'Puerting Hubaga': 5 Cebuano songs with 'double meaning' lyrics

Cover arts courtesy of Alpha Music Corporation, Vicor Music Corporation and MABOC Entertainment

WE DON'T know exactly what the artists' intentions were when they wrote the lyrics of the songs on this list, but upon first listen, we know we heard them differently. Either we have dirty minds or it's the way these songs were delivered, we have to admit, these tunes really stick in our heads (and make us question things).

Here are five Cebuano songs we think have double meanings in their lyrics. Words of caution: Don't sing these songs infront of 'ma, okay?

1. Gi-Fingers by Kantin Dudg (Alpha Music Corporation)

Um, what are trying to finger, boy?

Oh, food. Great. We're glad that you are resourceful enough to eat using your hands without proper utensils. You must really be fun at parties. Thank you for explaining this to us in great detail, sir.

2. Hilot by Scrambled Eggs (MABOC Entertainment)

Kada uli... what? Oh, for a second there, we thought...

Poor guy. He must be really tired of work that all he wants is a hilot or massage. Also, it's very nice of him to give his neighbors, neighbor's mother and friends a good rubdown. Where can we find a friend who can hilot like him?

3. Puerting Hubaga by Max Surban (Vicor Music Corporation)

This song leaves nothing to the imagination. Can someone save this song and tell us if he's describing... well, something else? And no, the background singers do not make this song somewhat wholesome.

4. Gikumot-kumot by Kantin Dudg (Alpha Music Corporation)

What kind of "dughan nga dako" is the singer exactly trying to squeeze in this song? We wonder...

5. Igo na Day by Max Surban (Vicor Music Corporation)

Max Surban really has a way with words. He sings with passion and conviction, and that's why Visayan people love him so much. When you listen to his songs, you just have to listen further to get the context. So when he said, "pagka hapdos, pagka hapdos daw dili ko na maantos," know that he really means he cares for the person so much (well, maybe).


SunStar website welcomes friendly debate, but comments posted on this site do not necessarily reflect the views of the SunStar management and its affiliates. SunStar reserves the right to delete, reproduce or modify comments posted here without notice. Posts that are inappropriate will automatically be deleted.

Forum rules:

Do not use obscenity. Some words have been banned. Stick to the topic. Do not veer away from the discussion. Be coherent. Do not shout or use CAPITAL LETTERS!

Create your own user feedback survey