Philippine Social Sciences Review, Vol 65, No. 1, Jan-June 2013, Ed. Rolando Esteban

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Philo Henyo: An Analysis of Pinoy Henyo

Jerwin F. Agpaoa


This paper seeks to clarify the role of intensional and extensional knowledge of concepts in Pinoy Henyo, a popular segment on noontime television in the Philippines. It draws its primary materials from select segments of Pinoy Henyo in order to show how differences in knowledge of the intension and extension of concepts operate in actuality, and how differences based on beliefs, culture, age, and gender complicate the process. How the players employ their intensional and extensional knowledge of concepts, as well as how individual differences play out in the game, provide an understanding of how successfully or not concepts can be identified in guessing games.

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