How Filipino Are You?

If you were born and have lived in the Philippines, you should be able to answer these questions. How familiar are you about our country? Answer the following questions to find out.


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In what side of the vehicles do drivers seat?

The vehicles are driven on the right side of the road so the drivers' seats are on the left side of the vehicle.

What is the title of the Philippines' National Anthem?

Most Filipinos mistake the title of the national anthem as "Bayang Magiliw" instead of "Lupang Hinirang" just because they are the first words in the song.

In the song "Bahay Kubo", what is the 5th vegetable/fruit?

I bet you sang the song just now.

What is the color of blackboard?

Using chalks, the blackboard is where the teacher writes the lesson. It is mostly color green as studies reveal that this color relaxes the eyes and prevents fatigue.

Who killed Lapu-Lapu?

If you are not paying attention, you could have answered Magellan. But Lapu-Lapu (or his men) are the ones who killed Magellan and not the other way around. No one really knows if Lapu-Lapu was later killed or died of old age. In fact, according to local legend, Lapu-Lapu never died but was turned into stone, and has since then been guarding the seas of Mactan.

The boys should undergo what to become men?

In the Philippines, circumcision, or tuli, is a widespread practice, and is considered a rite of passage for Filipino boys.

What month is the start of Christmas season?

The "Ber" months (starting September) signals the start of the Christmas season in the Philippines. This is the time where people starts playing Christmas songs and hanging Christmas decorations.

What do you call in Tagalog the game Rock-Paper-Scissors?

In the Philippines, the game is called jak-en-poy, from one of the Japanese names of the game, transliterated as jan-ken-pon.

What you bring from your destination to people back home.

It is the Filipino tradition of travellers bringing gifts from their destination to people back home. Pasalubong can be any gift or souvenir brought for family or friends after being away for a period of time.

How do you get off from a public vehicle?

Filipinos say the word "Para" to signal the driver that you want to get off or hop on the vehicle.