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President: Lowell Surio
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Pinoy Sphagetti Recipe


  • 2 lbs Spaghetti
  • 1 big bottle banana ketchup (or just regular ketchup and add sugar)
  • 1 big can Tomato sauce (approximately 4 cups)
  • ½ cup Tomato Paste
  • 1 tsp Garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ lbs Ground Meat (pork or beef)
  • 4 pcs Hotdogs, sliced
  • Brown Sugar
  • 1 medium sized Onion, diced
  • 1 Big bottle of Banana Ketchup (you can buy this in salt lake city)
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 tbsp Salt
  • 36 ounces Water (about 1 liter)
  • 4 tbsp Cooking Oil


  1. In a large pot, pour the water in and bring to a boil
  2. Put-in the salt and oil
  3. Add the Spaghetti Noodles and cook until tender (see package for cooking time) then set aside
  4. Using a separate pan, saute the garlic and onions
  5. Put-in the round meat and let cook for 5 minutes
  6. Add the hotdogs and cook for 2 minutes
  7. Put-in the tomato sauce, banana catsup, tomato paste, and brown sugar then simmer for 15 to 20 minutes
  8. Place the sauce on top of the cooked noodles and add some cheese
  9. Serve hot. Share and Enjoy!
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Useful Words

Whether you go to the Philippines, or just want to talk to people around campus, these words will help you blow them away with your language skills. Have fun!

Useful Tagalog Words

How are you? Kamusta
Thank you Salamat
You're welcome Walang anuman
I love you Mahal Kita
Hello Mabuhay!

Fun Facts

Did you know that...

Fact 1:
The Philippines is made up of 7,107 Islands.

Fact 2:
Those islands have 171 Different dialects.

Fact 3:
Its the home of the Tarsier, whish is one of the world's smallest primates.

Fact 4:
There are 2 temples, and one more has been announced.

Fact 5:
It is known for its rice terraces.

Fact 6:
In the Tabon Cave Complex of the Philippines, fossil evidence of Homo sapiens have been found. According to studies, the area was inhabited around 50,000 years ago. We really have a rich heritage and history to unearth.

Fact 7:
Mount Apoin the island of Mindanao is the highest point in the Philippines at an altitude of 2,954 m.

Fact 8:
The Philippines was one of Spain's colonies from 1521 to 1898. Subsequently, it went into the hands of the USA.

Fact 9:
University of Santo Tomas in Manila, established in 1611, is Asia’s second oldest university.

Fact 10:
The first female president of the Philippines sworn into office in 1986 was Corazon Cojuangco Aquino.