Traditionally, children and older people love playing some of these indigenous games and amusement.
UPAYA NING AMANU
(Pamibule king Santiago 3:1-12)
Rodrigo M. Sicat
Makananu kang mangamanu? Deng bang kekang amanung sasabyan babie lang sikanan at kapayapan kapilubluban o babie lang migit pang kaplas salu?
NUNG MAKANANU MINULI KUNG TALASAWA
Dr. Rodrigo M. Sicat
Dakal lang sasabi at maniwala, ing pamakyasawa kanu anti ya waring kamatayan a daratang king bie ning ninu man tau. Iti eku lubus paniwalan ketang bayu ku pamung tau (baintau) anggang ing tune nang kabaldugan dinatang yang anting alisus kanaku.
ING KAPAMPANGAN AMPON ING “H”
Neng Rodrigo M. Sicat
Mikit la misan aldo ding mikaluguran Tagalug ampon Kapampangan
Ketang lugal atin manyaman pipag-istoryan ausan dang “Eat All You Can”
Uling kasebyan lang alang “H” deting amanuan dang kapampangan
Apalsinta’nang ing kayang kaluguran testingan ne king kayang keynan
A Son’s Reply to His Parents’ Wish
By Rodrigo M. Sicat
Dearest mother and father,
I am very glad and thankful
That your letter reached me with great delight
With my wife and your grandchildren
We preciously opened it with excitement
King Kanakung Pamagtua
(Sulat nang Inang at Tatang)
By Rodrigo M. Sicat
King kanakung pamagtua, aintindian mu ku sana
At aku mu kung ipanupaya
Potang ding kanakung mata, ila na lang malulula
Kareng pinggan aku nang makabalbal na
O kaya aku nang atutuag ing sabo babo lamesa
Emu ku sana kakamuan pauli ding gamat kung mabule na
Indigenous Name: TARLAC GRASS
Spanish Name: Hierba Tarlaquena
Scientific Name: Themeda arundinacea (Roxb.) Ridl.
Kapampangan Name: Dikut Tarlac
Aboriginal Name: Tallak
Ilocano Name: Tanglar; Tarlar
Popular Name: Matarlac; Malatarlac
Location Discovered: Bamban, Tarlac
Date Found: November 21, 2002
Other Places Located: Capas, Tarlac City, San Jose, Mayantoc, Camiling, Santa Ignacia, Camiling, San Clemente
Researcher: Dr. Rodrigo M. Sicat
Asst. Researchers: Rodel T. Botio/Delfin J. Sibal
Tarlac is a landlocked province in Luzon with Tarlac City as its capital. It is considered as the first melting pot in Central Luzon if not in the entire archipelago.
As such, the province enormously thrives with varieties of cultures, which is why, the culture is predominantly a chemistry of Kapampangan, Ilokano, Pangasinense and Tagalog. The blend is largely due to its history and geographical borderlines.
It is a province colored with merry people and languages. As border languages speakers, the usage of the verbal and written language today may seem not to be as puritan as that of the pioneering settlers, yet, are instinctively spoken by the contemporary Tarlakenos.
Corollary, classical culture vis-à-vis mores, norms, knowledge, customs and traditions are still evident. The following are cultural examples that are germane among the people these days: