This is a fairly old Filipino word no longer commonly used in contemporary conversations in the Philippines.
A paminggalan is a traditional Filipino kitchen cabinet with slatted wood panels. The slats were for ventilation.
simple food cabinet with screened door
cabinet used for storing leftover food
food storage cabinets
gawa sa kahoy
made of wood
gawa sa kawayan
made of bamboo
aparador kung saan inilalagay ang mga pinggan at tasa
cabinet where plates and cups are placed
Umakyat ako sa silya at kumuha ng tinapay sa garapon na nasa ibabaw ng paminggalan. I climbed onto a chair and got bread from the jar on top of the cupboard.
Kung sa sariling paminggalan.
Doesn’t matter if a plate breaks,
As long as its in one’s own cupboard.
This Filipino saying refers to the keeping of family secrets.