Larong Pinoy

@dong1970 (1573)
Philippines
January 14, 2009 12:36am CST
Computer games and other modern technology gadgets are favorite hobby that filipino kids are enjoying now.I seldom see kids that are playing the "Larong Pinoy".This kind of games are probably forgotten by kids.Is your children still playing the so called "Larong Pinoy".
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@crazydaisy (3899)
• Canada
14 Jan 09
I never heard of that game. cd
@djoyce71 (2512)
• Philippines
14 Jan 09
Although the games are not played that often in a year, there's always a specific period of time in this place where kids and even teens play the Larong Pinoy. The games are being played during Sports Week where sports activities are classified as Foreign and Modern Games and Larong Pinoy. It's good to see pupils and students playing and enjoying folk games.
14 Jan 09
Its not something only going on in the Philippines. But a worldwide issue, the electronic age has entered where people will text someone yet not talk to the person sat in front of them. I think too much technology is leading to a lot of unsocial behaviour and people are becoming more isolated over time as the games machines take the place of friends they once played with.
@salonga (27821)
• Philippines
14 Jan 09
I've not been seeing children around us doing the Tumbang Preso, Taguan, Patintero and the like. Computer games have completely overtaken them so they have in a way been deprived of the opportunity to enjoy the native games we experienced when we were young. This is so sad. My only son is now 21 years but he was able to experience the larong pinoy when he was a kid as I never bought him a playstation when he was young. I knew this playstation will deprive him of the chance to mingle and play with his fellow kids in the neighborhood. My friends were then surprised when they heard we had no playstation. They simply could not understand why I deprived my son of that stuff.
@warrior_777 (1392)
• Philippines
14 Jan 09
I also noticed that. Before we often saw children playing pinoy games like the famous pinoy games piko, patintero, tumbang preso, luksong baka, sipa and chato anywhere. But now I rarely find children playing those games. I always saw the long lines of children waiting in any computer shop eagerly waiting their turns to play their favorite online games. Children now choose to play online games more often than our local pinoy games.
@mobhomeir (7563)
• Philippines
14 Jan 09
Hello brother you're right it's very seldom I could see kids playing our traditional games which i really missed it. I guess the ratio is 1:8. Out of 8 children only 1 play our traditional games. Yes I am encouraging my kids to play our own national games...
@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
14 Jan 09
Hello dong1970! I am glad that you noticed it. I also noticed it in school where I taught. Even in school (especially private schools) filipino games were rarely introduced. I think teachers and parents should let their child play our local games than playing online and those PSP or something because it's healthy for a child to play, exercise and mingle with other children.