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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He hung the gigantic jawbone on a talisay tree near his house in Tondol.

Ibalong Epic

The heroes made use of this courage to lead the community out of chaos without any regard for self-glorification. Though the Tandayag had very ibqlon fangs, he was able to pin down the monstrous, wild boar and break apart its very big jawbones. Everything about the Philippines. Together with his men, he had to fight thousands of battles, and face many dangers to defeat the monsters.

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

He was ordered to kill the new monster in Ibalong. You need to find rpic place where our people can live peacefully and contentedly. Three volcanoes, named Hantik, Kulasi, and Isarog erupted simultaneously.


One elusive snake, however, he failed to subdue despite all his effort. Panic filled everyone except one man – the favored suitor of the maiden. His father is Handiong, chief tain of their village. Retrieved from ” https: Nalaman ni Bantong na sa araw ay tulog na tulog si Rabut.

The survivors were banished, along with Sarimao, to Mount Kulasi.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Folk history or not, this epic is valuable for it enabled the Bikolanos of today to gain valuable insights into the misty past of their land and their ancestors. A long time ago, there was a ibaloj named Baltog.

And using their spears and arrows, they killed all the crocodiles which were as big as boats. The plague iblon the land, he was also known as the great liar.

He exhorted his people to plant “linsa” and rice. He helped the people learn cooking, making pots called coronstoves, earthen jars, and other kitchen utensils.

Si Hablon naman ay nagturo sa mga tao ng paghabi ng tela. In one of the areas of Ibalong called Ligmanan, Handyong built a town. Retrieved 9 February You are commenting using your Twitter account. 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.


Handiong and Baltog taught their people several home industries to make a living. People were asking who will fight against Rabot. Wild carabaos were not yet domesticated for farm work back then. Aralin sa Filipino – Samut.

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

Jump to main menu bar. Diumano, masama man si Rabut, dapat ay binigyan ng pagkakataong magtanggol sa sarili nito.

Rabot slept heavily all day long as he simply rolled over the ground. The second hero who came to the land of Ibalong was Handyong. Moogs are treehouses where the ancient Bikols’ lived and kept anitos and idols. Realubit, explained that the reason behind this is that Handyong might have “mourned the passing of an era, when men were eepic men by monsters and the skill of the hunt, when magic and ceremonial incantations infused life and explained his questions about life and nature and the supernatural.