Lubi-Lubi (Waray Song)

Lubi-Lubi is a Waray folk song. Athough Waray is a language spoken only in the Visayas region, this song is taught in elementary schools elsewhere in the Philippines because the last lines serve as a useful mnemonic for the months of the year.

Enero, Pebrero… (January, February…)

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Pamulinawen (Ilocano Song)

Pamulinawen is a folk song in Ilocano, a language distinct from Tagalog.

Pamulinawen is the name of a woman to whom the man is singing.

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Manang Biday (Ilocano Song)

Manang Biday is a famous Ilocano song.

Please note that Ilocano is a language that’s distinct from Tagalog. The song title refers to an “older sister” whose name is Biday.

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“Waray-Waray” Song

The lyrics are a mixture from the Tagalog and the Waray languages, which are very distinct from each other. Waray or Winaray is spoken mainly in the Visayas region of the Philippines. The people in the area are also called Waray.


Waray Waray hindi tatakas
Waray Waray handang matodas
Waray Waray bahala bukas
Waray Waray manigas!

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Si Pilemon (Folksong in Cebuano)

Si Pilemon is a Cebuano folksong that’s popular even with Tagalog speakers who don’t know Cebuano.

The title of this song has also been spelled as Si Filemon, Si Pilimon, Si Pilemon, Si Filimon, si Philimon…


Si Pilemon, si Pilemon namasol sa kadagatan.
Nakakuha, nakakuha og isdang tambasakan.
Gibaligya, gibaligya sa merkadong guba—
Ang halin pulos kura, ang halin pulos kura,
Igo lang ipanuba.

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Dandansoy (Visayan Song)

A popular Visayan folk song is Dandansoy. Note that this is not a Tagalog song. The Visayan language in which Dandansoy is most often sung is Hiligaynon Bisaya, also known as Ilonggo.

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Atin Cu Pung Singsing

Kapampangan is another language in the Philippines that’s very distinct from Tagalog.

The most popular folk song from the province of Pampanga is Atin Cu Pung Singsing (I Have a Ring).

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Chavacano Song by Major Chords

Chavacano or Chabacano is a Spanish-based creole language spoken in the Philippines. It is most associated with the Zamboanga area on the southern island of Mindanao. There are at least one million Filipinos who speak this language fluently.

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