Are some of those words curse words?
My late father used to tell a story about when he was stationed in the Phillipines. They were doing what they thought was road construction, when some Filipino guys came by and started ragging on the soldiers for being slave labor building a private driveway for MacArthur. My father spent his first 9 years in Argentina and said that even though the Spanish sounded different, it was understandable enough.
That story ended with dad confronting his Lt,saying he wasn’t there to benefit the General, throwing a punch and ending up in the stockade.
It’s been a lot of years since I have been in the PI. Tagalog maledictions just haven’t been of much use: I don’t remember. I only remember the word for horse because of Kabayo Riding Stables in Cubi Point.