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What are some Spanish words that the Spaniards learned from the Pacific islanders, Philippines, etc

We know the Spaniards borrowed a lot of words from Nahuatl. Having not much exposure to Spanish, words borrowed from the other parts of the Spanish Empire are unheard of for me. What words did the ...
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Is there a Spanish origin to the Cebuano word 'porbida'?

Looking at porbida, one may think it's from por vida; the Wiktionary entry assumes the same thing. I couldn't find a discussion that would suggest why porbida is used similar to the English expression ...