History and Culture

Meet the 13 Contenders of the “Salita ng Taon”


Choose Philippines | Sep 25, 2014

A baker’s dozen of candidates for the Salita ng Taon 2014 are slugging it out this September 25-27, 2014 in UP Diliman, Quezon City for the distinction of being declared as the Pinoy word that captured the heart and imagination of Filipino society for this year.

UP Diliman: venue of the Sawikaan; photo credit.


The competition is part of the annual “Sawikaan” and national conference on language being held by the Filipinas Institute of Translation (FIT), Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF), National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), UP Diliman College of Arts and Letters (UP CAL), DepEd, and CHED.


Here are the candidates – which is your pick?

1) bossing

Presentor: Frederick Sotto Perez


Presentor: Mitch Cerda

3) peg

Presentor: Jethro Niño Punzalan Tenorio

4) Filipinas

Presentor: Rebecca T. Añonuevo

5) endo

Presentors: David Michael San Juan & John Kelvin Briones


6) riding-in-tandem

Presentor: Joselito D. Delos Reyes

7) selfie

Presentors: Noel Ferrer at Joey Reyes

8) whistle blower

Presentor: John Enrico C. Torralba

9) hashtag

Presentor: Mark Angeles

10) imba

Presentor: Xavier Roel Alvaran

11) kalakal

Presentor: Christine Marie Magpile

12) PDAF

Presentor: Jonathan Vergara Geronimo

13) storm surge

Presentor: Roy Cagalingan & Dakila Cutab


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