HO

The word ho is a less honorific form of po, a marker of respect.


Compare the following Tagalog sentences, which mean “Thank you.”

1. Salamat.

2. Salamat ho.

3. Salamat po. 

Use #1 with people your age, #3 with the elderly, and #2 ( ~ ho) with old people you are comfortable with.

Ano ho?
What?
(respectfully asking)

Baka ho.
Maybe.

Oho.
Yes.