The Cowboy Inting & the Carabao Butud

Learn Ilonggo

NEW: Inting & Butud now comes with a Learn Tagalog version!

Story

The story takes you to Negros Island, famed for its abundant fields of sugarcane and palay (rice). Here lives Butud, a young carabao. Butud loves nothing more than to eat grass, bathe in the cold river, and race with the other carabaos — together with his best friend, a farm boy named Inting.

Until one day, Butud gets the saddest news of his life when Inting says they can’t spend every day together anymore: because Inting is finally old enough to go school! How will Butud cope with losing his best friend?

Features

DELIGHTFUL STORY

Set in the iconic sugarcane-filled landscape of Negros Island, the story comes with fun illustrations, Filipino music, and expressive audio narration.

LEVELS

The app takes the Diglot Weave approach to teach the dialect. Read through every page and click the levels to see how the English (Level 1) version is gradually written (and narrated) in Ilonggo (Level 4). The home page also lets you choose between two modes: Beginner and Advanced.

WORD LIST

The Word List page lets you review the Ilonggo words you’ve learned in the story.

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Team

Story and Illustration
Dwight Gaston

Software Design
Robin Abello

Code
Reggie Cabalo
Kevin Gargar

Creative Direction
Jay Abello

Graphics
Joy Martir

Narration
Andrea Molina

Audio
Carmel Osmena-Orbida

Music Credits
Pearlsha Abubakar