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From hapon (“afternoon”).
- Paul Schachter, Fe T. Otanes, Tagalog Reference Grammar
- The Governor-general's Kitchen: Philippine Culinary Vignettes and Period Recipes, 1521-1935 →ISBN, page 26:
- tanghalian, or lunch occurs midday, merienda mid-afternoon; the evening repast is hapunan, dinner (the word no longer being used to mean noon meal) or supper.