This page provides examples of Tagalog poems. Tagalog is an Austronesian language spoken in the Philippines, chiefly in central Luzon and including Manila, on which the Filipino language is based. The name Tagalog comes from either the native term taga-ilog, meaning 'people living along the river'. Tagalog people consist of approximately 28% of the total Filipino population making them the second largest Filipino ethnic group. Tagalog poems and poetry are by famous Filipino poets many of which reflect the subject of love.