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Filipino Nicknames

You may have Filipino friends with unique nicknames…or have heard that even the Philippine president, Benigno Aquino is also known as Noynoy, his nickname.

At Native Leaf, we have our Ding.   And Prior to moving back to Manila, his twin brother also worked for us.  Ding’s twin, is…as you can guess, is called Dong.

Here is a link to an article written by Kate McGeown of the BBC News that gives an understanding of nice, playful and sometimes bizarre Filipino nicknames:  Playful Filipino Names Hard to Get Used to



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