for article and photo: HERE and HERE Look also HERE


A Traditional Form of Literacy by/Brad D. Washington, MA

Look also

Understanding Filipino Body Language and HERE

Filipino Body - Eye language

Filipino Gestures Conversation

Body - Eye language

This video is a part of the above article and

Gestures in the Philippines and

Signs and body language - Philippines example

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"Dead" - Endangered Languages - Etc.

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Ancient Philippine scripts
Linguistic insights into the history of Philippine script
by Christopher Miller
11th Philippine Linguistic Congress 2011-12-08
""This presentation presents new data derived from archival and other sources to corroborate the Fox-Conklin hypothesis that the Philippine "Baybayin" script is directly related to the known Bugis-Makassarese script of South Sulawesi via an earlier common South Sulawesi ancestor related directly to Sumatran scripts. New evidence is presented tracing these scripts to an informal variety of Devanagari that also gave birth to modern Gujarati script. The argument relies crucially on an embryonic theory of script structure and change described in the presentation. A short appendix (not presented...

Baybayin translator etc.


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Baybayin Documentary
Uploaded on Jun 20, 2011 by/Anne Michelle Paule

How to write Baybayin aka Alibata

Baybayin aka Alibata is a pre-Filipino writing system from the islands called the "Philippines". Baybayin comes from the word "baybay", which literally means "spell". Alibata was a term mistakenly coined by Paul Versoza in the early 1900's when he wrongly thought the script was rooted in Arabic.

Look also for more info

The video Tagalog's Baybayin script

Bisaya script (Suwat-Bisaya)

an ancient pre-Filipino writing system, it's member of the Brahmic family and closely related to the Baybayin script, Suwat bisaya is an Abugida or an alpha-syllabary writing system like most writing system used in South East Asia, where any consonant is pronounced with a vowel and using a diacritical mark to express other vowels.

HANUNOO (Hanonoo)

Spoken by 13,000 in Southern Oriental Mindoro

Look also HERE

Petroglyphs and Petrographs of the Philippines

Look also Philippine Paleographs

Hanunoo, Buid, Tagbanua and Pala’wan

List of endangered languages in Philippines

Thomas N. Headland

"Dead" Languages

Thirty Endangered Languages in the Philippines

subanoculture SUBANO, an endangered language
Lessons - Learn to speak - talk the languages of Philippines

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Languages Internationale (LI)

is a pioneering training institute in multilingual education in the Philippines. Founded by Ms. Fanny Del Rosario Diploma LI initially offered Spanish courses. Today, LI offers programs for individuals, multi-national corporations, and other groups training in 21 languages incl. Filipino and Local Philippine languages at basic, intermediate, advanced, and proficiency levels.

Bisaya-Kong-Dako! Ikaw? Unsa Ka?

Learn How To Speak The Visayan Language as Easy as Learning Your ABC's

Learn Visayan Languages
Prayers - Cebuano Language

The Lord's Prayer - The prayer that our Lord Jesus taught. In Cebuano with English subtitles

St. John Sahagun - Novena Prayer - Novena of St. John Sahagun Parish Toledo City, Cebu

3 O'clock Prayer

LIEMG Language Center

is the educational arm of Lin’s International Education Management Group that provides international language training e.g. English and Filipino to individuals of all ages and academic support for both local and foreign students. LIEMG Language Center offers also specially developed online study programs that are specifically designed for ESL learners of all ages across the globe.

Accredited by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and certified by the Bureau of Immigrations

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Learn a little Filipino. CFO's Guide to Learning Filipino
Learn Tagalog

learn many other languages HERE

Free Languages software for many countries
Videos with: Lessons - Learn to speak - talk the languages of Philippines

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Philippines version of the ABC song

Look the full description of the video and the History of Alphabet song HERE


Learning Tagalog - Filipino Languages

Basic Phrases

Learn to speak Tagalog by/pinoydirectory

Remark 12 very good instructive videos in the album

Learn Common Filipino Phrases

Top Local Phrases in Manila

Basic Filipino Language Tutorial

Learn Tagalog with The Travel Linguist


Tagalog - English - Danish - Basic lessons from danishpinay

danishpinay wrote: These videos are dedicated to all Filipino's living in or wanting to live in Denmark.


Learn to speak - talk the Visaya/Cebuano Language - Videos

3 albums in the sub-album so:

Learning Visaya/Cebuano Language

Remark 11 good instructive videos in this album

Look also HERE


Basic - Cebuano


English - Visayan Translation Tutorials:


Helpful Filipino terms and items, commonly used in cooking!

How To Count From 1 to 100 Using The Visayan Language


Ilocano words and English translation


Learn Ilonggo - Speak Hiligaynon

Looking to learn the Hiligaynon / Ilonggo language? Here's a brief introduction.


Bicol - Bikol

Basic greetings in Bicol, one of the languages spoken in the Bicol region.


How to Say

"Happy Birthday"

in Bolos, Province of Albay, Bicol (a Dumagat language)


Maguindanaon - Filipino - English Phrasebook

Maguindanaon is an Austronesian language spoken by majority of the population of Maguindanao Province in the Philippines. It is also spoken by sizable minorities in different parts of Mindanao such as the cities of Zamboanga, Davao, and General Santos, and the provinces of North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, South Cotabato, Sarangani, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay, as well as Metro Manila.

Slang, Swardspeak, Jejemon, Jeproks - etc.

Look also about "LGBT" HERE

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Swardspeak etc.

also known as "Bekimon" and "gay lingo"

is an argot or cant slang derived from Englog (Tagalog-English code-switching) and used by a number of homosexuals in the Philippines.

In order to trace and track this very colorful sub-language called swardspeak in the 1970s-80s, gayspeak / gay lingo in the 1990s-2000s, and now called bekispeak / beki lingo / bekimon (beki lingo + jejemon) in the latter 2010s up to the present, I will try, to the best of my abilities, to document the ever-changing language we so love to use these days.

Swardspeak is an argot or cant slang derived from Englog (Tagalog-English code-switching) and used by a number of homosexuals in the Philippines

Look the article as pdf HERE

Look also HERE and the below links and HERE

iMiszqcKyuH – means "I miss you"
eEoWpFhUeEhsxz – means "hi/hello"
aQ / aQcKuHh – means "me/ako"
kEo – means "kayo/you (pl.)"
Jejemon language

Jejemon is a pop culture phenomenon in the Philippines. According to Urban Dictionary a Jejemon is a person "who has managed to subvert the English language to the point of incomprehensibility." The Philippine Daily Inquirer describes Jejemons as a "new breed of hipster who have developed not only their own language and written text but also their own subculture and fashion."

IMPORTANT - Look also HERE and HERE and HERE

Luistro to teachers: Use jejemon if you have to
by Jee Y. Geronimo August 02, 2013

The education secretary admits it's a bad example, but it reflects the reality in PH – teachers must teach in jejemon if that's what the preschooler understands.


Millennial slang
Jan 19, 2017 - Aired: January 19, 2017
Ang mga katagang 'ATM' o 'SMH,' ano nga ba ang ibig sabihin nito? Isa 'yan sa mga millenial slangs na talamak na wikang ginagamit ng mga kabataan ngayon. Alamin ang mga pinagmulan nito sa video na ito!


Jejemon culture and language

With the advent of "Jejemon"/"Swagger" and "Bekimon"/"Gay Lingo", much of the correct usage of the Filipino language has been lost on the youth. Veteran journalist Malou Mangahas takes us through the fate of our National Language on Investigative Documentaries. (Aired June 7, 2012)


Jeproks to Jejemon: How the Filipino language evolves

Along with the changing times, our language, Filipino goes through a lot of change. There are words that are added in our vocabulary which enriches our language. Aug 25, 2014

Look also the article HERE


Long before #hugot, there was #emo

From being a state of mind, "emo" has evolved into a fashion style and musical genre, especially popular among teens. Is it the precursor to what we know now in pop culture as "#hugot"? Nov 25, 2014


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The Philippine Institute of Japanese Language & Culture

Look also HERE

Traditional & Indigenous Literature - Libraries, Writers, Books, Novels - Etc.

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Filipino bloggers

Comic artists - Etc.

Libraries - Etc.

Libraries´ & Librarians´ organizations - Etc.

Filipino Writers Links

Literature - Etc.

Blogging - Bloggers - Ethics - Etc.

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Bolet Banal on reading in the social media age
November 22, 2016
Quezon City Representative Bolet Banal, author of the Araw ng Pagbasa bill, speaks to Rappler about reading in the age of social media.

What started as a local advocacy that promotes reading and literacy in Quezon City became an annual celebration in the Philippines after Republic Act 10556 or The Araw ng Pagbasa Act of 2013 was signed into law by former President Benigno Aquino III.

Nationwide storytelling
sessions mark Araw ng Pagbasa

Look also

Republic Act 10556 or “The Araw ng Pagbasa Act of 2013”.
The State recognizes and supports endeavors that promote reading and literacy, motivate awareness and uphold our Filipino heritage and culture, including educational activities.
November 27 of every year is hereby declared as “Araw ng Pagbasa”, which shall be a regular working holiday, to be celebrated in all elementary and secondary schools in the country. In the event that the holiday falls on a weekend, the holiday shall be observed on the Friday of that week.

From an old poet to a young novelist (and back)
by Mila D. Aguilar January 02, 2017

A lesson in martial law and current history

Vergel Santos on “The Censored Press”
July 6, 2016 says a great article IMPORTANT to read

Look the article as pdf HERE

National Book Development Board - NBDB

The enactment of Republic Act 8047, also known as the Book Publishing Industry Development Act, was a clear demonstration of the government's attention to the important role of books in nation building. The law created the National Book Development Board which is tasked primarily to formulate and implement a National Book Policy with a corresponding National Book Development Plan geared towards the development of the book publishing industry.

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April is National Literature Month in the Philippines
Ang Abril ay Buwan ng Panitikan ng Filipinas.
March 09, 2016
The Filipino ReaderCon

has become an annual event, always with the following objectives:
•provide support, instruction, and social time for book club members and book bloggers
•celebrate readers and reading in the Philippines
•promote a closer connection between readers and writers and/or publishers
•acknowledge beloved Filipino books through the Readers’ Choice Book Awards

Look also HERE

Move your books to Mindanao!
by/Lou Gepuela August 05, 2015

Books are passports to learning possibilities. Help young Mindanawans achieve their potential!

Philippine Literature

by/Dindo de Quiroz and Jonalyn Mariquina

Very good informations about Philippine Literature

Look as pdf HERE or as Video

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Post-Colonial Literature Abrogation and Appropriation:
Post-Colonial Literature in the Philippines
by/E. Vallado Daroy
Pre-Colonial Philippine Literature

by/ unknown writer

Very good informations about Pre-Colonial Philippine Literature

Look as pdf HERE



Biag ni Lam-ang

(English: "The Life of Lam-ang") is an epic poem of the Ilokano people from the Ilocos region of the Philippines. Recited and written in the original Iloko, the poem is believed [by whom?] to be a composite work of various poets who passed it on through the generations, and was first transcribed around 1640 by a blind Ilokano bard named Pedro Bucaneg.


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Pedro Bukaneg Pedro Bukaneg (Pedro Bucaneg)

was the legendary “first Ilokano man-of-letters,” who, according to stories, translated to Iloko many church doctrines, including the Doctrina Cristiana from Latin and Spanish. Bukaneg’s translation works of religious teachings were said to have facilitated the Ilokanos’ conversion to Christianity.

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Ilokano literature or Iloko literature pertains to the literary works of writers of Ilocano ancestry


Philippine Literature in the Spanish period

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Philippine literature in Spanish 1593 to present

Francisco Baltazar y dela Cruz (1788-1862)

was the preeminent poet of the Tagalog language and author of the literary masterpiece Florante at Laura. Baltazar is otherwise known as Francisco Balagtas, his original name. He had taken the name Balagtas from a Manila family whom he had served as a houseboy. He was affectionately called Kiko.

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Its name comes from the original surname of Francisco Baltazar, Balagtas, having been created to honor his birth anniversary.

The balagtasan is a debate in poetic verse. It was created during the American Colonization of the Philippines, inspired by old forms of Philippine verse debate like the karagatan, Juego de Prenda and the duplo.
The first balagtasan was held on 6 April 1924. Three sets of poets participated using scripted defenses.


Francisco Alonso Liongson (1896–1965), "Don Paco"

as he was better known, lived in one of the most exciting periods of Philippine history. His works have become precious gems of Philippine Literature in Spanish and historic records of the Filipino psyche and social life between 1896 and 1950.

Severino Montano (1915 in Laoag, Ilocos Norte – 12 December 1980)

He was a playwrighter, director, actor and theater organizer with an output of one novel, 150 poems and 50 plays in his 65-year lifetime.

Severino Montano's "Sabina": A Review of a Philippine Tragedy in English July 3, 2011 - look this as pdf HERE

Nick Joaquin

Nicomedes Márquez Joaquín (May 4, 1917 – April 29, 2004) was a Filipino writer, historian and journalist, best known for his short stories and novels in the English language. He also wrote using the pen name Quijano de Manila. Joaquín was conferred the rank and title of National Artist of the Philippines for Literature.

Look also HERE and

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by Carlos P. Romulo
The Project Gutenberg EBook

The Indolence of the Filipino

by José Rizal (1861–1896).


Jose Rizal

Historical reactions to the publication of Rizal's two novels - Philippine - Spain 100 Years Ago

The video portray the historical reactions to the publication of Rizal's two novels, Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo, which moved the Filipino nation to revolt against the Spanish colonial master


Original Manuscript Noli Me Tangere ongoing restoration - May 13, 2011

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Noli Me Tangere

commonly referred to by its shortened name Noli first in 1887

María Clara

whose full name is María Clara de los Santos, is the mestiza heroine in Noli Me Tangere

Jose Rizal - His life and His works

and about Rizal Day

Marcelo Hilario del Pilar y Gatmaitán

August 30, 1850 – July 4, 1896, better known by his pen name Plaridel, was a Filipino writer, lawyer, journalist, and freemason. Del Pilar, along with José Rizal and Graciano López Jaena, became known as the leaders of the Reform Movement in Spain

Look also Museo ni Marcelo H. del Pilar

Like The Molave Like The Molave - poem
by/Rafael Zulueta da Costa

Like The Molave talks about heroes and how they inspire regular Filipinos to be great themselves and join them on the quest to make the Philippines a more prosperous place. The poem states that whilst many Filipinos are achieving great things for their country, there is still much more to be done and more residents must contribute to the efforts. In short, Like The Molave is about inspiring the Filipino nation to improve their country and make it self-sufficient.

Wilfredo Ma. Guerrero

(January 22, 1911 - April 28, 1995) was a Filipino playwright, director, teacher and theater artist. He has written well over a hundred plays, 41 of which have been published. His unplays have either been broadcast over the radio or staged in various parts of the Philippines.

Look his play (text) "THREE RATS" as pdf HERE and - or the below video


Wilfredo Ma. Guerrero - THREE RATS

LIT101 presentation. UE Manila. College of Business Administration. Professor Menandro Mortel. January 2013.

Mar 12, 2013

Starring: Renz Mojares, Cristel Mutia and Joshua Nogot.
Directed and Edited by: Sharmaine Tarun


The Condemned Film Adaptation by Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero

A film adaptation as our entry for our Speech Fest last October 9, 2013 wherein we won five awards; 2nd Runner-up Best Film Adaptation, Best Sounds, Best Screen Play, Best Performing Actor in a Leading Role, and Best Performing Actress in a Leading Role. Congratulations BEED-III of Cainta Catholic College Batch 2011-2015! Great Job! Oct 10, 2013

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Guillermo Gómez Rivera
a Filipino multilingual author, historian, educator and linguistic scholar whose lifelong work has been devoted to the often controversial movement to preserve Spanish culture as an important element of the Filipino identity.

What drives interest in Filipino-language books
The bestsellers list in the country is usually dominated by English language novels. But some Filipino authors now say, interest in Tagalog or Filipino books is growing particularly among the youth. - ANC, The World Tonight, August 10, 2015

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Philippine Literature

The variety and abundance of Philippine literature evolved even before the colonial periods.

Look also "Philippine Literature - A Brief History" HERE

TCCnotes.phi.lit. The Literary Forms (in all ways) in Philippine Literature, speeches, songs etc.

Look the article HERE

The Literary Forms

The Literary Forms in Philippine Literature

by: Christine F. Godinez-Ortega

Literature of the Philippines History of the Literature of the Philippines
Pinoy Poets Group

The Pinoy Poets Circle Group gathered Filipino poets from Manila and all across the globe for an unforgettable night of poetry reading, wine and music.

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Pinoy Poets Group Event

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We Have A Dream!


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Look also the article "Merging art and literature to solve illiteracy"
July 18, 2015
'It's our hope that one of the stories we publish, one of the artworks we show, or one of the ideas we share, would one day inspire a child to make the world a better place'
Center for Art, New Ventures and Sustainable Development (CANVAS) hopes to donate one million books to one million children nationwide.

Philippine literature in English
Cebuano literature Cebuano literature
The Literature of Eastern Visayas The Literature of Eastern Visayas

By Victor N. Sugbo

Ilokano literature

or Iloko literature pertains to the literary works of writers of Ilocano ancestry

Filipino women writers

The history of Filipino women writers is an account of how Philippine women became literary “mistresses of the ink” and “lady pen-pushers” who created works of fiction or factual and historical storybooks, poetry, novels, short stories, essays, biographies, autobiographies and other known writing genres.

The History of Filipino Women's Writings

by Riitta Vartti

Look the article as pdf  HERE

Books in Tagalog

for free downloads

Introduction to Ambahan

The ambahan is a literary product and poetic expression of the Southern Mangyans of Mindoro

Philippine Children's Books
Jamie’s Best Friend

Filipino authors successfully launch Jamie’s Best Friend, the new children’s book by New York-based Filipino author, Paolo Bitanga and Manila-based illustrator, Winnie Wong. June 28, 2015
The self-book Jamie's Best Friend aims to inspire both readers and other authors


Keeping alive the Pangasinan language - Literature

Erwin Fernandez and his children's story, Liwawa


Poets Santiago Villafania and Jesamyn Diokno

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The library and the bibliophile
May 22, 2016 By Deneb Batucan

Stephanie Jarina takes her love for books to a new level
NOTHING beats the feeling of skimming one’s fingers through a newly printed book. And as you read on, the faint smell of ink and paper melded into one takes a person into a whole new world full of discoveries and endless possibilities.

Filipino bloggers

This section has been moved - Look MUCH more about Blog Blogging - Bloggers - Ethics - Etc. with e.g.:

The rise of the pro-Duterte bloggers and The dancer-turned-blogger Mocha Uson

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Comic artists - Etc.

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34 Filipino web comic artists to follow
by Andoyman & Nile Villa May 06, 2017

Check out some of the best local comic artists and their work!


The Philippine Comics Art Museum
Located in San Pablo City

Filipino Comics Artists 1886-2006

The Philippine Comics Art Museum wrote on Nov 6, 2011:
A video I made in 2006. A lot of things have changed since then. But I wanted to show this now to all those reading and creating new komiks in the Philippines today.

Libraries - Etc.

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Puerto Princesa launches ‘Hanging Library’
Oct 4, 2016 By Catherine Santos
The Department of Education Puerto Princesa (City DepEd), in partnership with the Rotary Club of Makati Olympia, launched the ‘Hanging Library’, also tagged as “Cocoon of Knowledge”, on Sunday, October 2 at Sittio Tuod, Bgy. Montible.

The said library, which featured a reading area hoisted on treetops, was made to mainly benefit members of the Tagbanua tribe, out-of-school youth (OSY) and other students of Alternative Learning System (ALS) in the area, all with ages ranging from 12 to 62 years old.

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Book Stop Project brings libraries to communities
by Danielle Nakpil August 27, 2017 - with Video

The Book Stop Project aims to give everyone access to libraries and ultimately to help build an active citizenry.

The emerging libraries
February 20, 2017 By Christine Joice C. Cudis

IN THESE changing times, planes no longer just fly on the air, they can now float at sea and cars are starting to explore the sky but books, they can still take you everywhere even while you’re in one place, the library.

How community libraries can change lives
by Dwight De Leon July 27, 2016

Established in 2010, the Library Renewal Partnership aims to build at least 200 community libraries by 2020 and 'empower Filipinos to make our nation great again'

3 interesting things about Ayala’s ‘Little Free Library’
November 06, 2016

TO further foster a culture for learning and creative expression in its mall, Ayala Center Cebu launched its first Little Free Library (LFL) last Oct. 16 at the Level 4 Garden Area.

National Library of the Philippines

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The National Library

Koha, Integrated Library System


subjects contain Braille

Look also Library for the Blind Section caters for visually impaired researchers which offers free use of computers, braille and large print collections of books and serials as well as audio book reproduction. Researchers are also allowed to loan out resources with the approval of the Division Chief.


Tour inside Malacañang Palace's Presidential Museum and Library

The Malacañang Library was instituted in 1946 (then known as the Malacañan Palace Library) to serve as a general reference library for the use of Malacañang officials and employees, as well as students and researchers.

At this time the Malacañan Palace Library referred to the collections housed inside the Palace and which were used by the President, while the Malacañang Library became the general circulation library catering to officials and employees of the Office of the President as well as the general public.

The Presidential Museum and Library is located within Malacañan Palace. It is responsible for preserving, managing, and promoting the history and heritage of the Philippine Presidency. It is also open to the public. Aug 15, 2014

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Pambansang Sinupan ng Pilipinas

NLP Building, T. M. Kalaw Street, Ermita, 1000 Manila

13 million Spanish documents

60 million cataloged public documents

Look RA 9470 - National Archives of the Philippines Act of 2007

and Discovering Philippines - Spanish Archives


National Archives of the Philippines

Cebu from 1600 to 1898

We will trace the documents and papers about Cebu from 1600 to 1898 that are kept by the National Archives of the Philippines through this episode of Kabilin entitled NATIONAL ARCHIVES! Host: Archaeologist and Professor Jojo Bersales.

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The Philippine eLib

Quick Guide on How to Access

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Your access to the most comprehensive libraries in the Philippines and the world.

Basilica Del Santo Niño Library

Heeding the wise advice of St. Augustine of Hippo that in every house there should be a library (Possidius 31, 6,8), the Augustinian Friars of the Basilica put up a library in one of the corners of the convent. We don’t exactly know when this library was put up, but it is safe to surmise that it was established when the convent was constructed and completed in 1764.

The Veterans Federation of the Philippines Museum, Library, Archive and Theatre (VFPMLAT)

in Taguig City is undoubtedly world-class. This museum is a fitting tribute to the gallantry of the World War II soldiers to whom it is dedicated. The Veterans Federation of the Philippines (VFP) initiated the complex to preserve the stories of their members.

Look also HERE and Filipino World War II Veterans


IPOPHL & ITSO, Intellectual Property (IP) Office of the Philippines


Innovation & Technology Support Offices or “patent libraries”

Mapúa Institute of Technology (MIT, Mapúa Tech or simply Mapúa)

Mapúa Library

Look the Videos

Mapúa Intramuros Library Orientation Video

Mapúa Library AVP


The Philippine E-Journals

is an expanding collection of academic journals that are made accessible globally through a single Web-based platform. It is hosted by C&E Publishing, Inc.

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Technology Resource Center - TRC

eTRC - eLibrary reaching Filipinos all over the world, the TRC hosts an online electronic library called eTRC. The portal is accessible and boasts of over 8,000 downloadable livelihood manuals.

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Libraries in the Philippines

Note: Libraries listed here fall into three categories, namely: Academic Libraries (A-Z), Public Libraries, and Special Libraries.

Academic libraries serve colleges and universities, their students, staff and faculty. Larger institutions may have several libraries on their campuses dedicated to serving particular schools such as law and science libraries.

Public libraries serve the general public, "from cradle to grave". They often have departments that focus on areas of service, such as youth, teens and senior citizens.

Special libraries offer resources and collections in a specialized environment of interest, such as corporations, hospitals, the military, museums, private businesses, and the government. Special libraries can serve particular populations, such as the blind and physically handicapped, while others are dedicated to special collections.

Davao City Public Library - Among PH's best
March 11, 2017 By Anna B. Sotto
The Davao City Public Library with its humble beginnings proved how it stood the test of time. With over 40,000 books and post-modern facilities to access this, it has become the melting pot for learning in Davao City.
What started as a small hub in Magallanes Street in 1938 has now branched to four satellite libraries, three reading centers and one mobile library to reach the remote areas of Davao.
Filipinas Heritage Library website

The Filipinas Heritage Library, a division of the Ayala Foundation, Inc. (AFI), is a one-stop electronic research center on the Philippines. We provide access to the wealth of Filipino heritage through the latest in information technology and telecommunications.

The Library houses over 13,000 contemporary volumes on Philippine history, art, language, religion and the social sciences, and over 2,000 rare titles, rare books on microfiche, maps, and an extensive library of slides and photographs.

It has also ventured into the digitization of its collection, CD-ROM publishing, as well as the development of web pages and electronic databases.

Mangyan Heritage Center (MHC)

is a library, archive, and research & education center located in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. The MHC promotes awareness of the indigenous peoples of the island of Mindoro.

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Librewry Café

Available 24/7 at Casa Azzuri building on Don A. Velez street between Hayes and Chavez streets, Cagayan de Oro


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The library with no rules

Manila's Reading Club 2000

is a library like no other: it lets anyone borrow and then bring back or keep any of its thousands of books.

Reading Club 2000 is an informal library set up by Hernando Guanlao outside his ancestral home in central Manila, Philippines. Hernando Guanlao, known by his nickname Nanie, wanted to encourage his local community to share his joy of reading.

Look also HERE and HERE

and the Videos

The Story of the Filipino - Mang Nanie

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In one man's residence, books of all kinds occupy almost every available space. This is the story of Hernando Guanlao. The Story of the Filipino. Mar 4, 2013

The reading club 2000, 24 oras na bukas (Makati) Jun 6, 2012

LibraryLink is a one-stop resource center for Filipiniana resources.

Look also LibraryLink HERE

The Chan Robles Virtual Law Library of Law of the Philippines - Look also HERE


Project Mountain Alphabet

building a library from the kindness of strangers

a book drive for a public school in Mankayan, Benguet Province

20 May 2013 by/Thomson Reuters

Look also HERE

and "Negros Occidental Mindoro is Next for Project Mountain Alphabet - Tuesday, June 25, 2013" HERE

and the Video Documentary

Project Mountain Alphabet First Library Building
March 9, 2013

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Colalo, Mankayan, Benguet - The Project Mountain Alphabet first project at Colalo Elementary was a success. The success of the said project is contributed solely by the group of individuals who donated a portion of their resources to help the needy. A sign that bayanihan is still very much alive to every Filipino who helped.


AHON - Acts of Hope for the Nation

Foundation is a non-stock, non-profit organization with a mission to develop public elementary libraries all over the Philippines

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has been around for 30 years. In three decades, the all-volunteer children’s charity has built over 10,000 libraries around the world, primarily in the Philippines, in hard-to-reach barrios and areas of conflict. Our work has done more than bring literacy to poor children in the Philippines

The UST Miguel de Benavides Library

formerly called UST Central Library is the central library of the University of Santo Tomas. The Library has been in continuous service and even antedates the existence of the University itself. Even wars did not interrupt this service and it has adapted over time.

SERP-P - SocioEconomic Research Portal for the Philippines

is an online electronic database of completed, ongoing and pipeline research studies related to economic development and policymaking in the Philippines.

Welcome to the web’s most accessible collection of prescription medication package inserts and medication labels directly from the FDA’s central repository.

Asian Rare Books

For history buffs and those who would like to see countless and precious materials on Asian and Philippine history

Unit 11-A One Mckinley Place
26th Street, Crescent Park West
Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig 1634

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Museo Pambata & Mobile Library

in the Ermita district of Manila, is a children's interactive museum. Unlike traditional museums where items are stored behind glass and touching is highly discouraged, Museo Pambata invites visitors to learn with the exhibits by using their total senses. It envisions itself as a discovery museum and resource center promoting Filipino global culture, children's advocacy programs, and creative educational programs with linkages to global communities. The museum also has regular programs and events for various sectors.

Look also HERE and the article "Visiting magical Museo Pambata"
by/Sheen Irerick Seeckts August 30, 2015
A writer shares her experience touring Museo Pambata

and the Videos

Museo Pambata (Host: Ann Mateo)

20 Years with the Mobile Library
The Mobile Library has been sharing the joy of reading to children all over the Philippines for 20 years now! Take a look at the Mobile Library's journey throughout the years. Jul 28, 2015

Libraries´ & Librarians´ organizations - Etc.

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Library Organizations - Wiki

Association of Special Libraries of the Philippines (ASLP)

is a non-stock, non-profit organization composed of special librarians from government institutions, private sectors, business community and the academe.

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 It was established in 1954 as a result of the implementation plan spearheaded by the Interdepartmental Reference Service (IDRS). It took the place of the Philippine Council for US Aid (PHILCUSA) which initiates the rehabilitation progress of disorganized libraries.

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Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. - PLAI

The Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (formerly known as the Philippine Library Association) is the only nationally accredited professional organization of librarians in the Philippines to date. At present, it serves as the umbrella organization for all library groups in the country.

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Philippine Association of Academic and Research Librarians - PAARL

represents the librarians of institutions supporting scholarly, research and/or formal education on the collegiate level and above

Philippine Association of School Librarians, Inc. PASLI

is the Philippine’s official association of school librarians from both public and private institutions.

The Medical and Health Librarians Association of the Philippines (MAHLAP)
ALAP Agricultural Librarians Association of the Philippines (ALAP)

Filipino Writers Links

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Young poets and the art of spoken word
by/Fritzie Rodriguez Feb 28, 2015

Is poetry dead? No, never.

Far from it.

Poets say the art not only exists on paper, but also in the streets, in music, in images, in motion. It is everywhere. And for some, it’s up there on stage.

For more information on Words Anonymous and spoken word poetry, you may visit them on Twitter. You may also reach them at 09154020615 and

Cecilia Manguerra Brainard Cecilia Manguerra Brainard is the award-winning author and editor of eight books, including the internationally-acclaimed When the Rainbow Goddess Wept
Lina Espina Moore Lina Espina Moore belongs to the post World War II generation of writers who contributed much to the vitality of Philippine literature in English.

Literature - Etc.

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Oral & Intangible Cultural Heritage Safeguarding Oral & Intangible Cultural Heritage

 Oral & Intangible Heritage - the Maranao people - The Darangen

The Darangen is an ancient epic song that encompasses a wealth of knowledge about the Maranao people who live in the Lake Lanao region of Mindanao.

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Oral & Intangible Heritage - Ifugao Hudhud

The Hudhud Chants of the Ifugao

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Ifugao Gong Music and dance

Spanish Archives Discovering Philippines - Spanish Archives

so many great historical informations with a lot of photos etc.


A Read - To - Grow

is a safe haven for underpriviledge children. Here , they enjoy and learn from storybooks with Christian values. Can you imagine the effect if we teach a child to read? We have reached out to a family. This creates a ripple effect. We believe that literacy gives a child to drink, imparts knowledge to eliminate disease, and develops self-esteem in a child. Food for the Hungry - FH is in partnership with MEANS with a vision to help establish reading centers for children in the Philippines.

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I can't change Filipino librarians, but I can change the way you look at us.

Many informations and articles

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The "Balikbayan family-union - AboutPhilippines" far away from the beloved Philippines

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