pilipino swear,combined in a word."ur mama is a hoe"in english
It is a Filipino word commonly used to denote that a certain foreigner is handsome. Filipinos use it when they want to avoid directly commenting to a person that he is hot.
It is common civility to say thank you after being addressed as a putangina.
A hot foreign guy passes through.
Filipino 1: Putangina yang banyaga na yan! (Wow, that foreigner is handsome!)
Filipino 2: Tama ka nga! (You're right!)
Foreigner: Excuse me what are you saying? I can't understand...
Filipino 2: It means you're handsome.
Foreigner: Thank you!
Filipino 1: Putangina talaga yang *insert foreign celebrity name here, i.e. Justin Bieber*! (That Justin Bieber/other celebrity really is handsome!)