Mga Bugtong at Sagot

Mga Bugtong: Tagalog Riddles

 
Isang balong malalim, punong-puno ng patalim.
A deep well that is full of chisels.

SAGOT:

 
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TULA: Pag-ibig (Love)

A breathtaking Tagalog poem about love written by the prolific Filipino poet Jose Corazon De Jesus.

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Kasabihan: Filipino Sayings

The difference between a saying and a proverb? Not much.

According to definitions in the dictionary:

A saying (kasabihan) is an often repeated and familiar expression. Example of usage in sentence: That’s an old saying we have here in the Philippines.

A proverb (salawikain) is an old and popular saying that illustrates something such as a basic truth or a practical precept. Example of an English proverb: “Slow and steady wins the race.”

Simplified to the extreme, a proverb is a saying that is older and has more history!

Recognize this saying?

Wala nang hihigit pang kadakilaan sa pag-alay ng buhay sa bayan.
There is no greater nobility than offering one’s life to the nation.
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Filipino Love Poetry

Filipinos refer to a ‘love poem’ as tula sa pag-ibig, tula ng pag-ibig or tulang pag-ibig.

tula ng pag-ibig
poem of love

tulang pag-ibig
love poem

tula sa pag-ibig
poem on love

Here is a partial list of Tagalog poems available for reading on this website:

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Biag ni Lam-ang (Summary)

Ilocano: Biag ni Lam-ang
Tagalog: Buhay ni Lam-ang

BIAG NI LAM-ANG (Life of Lam-ang) is a pre-Hispanic epic poem of the Ilocano people of the Philippines. The story was handed down orally for generations before it was written down around 1640 assumedly by a blind Ilokano bard named Pedro Bucaneg.
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Banaag at Sikat (Buod)

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IBALON

Ang Ibalon ay matandang pangalan ng Bikol.
Ibalon is an old name for the Bicol region of the Philippines.

Noong 1895, si Prayle Jose Castaño ay may kinaibigang lagalag na mang-aawit na si Cadungdung. Sa kanya narinig ng pare ang epikong Ibalon. Itinala at isinalin ng pare sa Kastila ang isinalysay sa kanya ni Cadungdung.

Ang epiko ay nababahagi sa trilohiya. Inilalarawan dito ang kabayanihan nina Baltog, Handiong at Bantong.

Buod ng Ibalon

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IBONG ADARNA – Tagalog

Ang korido ng Ibong Adarna ay ang kasaysayan ng isang hari na Fernando ang pangalan at ang asawa ay Reyna Valeriana. May tatlo silang anak na ang mga pangalan ay prinsipe Pedro, prinsipe Diego at prinsipe Juan.

Ang Alamat ng Ibong Adarna

‘The Legend of the Adarna Bird’ in Tagalog

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