Download Citation on ResearchGate | ETHICAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY IN THE IBALON EPIC | Epic is ordinarily thought as a literary genre that extols. “Ibalon is one of the only two epics that come from Christian Filipinos (the other one being the “Biag ni Lam-ang). The rest come from the non-Christian groups. Read the following: The Three Heroes of Ibalon The epic tells the story of three Bicol heroes. Baltog, a mighty warrior of Batavara, came by chance upon the lush .

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The rest come from the non-Christian groups. Napatay nila ang mga ito maliban sa isang engkantadang nakapag-aanyong magandang dalaga na may matamis na tinig.

In the fight with giant crocodiles, which colored red the Bikol river, he emerged unhurt, while the apes of the pongo and orangutan variety who had watched with horror, were finally driven to the mountain Isarog. Hablon invented a weaving loom and bobbins. By selflessly devoting himself for epoc welfare of his people, a bayani shows himself worthy of the respect and admiration people give to him.

Course Descriptions ibwlon Adventist University of the Philippines. Handiong had a close companion, the young warrior Bantong. In its oldest known text, the folk epic does not have a title.

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In no time, their lives changed for the better. Ang mga piling tauhan ni Handiong ay tumulong sa kanyang pamamahala at pagtuturo sa mga tao ng maraming bagay. This article needs more links to other articles to help integrate it into the elic. Laws were set to insure protection of life and elic, and accord equality to all without distinction. He planted a linsa patch in Tondol now in Kamalig which, one night, was foraged by a giant wild boar Tandayag.


However, it must also be noted that all three heroes were foreigners and not pure inhabitants of the Ibalong.

The Sarimao were avenging monsters that were ibwlon fierce, ugly, and ruinous. Nagalit ang Diyos sa ginawang pataksil na pagpatay kay Rabut.

The native of Dinahon worked on the jar, claypot, stove, earthen bowl, and other household utensils. PJ Ramboyon February 2, at The very survival of these pre-Hispanic legends is direct proof of the vitality of Bikol culture. One elusive snake, however, he failed to subdue despite all his effort. The Dagatnon tribe, from which had come the Dumagats from Cotmon, was wiped out as the gulf of Calabagnan overflowed.

For ten months, peic fought without rest. Being one with the public in the process of serving one another is a distinctive act of a modern-day bayani. In Ponong he slew, after a ten-month fight, the beasts with one eye and three throats, winged sharks under the sea, wild carabaos, and man-eating crocodiles bigger than boats.

Ibalong Epic

Many enemies come to their land and destroy their crops and worst, killing their animals. The Dagatnong were the black pygmies who swelt on seacoasts, opposite of the Agta who lived in the highlands. You are commenting using your Facebook account. From the word isaro meaning “put together”, Isarog was the rugged volcano where the angonglood of the Bikol River forests fled to escape the wrath of Handyong.

To Handiong, Oriol was a challenge, for even if he would bind her a thousand times, she would scoff mockingly at him and cleverly untie her knots. Rabot was a ferocious half-human half-monster that could turn people into the rock by magic. The full-length narrative is presumably jotted down by Fray Bernardino de Melendreras de la Trinidad[1] a Franciscan missionary in Guinobatan, Albaywhen he got acquainted with an errant Bikolano bard referred to in the epic as Kadunung.


Subalit may muling kinatakutan ang mga tao, isang malaki at mapaminsalang baboy-ramo na tuwing sumasapit ang gabi ay namiminsala ng mga pananim. Tinuruan niya ang mga tao ng maayos na pagsasaka. And he guessed right: The central figure in the epic is Handyong. The Ibalong teaches about courage, of how a simple act can bring about positive change.

Under his leadership and his laws, slaves and masters were treated equally.

A long time ago, there was a hero named Baltog. Ibalon ang matandang pangalan ng Bikol. Meaning “faintly visible”, was famous for its tales of sweet enchantment in the glorious days of long ago. He helped the people learn cooking, making pots called eipcstoves, earthen jars, and other kitchen utensils. A period of the invention followed: Diumano, masama man si Rabut, dapat ay binigyan ng pagkakataong magtanggol sa sarili nito. So, alone and unafraid, Handyong decided to look for Oryol in the heart of the forest.

They went after evildoers, usually to those with hidden guilt, who could not be brought to justice. The supersized boar had jawbones as wide as two arms extended, iballn tusks which measured about two-thirds longer than the handle of his lance. Retrieved 9 February Masaraga is believed to have been where the Sarimao e;ic their cave.

His father is Handiong, chief tain of their village. Naging lalong maunlad at masagana ang Ibalon. Handyong was assisted by Oryol in killing many of them, which lead tinged the Bikol River red with blood.