Bawal Umihi Dito

Bawal Umihi Dito

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One can really enjoy having a vacation in the Philippines because of the country’s physical features, natural resources, foods, jolly and hospitable people and their wonderful culture, and a lot more reasons. When a tourist will travel from one place within the country to another, he might ask himself and wonder about the meaning of the sentence he might see in different places (usually on walls) in the country that says “bawal umihi dito”. It means “do not void here”. Those were on walls or gates because years ago, male Filipinos void even on public walls. Years passed by and they became educated and disciplined. Now, you almost cannot see them do that but still, a lot of signs are still on the walls.

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