Category Archives: Ugálî (kapampangan Traditions)

Káyus & Akdut

KÁYUS (scraping) and AKDUT (pinching) are another traditional Kapampángan therapy for a number of ailments. Culturally, Kapampángans believed that certain Continue Reading →


TANDUK (Tandoc) is the Kapampángan word for the traditional cupping therapy commonly known by its Spanish name “ventosa.” Traditionally, Kapampángans Continue Reading →

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 →

Different Ways of saying “love” and “I love you” in Kapampángan

Whenever people ask me to translate words like “beloved” and “for the one I love” I always have to risk 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 →