Bisayas


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Bisayas

(biˈsajas)
pl n
(Placename) the Spanish name for the Visayan Islands
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Visa′yan Is′lands


n.pl.
a group of islands in the central Philippines, including Panay, Negros, Cebú, Bohol, Leyte, Samar, Masbate, and smaller islands. Spanish, Bisayas.
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Noun1.Bisayas - group of islands in the central Philippines
Philippine Islands, Philippines - an archipelago in the southwestern Pacific including some 7000 islands
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It has staged 'Layag Samar,' a festival aimed at reviving the Samarnon cultural identity rooted in what Jesuit priest Francisco Ignacio Alcina described as the los pintados or tattooed people in his 17th century account, 'Historia de las islas e indios de Bisayas.'
Patrick Topalla, officer of the Bisayas Alliance of Fisherfolks and Operators for Reforms (BAFOR), described a particular provision in the ordinance as "anti-commercial fishing," that is, the provision which prohibits commercial fishing operations within 10.1 to 11 kilometers from the shoreline.
Es lo que sucede con el vocabulario hispano-bisaya de Julian Martin (1841), que aumenta con 12000 entradas nuevas las voces espanolas extraidas de la edicion del Diccionario de la RAE de 1832 y anade sus correspondientes bisayas a la obra original de Alonso de Mentrida de 1637.
Nestor Lebico, president of the Samahan han Gugti na Parag-uma(Sagupa)-Sinirangan Bisayas, said that when President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Mariano to head the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), they rejoiced because they thought that the President wanted to end the monopoly of the country's landlords and promote the landless farmers.
Francisco Ignacio Alcina wrote a manual in the Bisayan language, "Devocion Exercios Christianos en Lengua Bisaya Para Instruccion de los Hermanos Bisayas Congregantes de los Congregaciones de la Virgen Maria," printed in his lifetime and reprinted in 1703.
Around 30 BIFF members led by alias Bisayas and alias Commander Sanad fired at the soldiers about 8 a.m., said Captain Jay Maniwang, civil military operations officer of the Army's 601st Brigade.