Word of the Week: MAKIBAKA!

Kumusta, mga kaibigan!

[Laban hand gesture]

I’ve been interested in Tagalog/Filipino for a while and I wanted to find a rousing political slogan in the language.  A guy came into my line at work and he mentioned that he was a professor in the Philipines.  Frank was his name.  I asked him, “So does that mean you speak Tagalog (or Filipino)?” to which he answered in the affirmative.  I then asked him for some good political phrases for “Let’s go!” or “Let’s do it!” using raised-fist gestures to convey the sentiment.

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