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 Journal of History, Volumes The very big jawbones of the dead boar became an attraction for everyone. The part of the water in which the spirit fell transformed into land. He had to swim and he almost drowned before he safely reached the shore off the coastal town of Kabikulan. Our animals are getting fewer in number each day.

He killed the spirit to stop its violence in the area. Wild carabaos were not yet domesticated for farm work back then.

Ibalon (English version of epic from Bicol) A long, long time ago

World’s Philippine Information Hub. The epic-fragment portrays ancient Bikol as lush in jungle growth, teeming with fish and wild game, and dotted by mountain ranges, hills, and volcanoes. They came from Boltavarasettling and ruling Bikolandia and its inhabitants. Handiong gave his blessing to Baltog. The epic-fragment contains many of the supernatural faith and religion that the ancient Bikols had.

So, alone and unafraid, Handyong decided to look for Oryol in the heart of the forest. They tamed the wild carabaos. Born in India although India is called “Boltavara” in the epic to the brave clan of Lipod, he introduced agriculture to Bikol by planting linsa or apaywhich was a characteristic of early Indian colonizers.


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Yling, a bird reputed to talk, asks Cadugnung, a wise man, to sing of the ancient story of Handiong. Ibalon English version of epic from Bicol A long, long time ago, there was a rich land called Ibalong. With sweet words she would entice Handiong, who would search the forests for epicc. He helped the people learn cooking, making pots called coronstoves, earthen jars, and other kitchen utensils. Naging payapa ang Ibalon.

Diumano, masama man si Rabut, dapat ay binigyan ng pagkakataong magtanggol sa sarili nito. One elusive snake, however, he failed to subdue despite all his effort. The Ibalong stresses the humble accomplishments and peaceful pursuits of the early Bikolanos. With this, respect for rights of heritage and succession were guaranteed, and slave and master kept to his own place.

Ibalong Epic

The Dagatnon tribe, from which had come the Dumagats from Cotmon, was wiped out as the gulf ialon Calabagnan overflowed. He followed the beautiful voice and was almost enchanted by it in his pursiut.

As warriors, they first fought the one-eyed monster with three necks in the land of Ponong. What should I do father?

If you want that father, yes I will do it ihalon you and for our people. Subalit may isang halimaw na namang sumipot. Then, the serpent helped the hero to conquer the monsters, thus restoring peace to the iblaon Ibalong.

Together, the people built a society with culture. Footer main menu About KapitBisig. People were asking who will fight against Rabot. Jump to left secondary navigation bar. Sural carved a Bikol syllabary out of a stone from Libong, and polished to shine by Gapon. Handyong was able to domesticate the big-bodied beasts “in a short while”. In the epic, Tandayag was the boar slew by Baltog. The ants are believed to have inhabited this mountain’s Kalupnitan Caves, where Handyong drove and buried alive the wily, sweet-voiced serpents that masqueraded as lovely maidens.


Although given a thousand men to destroy the half man and half beast Rabot, who could change its enemies into rocks, Bantong slew it single-handedly — to the loud cheers of his thousand warriors that reverberated throughout the epiv and mangroves swamps. Ibalno, appeared the giant Rabot, half-man and half-beast, with awesome and terrifying powers. Then came a great flood, freed by Unos[2] that changed the features of the land.

It may also refer to a priest dressed like a woman.

Views Read Edit View history. Handiong and his men built towns. Though the Tandayag had very long fangs, he was able to pin down the monstrous, wild boar and break apart its very big jawbones.

This poses an argument that the locals ibslon to depend on foreign abilities and leadership before they were able to obtain progress. Together with his men, he had to fight thousands of battles, and face many dangers to defeat ibqlon monsters.