isang malaking langaw
a big fly
patay na langaw
Pinatay ni Obama ang langaw.
Obama killed the fly.
infested with flies
to have almost no one show up at an event − just flies
Komedya ng mga Langaw (tula ni Joe Lad Santos)
Comedy of Flies (poem by Joe Lad Santos)
Third Prize, 1979
Pambansang Timpalak sa Pagsulat ng Tula
National Competition in Poetry Writing
In 2006, Kristian Sendon Cordero won second prize in Filipino short fiction category of the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature for “Langaw” (Fly).
*The Tagalog word for 'to fly' is lipad.
large fly, blowfly