"Si Pagong at si Matsing (Turtle and Monkey)" is a LIKHA Multilingual Interactive Storybook App (LIKHA), built using UsbongKit.

Turtle and Monkey find a banana tree floating in the river. The two take it to the shore, and decide to cut it in half. Find out what happens to each of their portion of the banana tree, and in the process, learn what it means to have a deep friendship.

Listen and read the storybook in 8 languages, including:
English, Filipino, Bisaya, Ilonggo, Japanese, Mandarin (Simplified and Traditional), Korean, and Spanish.

English and Filipino come with the app for free!

All local Philippine languages can be unlocked together for only 0.99USD.
All remaining foreign languages can be unlocked together for only 0.99USD.

Once unlocked, these in-app purchases remain with your account even if you uninstall the app or switch to a different device!

In addition, using our improved Filipino and Ilonggo dictionaries, you can touch majority, if not all, of the words in the text to quickly look up their meaning.

Vibrant and colorful illustrations accompany each page of the storybook. We've also added our own musical score to recreate the story's atmosphere.

PagTsing is a national entry of the Philippines for the Culture & Tourism category in the World Summit Awards Mobile 2016!

What’s New

Version 1.1

• Updated Ilonggo and Filipino dictionaries


Usbong Social Systems, Inc.
32.4 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 Usbong Social Systems, Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Local Languages $0.99
  2. Foreign Languages $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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