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 was a brave and cunning young warrior who single-handedly killed the half-man and half-wild beast Rabot, although Handyong had given him 1, warriors to help him do it. Then, appeared the giant Rabot, half-man and half-beast, with awesome and terrifying powers.

Also portrayed in the epic is the concept of social class, of slaves and masters. You need to find a ibaalon where our people can live peacefully and contentedly.

Ibalong Epic

Email required Address never made public. Nakaligtas lamang ang ilang ibaloj sa taluktok ng matataas na bundok. Nagalit ang Diyos sa ginawang pataksil na pagpatay kay Rabut.

Asog is now called Mount Iriga. The native of Dinahon worked on the jar, claypot, stove, earthen bowl, and other household utensils. Posted by Camille Fuentes Cams at All the people who came from as far as Panicuason were struck by the monstrous size of the dead boar.

Long before Spaniards arrived in Bikol and introduced Christianity, the Bikolanos already believed in gods and supernatural beings. Ethnic groups of South Asia and the Eic an encyclopedia. Then came a great flood, freed by Unos[2] that changed the features of the land.

At last, as soon as he saw it, he fearlessly wrestled with it, with all his might. It was at bialon time that the savage monkeys became frightened and hid themselves.


The Ibalon (from the Bikol region) | Philippines:

The people epoc rice and because of their high regard of him, they named this rice after him. Moogs are treehouses where the ancient Bikols’ lived and kept anitos and idols. Ang mga piling tauhan ni Handiong ay tumulong sa kanyang pamamahala at pagtuturo sa mga tao ng maraming bagay.

Son, our people are tired of fighting. Menu Skip to content. The second hero who came to the land of Ibalong was Handyong. But using his wisdom against Rabot, he did not attack the giant right away. Retrieved 9 February Si Hablon naman ay nagturo sa mga tao ng paghabi ng tela. The plague of the land, he was also known as the great liar.

Meaning “with only one testicle”, it refers to the effeminate black priests of Aswang’s devil-cult that had its center in the wilds of this volcano during Bikol’s epiic age. The differences of the Ibalong from other Philippine epics may suggest culture differences of the Ancient Bikols from other ancient groups.

People were asking who will fight against Rabot. Nagagawa niyang bato ang mga tao o hayop na kanyang maengkanto. He planted a linsa patch in Tondol now in Kamalig which, one night, was foraged by a giant wild boar Tandayag.

In its oldest known text, the folk epic does not have a title. They want a peaceful life with no hunger. But she was seductive as well as deceitful. They came from Boltavarasettling and ruling Bikolandia and its inhabitants. However, it must also be noted that all epid heroes were foreigners and not pure inhabitants of the Ibalong.

But Oryola wily serpent who appeared as a beautiful maiden with a seductive voice, was one ibalo Handyong could not destroy. Indianized ancient Filipino script Indian loanwords in various Filipino languages Influence of Indian languages on Tagalog language Sanskrit language loanwords in Tagalog language Tamil language loanwords in Tagalog language Sanskrit language loanwords inalon Cebuano language Sampaguita Filipino national flower is named from Indian sanskrit Champaka.


The Ibalong festival features the various characters from the epic while celebrating through song and dance. With his strength and skill in iba,on combat, he was able to subdue bialon the crocodiles and boar, killing them and cutting them into pieces. The ants are believed to ibaalon inhabited this mountain’s Kalupnitan Caves, where Handyong drove and buried alive the wily, sweet-voiced serpents that masqueraded as lovely maidens.

They were hideous apes that transformed their victims into trees surprising them in a tight embrace. Retrieved December 7, The Ibalong teaches about courage, of how a simple act can bring about positive change. Under his leadership and his ihalon, slaves and masters were treated equally.

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.

He was ordered to kill the new monster in Ibalong. The very survival of these pre-Hispanic legends is direct proof of the vitality of Bikol culture. Many enemies come to their land and destroy their ibalob and worst, killing their animals. The Tiburon were giant flying fishes which had slimy, scaly, and hardy flesh and saw-like teeth that could crush rocks.

Together, the people built a society with culture. They tamed the wild carabaos.