Author Archives: Siuala

History of SÍSIG: How Angeles City Kept Reinventing a Traditional Kapampángan Delicacy

SÍSIG has always been a part of Kapampángan culinary history. It may have been as old as the history of Continue Reading →

Ing Árî

Ing ÁRÎ ‘the king.’ The old (and the not so old) Kapampángans believed that there are two ÁRÎ ‘kings’ that Continue Reading →

Pámaglútû: Cuisine & Identity

Kékaming Kapampángan, ing PÁMAGLÚTÛ é yá mû kabud ílig at pampalábas kainip, nung é, kayágum né mismû ning pangisnáua mi, Continue Reading →

Pauaga: Prologue to the Kulitan Book

Pangilinan, Michael R. M. [Siuala ding Meangubie]. (2012). An introduction to Kulitan, the indigenous Kapampangan script. Angeles City: Center for Continue Reading →

Malugud a péngári, é té pû sána págmaimut karing ának támu ing Amánung Sísuan!

“É náku burîng pasusuan imâ ku king kéyang Amánu. Burî na Filipínu ku.” [ENGLISH] My mom doesn’t want to feed Continue Reading →

Dáun at Lasak Dalungdung

At the start of planting season, Kapampangan farmers during my time used to practice the ritual of paráya (blood sacrifice) before Continue Reading →

Kapampangan Revolt (1585): A Detailed Report

 Letter of the Fiscal of the Audiencia of Filipinas, Licenciado Ayala, about the rebellion in Pampanga, dated 20 June 1585. In Continue Reading →

Kapampangan Revolt (1585-86): The Letter of Don Juan de Manila

1586 Letter in behalf of Don Juan de Manila, Principal from Pampanga, to the President of the Royal Audiencia exposing the Continue Reading →

Hijacking History

  For generations, Tagalog historians have used this photo from the 1590 Boxer Codex to teach Filipino students how the Continue Reading →

Dugong Aso: “A Race of Dogs”

Dugong Aso means ‘a race of dogs’ in Tagalog. This ethnic slur against the Kapampangan people can be traced back Continue Reading →