MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – This year’s linguistic conference at the University of the Philippines in Diliman has chosen the word of the year: “tokhang.”
It is common knowledge that “tokhang” was coined by the Duterte administration in connection with the war on drugs. It beat finalists that included dengvaxia, quo warranto, dilawan, fake news and resibo.
As if by coincidence, members of The Adobo Chronicles’ editorial board just voted on their own word of the year: TOKWA.
In explaining their choice, board member Pol Pinoy said that “ tokwa partners very well with the popular Filipino dish, tokwa’t baboy, and that there are many pigs among our elected officials.”