Easy way to learn Kapampangan? Lips to lips with lady – Bato
By JOHN CARLO M. CAHINHINAN
SAN FERNANDO CITY, Pampanga – Want to learn Kapampangan dialect in the easiest possible way? Kiss a Kapampangan lady in her lips, former Philippine National Police (PNP) Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa said.
De la Rosa’s statement came during Tuesday’s campaign kickoff rally of Hugpong ng Pagbabago’s (HNP) senatorial slate at the Pampanga Provincial Capitol Compound in San Fernando City.
The administration senatorial bet joked that during a time when he was still pursuing a Kapampangan lady, someone told him that it was better to learn her dialect if he was really serious.
“Sabi nila ang pinakamabilis na paraan para matuto ka ng salitang Kapampangan ay makipag lips to lips ka palagi ng Kapampangan… para mabilis ‘yung transfer ng kaalaman,” said de la Rosa.
The former PNP chief later revealed that he got rejected by the Kapampangan girl he was courting then. “Kaso binasted ako. Wala ‘di ako matuto (ng salita nila),” the HNP guest candidate told in jest.
Former President and now House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, a native of Pampanga was present at the stage when De la Rosa said that joke.