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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Bantong also learned that Rabot loved to sleep during the day and stayed awake at night. Ibaloon enemies come to their land and destroy their crops and worst, killing their animals.

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

Soon after, Handiong came to Bikol and destroyed the wild creatures roaming the land. I know you can do it.

Please help improve this article by e;ic links that are relevant to the context within the existing text. Josephine Acosta Pasricha Indologist. He exhorted his people to plant “linsa” and rice. Known as Oriol, the snake was sometimes serpent sometimes woman.

The furious Baltog chased the Tandayag, killed it with his bare hands, and hung its enormous jawbones on a talisay tree in front of his house in Tondol. He killed the spirit to stop its violence in the area. Handiong gave his blessing to Baltog. Readings in Philippine literature.


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

Rabot was a ferocious half-human half-monster that could turn people into the rock by magic. At last, as soon as he saw it, he fearlessly wrestled with it, with all his might. The plague of the land, he was also known as the great liar. He cleared the land of predatory epix, inspired inventions, reintroduced agriculture, built tree-houses where anitos or idols were kept called moogand set up a code of laws, establishing a golden age in his day.

The very survival ibaloj these pre-Hispanic legends is direct proof of the vitality of Bikol culture.

The Ibalon (from the Bikol region) | Philippines:

Son, our people are tired of fighting. Some of these oral accounts indicated such a transformation.

With this, respect for rights of peic and succession were guaranteed, and slave and master kept to his own place. Laws were set to insure protection of life and honor, and accord equality to all without distinction. After watching him for days, Bantong slew the monster in two parts and brought the corpse to Libmanan where Handiong viewed the remains amidst the loud rejoicing of his people.

The Angongolood lurked along shadowy riversides. The epic depicts the transition of the ancient Bikolanos from the hunting stage to the agricultural stage, from the nomadic state to the settled life.

In no time, their lives changed for the better. This page was last edited on 10 Septemberat He carved it on a white rock-slab from Libong, which Gapon later polished. Nothing is mentioned about gods in the epic except perhaps in passing, Onosthe god of floodwaters. They tamed the wild carabaos. Bialon find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Subalit may muling kinatakutan ang mga tao, isang malaki iballon mapaminsalang baboy-ramo na tuwing sumasapit ang gabi ay namiminsala ng mga pananim.


Once killed, the spirit fell into the sea.

Because of this, Oryol helped Handyong clear the region of ferocious beasts until peace came to the whole of the land. Menu Skip to content. The Inarihan river turned its course and overflowed to Ponong. In Bato, a big mountain sank, and, in its place, up came a lake which supplied fish to all of Ibalon. Kimantong is attributed to have been the first Bikolano to fashion the rudder called timonthe sail called layagthe plow called aradothe harrow called ibalojthe ganta and other measures, the roller, iba,on yoke, the boloand the hoe.

Documents Flashcards Grammar checker. Epicc maiden did not love him back, and so the spirit was enraged. Nakaligtas lamang ang ilang nakaakyat sa taluktok ng matataas na bundok. Under his leadership and his laws, slaves and masters were treated equally.