How To Say “I Love You” In 22 Different Philippine Languages

Regions primarily spoken: Pangasinan, Benguet, Zambales, Tarlac, Nueva Vizcaya, and Aurora

Regions primarily spoken: Isabela and Cagayan

Regions primarily spoken: Koronadal, Sarangani, and Davao

Regions primarily spoken: Manila, Central and Southern Luzon, Marinduque, and parts of Mindoro

Regions primarily spoken: Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Abra, Isabela, and Nueva Ecija

Regions primarily spoken: Bicol, parts of Catanduanes, Burias Islands, and Masbate

Regions primarily spoken: Maguindanao, Zamboanga, Davao, Cotabato, and Sultan Kudarat

Regions primarily spoken: Cavite, Zamboanga, Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi

Regions primarily spoken: Western Visayas, parts of Masbate, and Northern Mindanao.

For the rest, click here. Original source: Buzzfeed Philippines

The Female Eye Film Festival in community partnership with Kapwa Collective present:

K’na, The Dreamweaver
written and directed by Ida Anita del Mundo


Sunday, June 21, 2015 || 2:00 - 3:30pm
Small World Theatre, Studio 101
180 Shaw Street, Toronto

As part of Female Eye Film Festival’s Indigenous Film Program, K’na, The Dreamweaver, 2014 Cinemalaya Film Festival award recipient for Best Production Design and Special Jury Prize, will be shared with the Toronto audience this Sunday. “Showcasing the natural beauty of South Cotabato in Mindanao, and the vibrant culture of the T’boli people and their tradition of t’nalak weaving, K’na the Dreamweaver tells the legend of K’na, a young T’boli princess who must choose between ending an age-old war between her village or following her heart to be with the man she loves,” stated Ida in a recent press release cited by BusinessWorld.

T’nalak is a traditional cloth weaved with designs granted through dreams by Fu Dalu, the goddess of abaca. Sharing K’na, The Dreamweaver, and the practice of dreamweaving, fulfills Ida’s promise to the T’bolis that she would share their culture with the world.

K’na, The Dreamweaver, will be shown alongside The Bride (directed by Khosrow Azarbeyg) and Female Eye Young Aboriginal Fimmaker Shorts and Q & A with the filmmakers to follow.

Limited seating available. Tickets can be purchased at the theatre box office 30 minutes before show time.

We look forward to celebrating K'na, The Dreamweaver with you. Tey Bong S’lamat.



Ida Anita del Mundo is a writer and musician. She writes primarily for The Philippine Star’s Starweek Magazine and has been a fellow of the Silliman University National Writers Workshop and the Iyas National Writers’ Workshop. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from De La Salle University-Manila.

Aside from being a writer, she is a Music and Movement teacher at Bankstreet Summit School. She has also taught Literature and Art Appreciation at De La Salle University-Manila. Ida has been playing the violin since she was three years old. She is currently a member of the Manila Symphony Orchestra.

“Always Honest, Not Always Pretty”

The Female Eye Film Festival, established in 2001, is North America’s top international Women Directors film festival. In it’s 13th year, the FeFF illuminates the best of independent films and offers the cinematic perspective of women directors from around the world. Presenting 86 films from across Canada, the United States, and countries including Armenia, France, Italy, Germany, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Iran, India, Australia, Taiwan, Uganda, and the Philippines.

“These films are rarely seen in mainstream theatres, as women directors are under represented by the industry,” said Festival Founder and Director, Leslie Ann Coles.


So all these happened this March. 

  1. Went cliff diving at Canibad, Samal
  2. Dipped in a cold pool of BuDa (Bukidnon-Davao) 
  3. Hiked, camped and swam at one of the cleanest inland bodies of water, Lake Holon
  4. And, rode the waves of Dahican, Mati

Crossed out some items on my bucket list and I’m hoping for April to be as good as this, or even better. 

Our next missions

We’ve been to Pampanga, Cebu, Davao, Makati, Cavite, Iloilo and Pangasinan. But there’s no stopping Operation Smile Philippines from giving more smiles and changing lives, just yet. This month, we will be reaching out to cleft children in PASAY and to our Muslim brothers and sisters in COTABATO.

The more broken smiles we mend, the more lives we touch. 

Sa trabaho o sa iyong chosen career sa buhay, ang pinakamalaking factor para maging successful ka ay ang attitude, 85%. Bunos na lang yung 15% na magaling ka.."

Ang gusto ko lang naman sabihin eh magpakabait tayo towards our superiors at dun sa mga co-workers natin.

Oo, magkakaiba-iba tayo. Pero ganun pa man, matuto tayong magrespetuhan. E kung tutuusin, hindi mo naman makikita ang pagkakaiba-iba. Parang paninda lang yan. Minsan iba-iba ng packaging pero pare-pareho rin ang laman. Katulad ng babae sa lalaki and vice-versa. Pero mga tao parin sila. Nasasaktan, natutuwa, napapaiyak, napapahalakhak, napapatambling at napapasplit.

Dahil sa pagkakaiba-iba natin nakikita ang pagkakapareho. Hindi niyo maintindihan? Ako rin eh!

Hay nakakamiss magtrabaho. Summer job or summer class? Hmmmm..


… Riddles allow a certain degree of flexibility in their solutions. The audience is expected to think of all possible solutions. Thus aside from providing entertainment while a group goes about their world together, riddles are also perceived as vehicles for basic pedagogy. This teaching is fundamental: riddles employ expressions which allude to one thing but may also call to mind an entirely different thing. To be able to guess a riddle, one must widen his mental capacities for association and comparison, and the perception of basic likenesses and differences of things around him.
—  Rufa T. Cagoco, An Anthropological Analysis of Riddles and their Place in the Culture of Maguindanaons of Cotabato