namatay hindi bumaho hindi malibing kasi malayo
The phrase “namatay hindi bumaho hindi malibing kasi malayo” is a Filipino riddle or puzzle that translates to “died, did not smell bad, was not buried because it was far away.” The answer to the riddle is “isda” or “fish.”
This riddle plays on the fact that fish, when they die, do not emit a foul odor immediately, unlike other animals. They also do not need to be buried since they live in the water and can simply decompose there. Additionally, the idea of being “far away” is used to suggest that the fish died in a body of water that is far from where the riddle is being told.