LAYA

laya
freedom, liberty

palayain
to free, to release, to emancipate

kalayaan
independence, freedom, liberty

malaya
free, emancipated

nakalaya
was able to become free

lumaya
to become free

pagpapalaya
liberation

kalayaan sa pananampalataya
freedom of religion


Malaya is also the name of a national newspaper in the Philippines.

The Tagalog word for 'free' as in 'no financial cost' is libre.