The games are commonly called street games. Nobody knows who owns the games. Through the years, the street games have been passed on from town-to-town, from one province to another, and since then, it has been adopted by many children and has become part of daily play in the neighborhood. So when we play the Filipino street games, we are engaging in an activity that is part of our heritage.
Buhayin Natin Ang Mga Larong Pinoy!
Magna Kultura Foundation revived Larong Pinoy to give children in schools and barangays the opportunity to learn more about the popular Filipino street games . We’re bringing back the fun in neighborhoods. Games that have been played by generations of Filipinos with treasured childhood memories.
Larong Pinoy are fun games that are easy to play. They are challenging, daring, physical, and intellectually stimulating. Most games doesn’t require materials, just physical presence. Others have less expensive items, like available tools or equipments. Sometimes it can be hand-made, like Sipa. You can play as a group or a team. It teaches sportsmanship & builds neighborhood friendships. Playing games is an important part of growing up. With imagination, flexibility of thinking and acting, the games become more interesting and challenging. The games are usually played outside the house and children never bothered with space. Children can enjoy and play the games even without any referees. The games are played freely with “honor” systems. Just simply learn the rules, and then later, modify the rules according to age level, or availability of materials. The idea is to get into the games at once and play (before sundown). Winning or losing is not a serious matter. What matters is the experience while going through the fun of playing it. When one loses, the winners sometimes make the loser suffer some type of consequences, such as losing a turn, or being given a funny punishment, or being made to do certain errand tasks. But win or lose, kids get enjoyment when they play these games. If they lose, there’s always a “next time”... Bukas ulit!
After school, after doing home-works, go and meet your friends for a round of games. Enjoy the games. The games you play today will give happy memories that you will cherish for a lifetime.
Larong Pinoy is a cultural treasure well-known among three living generations of Filipinos. Magna Kultura endeavor to revive the games in the country and pass it on to the new generation of Filipino youth. It is a timely campaign amidst the rise of modern computer games and high-tech game gadgets. It is a fun and light way to teach children the values of Filipino pride, family and community togetherness.
The Larong Pinoy program is not an ordinary game playing event: the Larong Pinoy outreach is a sports clinic that teaches game mechanics with sports drill, skill exercises and tournament officiating rules. Magna Kultura believe that Larong Pinoy schools must be established before regular tournaments begin. This way the games of our heritage will be re-established in society. Through the decades, Magna Kultura has fostered a culture excellence with a human face by actively implementing, assisting, and supporting programs which strengthen and advance the strategic sectors of society. Magna Kultura Foundation conducts various educational programs implemented in schools and communities. MAGNA KULTURA FOUNDATION IS AN EDUCATION-FOR-DEVELOPMENT NGO THAT PROVIDES ART & CULTURE ACTIVITIES FOR YOUTHS AND ADULTS IN SCHOOLS AND BARANGAYS, TRANSFORMING PEOPLE, TRANSFORMING PLACES. TOGETHER WITH YOUTH LEADERS IN BARANGAYS, THE FOUNDATION AIMS TO PROVIDE MEANINGFUL & CONSRUCTIVE PLAY ACTIVITIES THAT WILL HELP CHILDREN BECOME ACTIVE & HAPPY. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT THE LARONG PINOY WEBSITE AT
Ang Laro ng ATING Lahi
Larong Pinoy promotes fun, healthy active play and camaraderie in communities by reviving the traditional street games Filipinos all grew up with such as Patintero, Tumbang Preso, Sipang Bilangan, Piko, Siyato, Luksong Tinik, Taguan, Habulan, Trumpo, Holen, and many others. MAGNA KULTURA FOUNDATION revives the games of our heritage to bring back the fun and excitement in Philippine communities as a continuing experience for the new generation of Filipino youth. Larong Pinoy sends the message that outdoor play promotes good citizenship in a community as it enhances the children’s learning, development of certain social skills, and best of all, loving things that are Filipino. Larong Pinoy is designed to encourage the physical, mental, social, and emotional development of children while they are having fun with friends in their own neighborhood.
Through Larong Pinoy, Magna Kultura Foundation hope to help strengthen the Filipino identity and culture and provide a venue for passing down rich traditions, good values, and uniquely Filipino game jargon. Buhayin natin ang Larong Pinoy: Ito ang Laro ng Ating Lahi.