Category Archives: Salése (kapampangan History)

On Kapampángan Surnames

An article on Filipino surnames has been going around Facebook recently. For some reason my comments on that article were Continue Reading →

Kari (Curry) versus Kari-Kari (Curry-like)

I still remember a time when my aunts in Magálang called our meat dish with a thick creamy sauce made 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 →

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 →