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.

Author Biography

Jerwin F. Agpaoa
Faculty University of the Philippines Diliman
How to Cite
AGPAOA, Jerwin F.. Philo Henyo: An Analysis of Pinoy Henyo. Philippine Social Sciences Review, [S.l.], mar. 2014. ISSN 0031-7802. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 25 apr. 2019.


Pinoy Henyo, intensional knowledge, extensional knowledge, game show