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Patintero, also called Tinubigan, Patubig or Lantay-lantay, is a popular street game among Pinoys. It is considered to be best played and enjoyed at night especially when the moon is full. The players start off the game by marking the ground with a rectangular shape about five to six meters, all divided into equal parts. Chalk or water is the most common kind of marker being used for this game, although sometimes the players may just draw lines on the ground by dragging their feet. The players are then divided into two teams of equal number. One team guards the area and tries to tag the members of the other team without stepping off the lines. The other team tries to get through all the two or three lines without being tagged. Both teams take turns to be runners and guards. Some of the game's players include the patotot, the pulis and “around the world”.

The playing area is marked-off in a rectangle about five to six meters in, divided into four equal parts. Diagram A is for 6 players, B for 8 or more players.

Winning the toss entitles the players on that team to be runners. The taggers stand on lines 1, 2, and 3. Number 1 can go anywhere to tag the runners. The objective of the runners is to get through all the lines (1, 2, 3) back and forth without being tagged. Taggers 1 and 2 tag the runners as they cross their lines or as they get near them. As soon as one of the runners crosses line 3, he returns to line 1 and calls out, "Tubig!" This means a night (a point) is scored in favor of his team. The team which scores three consecutive "nights" (or three points) is the winner, and will be the runners of the next game.


If a runner is tagged while crossing a line or while trying to cross, the teams exchange places.

Some of the game's players include the patotot, the pulis and around the world. This street game is also best played and enjoyed during the night especially when the moon is full.


Losers of the game are given either of the following punishments by the winning team:

1. The losers carry the winners on their backs, to and fro.

2. The winners pat the hands of losers 10 to 20 or more times.

3. The losers crouch and pass underneath the legs of the winners





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