British woman speaks and understands Cebuano

You may have heard early this year, a German working at Dunkin Donuts who speaks fluent Cebuano without the accent. Though this girl has an accent when she speaks Bisaya, but clearly she cannot be duped when we talk about her in her presence.

According to the description in Youtube, she’s the girlfriend of Marc Piramide the uploader of the video.

Chef Boy Logro

The Visayans are known for preparing great tasting food. And the current famous chef in the country happens to be a Bisaya from Leyte.

Chef Boy Logro came from a poor town in Leyte, and a family relative brought to Manila to work as a houseboy, this was in 1972.

It was an easy for him at the beginning since he had little knowledge about speaking Tagalog.

He admits he still find it hard to speak the national language.

Johnriel Casimero, Usa Ka Bisaya nga Champion

Another Bisaya boxer won an international belt. Johnriel Casimero won the IBF interim flyweight title against Argentine Luis Lazarte.

He was the fighter who was caught in the middle of a mob inside the boxing ring that became a viral around social networking sites last February 11. The fight ended, or rather halted by Lazarte’s unruly fans. Throwing bottled water, chairs or anything they could hold their hands on.

Johnriel Casimero was born in Ormoc, Leyte, but he now lives in Mandaue City, Cebu.

Sikat na pod ang mga bisdak bai!

List of Bisaya Philippine presidents

Most Philippine presidents come from Luzon, of the total 16 presidents, only 4 are Bisaya.

The basis of this list, the president must be born in Visayas and Mindanao, secondly – must speak Cebuano, Boholano, Ilonggo, Waray or any language common or originated in the Visayas.


Name  Place of Birth
 1. Sergio Osmeña – the first Philippine president to come from the Visayas     Cebu City, Cebu
 2. Manuel Roxas – the first Ilonggo president. The city where he was born, is now called Roxas City, which was formerly Capiz.     Capiz, Capiz Province
 3. Carlos P. Garcia – his last name is already etched in Cebu City politics, he was originally from Bohol.   Talibon, Bohol
 4. Rodrigo Roa Duterte – the first Bisaya president to come from Mindanao, though he was born and grew up in the Visayas.   Maasin, Leyte,

Sgt. Paul Palmeri

When I first heard him speak, I was really surprised, his Cebuano is almost perfect for a “normally” white American, no trace of American accent when he talks.

According to information I gathered from the web, Sgt. Paul Palmeri is a Gunnery Sargeant for US Marine Corp (USMC).

He grew up in Cagayan de Oro City, his father Tom Palmeri used to be a professor in Xavier University.

So mao diay fluent kaayo iyang Cebuano, na tawo diay sya sa diri sa Pilipinas.