Halimbawa ng Talumpati

This is great example of a traditional speech in Tagalog. It was given by Ms. Pilar J. Lazaro Hipolito at Bagumbayan, in commemoration of the 10th year after the execution of Filipino national hero Jose Rizal.

(Palakpakan, spelled Palacpacan the old-fashioned way, refers to the applause from the audience.)

Talumpating Binigkas Ng Bb. Pilar J. Lázaro Hipolito Sa Look Ng Bagumbayan, Alang-alang Sa Ika-Sampung Taon Ng Pagkakabaril Sa Ating Bayani

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Mi Ultimo Adiós (Jose Rizal)

This was the last poem written by Filipino national hero Jose Rizal before he was executed in Manila on December 30, 1896.

It was untitled, but Filipinos refer to it as ‘Mi Ultimo Adios‘ (English translation: My Last Farewell) and have variously translated it into Tagalog as Huling Paalam and Ang Aking Huling Paalam.

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Sa Aking Mga Kabata

This Tagalog poem was long assumed to have been written by Filipino national hero Jose Rizal when he was eight years old, though that assumption is now widely doubted. It is translated into English as ‘To My Fellow Youth.’
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Ang Aking Huling Paalam

Tagalog translation of the Spanish poem Mi Ultimo Adios written by Filipino national hero Jose Rizal.

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Huling Paalam ni Jose Rizal

This is a Tagalog translation by Andres Bonifacio of the poem Mi Último Adios  (My Last Farewell) originally written in Spanish by Filipino national hero Jose Rizal.

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A La Juventud Filipina (Jose Rizal)

This Spanish poem was written by Filipino national hero Jose Rizal when he was only 18 years old. It won him first prize in a competition at the University of Santo Tomas. Continue reading “A La Juventud Filipina (Jose Rizal)”


This word is from the Spanish chinela (meaning: ‘slipper’).

slippers, flip-flops



When Filipinos say “slippers” in English, half of the time they’re referring to flipflops made of synthetic resin. These are the contemporary tsinelas.

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Talambuhay ni Jose Rizal

Kaarawan ni Gat Jose Rizal: ika-19 ng Hunyo

This biography of Filipino national hero Jose Rizal was written in Tagalog by Jose N. Sevilla y Tolentino in the early 1920s.

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