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Mabuhay Pinoy! Carlos P. Romulo



MABUHAY PINOY! contains Filipiniana tidbits and information 
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Iloko ‘Bourne Legacy’

Inspired by the movie 'Bourne Legacy ' (2012) that has major scenes shot in Manila and Palawan, this amateur group creates a parody  using Ilocano and English. It's funny how twigs and stones become high-powered machine guns and grenades. Originally shared by Robert Dalimara on Ilocano York's Facebook wall.

Ilocano Word for the Day – Bassit

Bassit (adj)– means small in size or quantity. /bas-sit/ with the stress on second syllable. Bassit iti lubong. => The world is small. => Maliit ang mundo. Ilocano => English => Tagalog Bassit => small/less => maliit/kaunti

Ilocano Word for the Day – Sangaili

Sangaili (n) – means visitor. /sa-nga-i-li/ with the stress on third syllable. Nagapu Europe iti sangaili mi. => Our visitor came from Europe. => Galing ng Europa ang aming panauhin. Ilocano => English => Tagalog Sangaili => visitor => panauhin

Ilocano Word for the Day – Balla

Balla (n) (adj)– means crazy or the crazy one. /bal-la/ with the stress on second syllable. Nagbalin nga balla kakapanunot. => Too much thinking made her crazy. => Naging sira ulo sa kakaisip. Ilocano => English => Tagalog Balla => crazy => luko-luko/siraulo

Ilocano Word for the Day – Nagantil

Nagantil (adj) – means pleasantly playful. /na-gan-til/ with the stress on second syllable. Nagantil launay ni balong ko. =>My boy is very playful . => Napakapilyo ng anak ko. Ilocano => English => Tagalog Nagantil => playful => mapaglaro/pilyo

Ilocano Word for the Day – ‘Naimas’

Naimas (adj) - means delicious. /na-i-mas/ with the stress on second syllable. "Naimas iti mansanas." =>Apples are delicious. => Masarap ang mansanas. Ilocano => English => Tagalog Naimas => delicious => masarap