Games in the Streets (Larong Kalye)

February 14, 2007 at 12:07 am 20 comments

Translated to Filipino, this means ‘Larong Kalye’. I always played ‘Langit-Lupa’, ‘MonkeyMonkey’ (Tag), ‘Piko’ (hopscotch), ‘Patintero’, and ‘Taguan’ (Hide and Seek) . I loved drawing on the street using chalk. I would bicker with my playmates because they would always try to grab my chalk from me but eventually we will all make up because we have to pick kids for the teams in the games.


I would always sneak out of the house so that I could play with the neighborhood kids. It was fun, really–the sweating, the laughing, the ‘pikunan’ and the bullying. After everyone’s nicely exhausted, some kids would take out their new toys on the street, the yayas will go after their ‘alaga’ and chase them with Johnson’s Baby Powder (ayan, product placement!).

We always go to someone’s house for merienda after playing (a glass of Eight o’clock juice and mamon to be exact). I’ll sneak back in my house safely with our house helpers pretending that nothing happened.

So how fun was your Larong Kalye days?


Entry filed under: 90s+games, Culture, Larong+kalye, Nineties, nineties+games, Patintero, Philippine+culture, Street+games, UA&P, UAP+students, University of Asia and the Pacific.

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20 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Martin Aquino  |  February 14, 2007 at 1:56 am

    Hahaha.. kids running around with towels sticking out of their tshirts…

    Nice.. brings back memories of my childhood

  • 2. kidswereus  |  February 14, 2007 at 9:45 pm

    My gosh, oo nga. Yung mga may lampin sa likod ang mga bata. And I forgot to say that I also played 10-20, jackstones, bahay-bahayan (talagang nagpapa-set ako ng tent sa labas ng bahay namin), chinese garter, chinese jackstones! Ang saya. I wanna be a child again.

  • 3. shelley  |  February 15, 2007 at 4:24 pm

    i was never allowed to play in the street so whener we would play piko, we would draw on our driveway. I also played luto lutoan. We pick my lola’s flowers and leaves and pretend they were food.

  • 4. Geoff  |  February 15, 2007 at 9:25 pm

    i could just remember those days…. 😉

  • 5. Irma  |  February 16, 2007 at 5:11 pm

    Hello! I played all the games you guys mentioned! My fave was hide and seek, chinese garter (kahit sa school nilalaro namin yan pag recess). Ung hide and seek nilalaro namin pag gabi at malaki ang buwan, kaya lagi akong palo pag uwi.. Pareho tayo Shelley sa luto-lutuan, I used flowers and leaves din. I miss my childhood days.. 😀

  • 6. ganjow  |  February 17, 2007 at 9:07 pm

    tumbang preso langit lupa dampa larong goma trumpo

  • 7. kidswereus  |  February 18, 2007 at 12:13 am

    Onga pala! Favorite ko din laruin ‘touch ball’ (I think Pinoy version to ng Dodge ball). Masaya din yung dampa.

  • 8. Irma  |  February 20, 2007 at 3:13 pm

    Touch the color din pala and touch the name. Pati TH.

  • 9. Jose  |  February 21, 2007 at 12:55 am

    Namimiss ko koosh ball ko (pang touch ball)

  • 10. John  |  March 4, 2007 at 9:32 pm

    How about agawan base? i remember having the whole gang from the service (school bus) playing that while waiting for the others (second trip pa yun). It gets hilarious as more people join the game.

  • 11. mohammad abantas  |  July 29, 2007 at 5:14 pm

    maglagay naman kau ng tungkol sa tumbang preso….kelangan ko sa project ko eh…post naman plz…ty po…ang mga pinoy ay mga matulungin hndi ba?lagay nyu rin po kung san books ako mkakahnap ng reference tungkol sa laro.pkisend na lng po sa email ko.thank you guys

  • 12. gemma  |  November 11, 2007 at 7:02 pm

    yah… tubang preso, agawan base..patintero…shato…10/20..dr.kwe-kwek..(dun b nakuha un kwek-kwek) ahaha… i miss my chilhood days… ung walang problema…laging masaya… wow… sana bata ulet aku..ahaha

  • 13. kidswereus  |  November 12, 2007 at 11:43 pm

    Hello Mohammad, sorry we didn’t get back to you right away. I think if you type sa google, you’ll be able to find a thing or two about philippine games.

    Hey Gemma, I know, sana nga bata tayo uli. 🙂

  • 14. kabis0te  |  August 20, 2010 at 12:13 am

    uu nga bd3p kc Cnu ba nag paus0 ng mga
    Online and Offline games ngaun lalo na ang dota?..hmm
    bd3p yan 2loi wla na ko nkikita naglalaro ng tumbang preso,patintero,batuhan tao,sipa,tekz,jolens,sekyu base,tagu taguan atbp!!
    bd3p tlga!!
    hmmm!!panu kaya t0h maibabalik muli?..

    • 15. KHEIImistry  |  May 24, 2012 at 12:54 pm

      tama ka po . tsk ! kaya mga bata po naun puro matataba eeh , kasi naman , di na po nila nagagalaw masyado buong katawan nila , kamay nalang po at utak . ^^

  • 16. Jek  |  April 4, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Kaya nga super naka-relate ako when I watched the movie RPG metanoia. Its shows kasi sa movie yun difference nun mga games ng bata nuon at ngayon.

    Btw Gemma, I think its Doc. kwak2x not kwek2x :p.

    I love playing black 1,2,3
    open the basket, and yun my kumakanta “nasa akin ang bato2x”, shato… etc.

    On April 16, where planning to have a theme of “pasakalye”. So basically we’re going to play and reminisce all…. these games.. teehee!

  • 17. KHEIImistry  |  May 24, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    mas masaya po maglaro ng larong kalye kesa PC games kasi po , hindi lang po utak yung gumagana sa amin , pati din po katawan , exercise na din po . masarap po pakinggan yung mga batang nagkakaisa at nagiingay sa harap ng bahay kahit po minsan nakakairita na po yung boses namin, natutuwa naman po yung iba sa amin na kahit may computer na , larong kalye pa din po yung kadalasan namin ginagawa .

  • 18. lorecy  |  November 16, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    lastiko, baril barilan.. naks paborito ko ito nung maliit pa ako..

  • 19. PotterHead  |  August 15, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    na Mimiss ko na mag laro ng mga ito . kase Ngayon puro Online Games na ehh . 😦 How Sad were’s the Pambansang Laro ?

  • 20. Melody Lanuza  |  September 12, 2016 at 11:20 am

    yung landi landi look po ba yun?


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