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 followed the beautiful voice and was almost enchanted by it in his pursiut.

It was at this time that the savage monkeys became frightened and hid themselves. He may not fight monsters or have supernatural strength, but he still has his strong will to back him up. A period of the invention followed: 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 epic age.

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

Documents Flashcards Grammar checker. The existence of various Bikol oral accounts focus on a curse allegedly cast against the Bikol people seem ibapon bridge the gap between the Ibalong epic and the subsequent decline and destitution of the Bikolanos.

Ibakon in the great sea, Baltog encountered a strong wind and huge waves that destroyed his boat. To him, Handiong entrusted the job of getting rid of Rabot, a fierce monster, who was half-man and half-beast.


Rivers changed their direction and the sea waves rolled high. They went after evildoers, usually to those with hidden dpic, who could not be brought to justice. A long time ago, there was a hero named Baltog.

Also called buayaHandyong defeated the giant crocodiles in combat. Furious, Baltog pursued the boar and killed it, not with a lance but by breaking its jaws with his own strong arms. To capture it, Handyong tried different ways.

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Together, the people built a society with culture. Pinamunuan ni Handiong ang mga lalaki ng Ibalon upang kanilang lipulin ang mga dambuhalang buwaya, mababangis na tamaraw at lumilipad na mga pating at mga halimaw na kumakain ng tao. Upon learning of the victory of their Chief Baltog, the people prepared a feast and celebrated. He went home and told his father about the land he had found for them.

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Asog is now called Mount Iriga. This article needs more links to other articles to help integrate it into the encyclopedia. He exhorted his people to plant “linsa” and rice. The supersized boar had jawbones as wide as two arms extended, and tusks which measured about two-thirds longer than the handle of his lance.

Dinahong, meaning “wrapped with leaves”, is the original Bikolano potter who was believed to have been an Agta Negrito or pygmy. If you want that father, yes I will do it for you and for our people. Through his good example, his people became inspired and came up with their own inventions.


Diumano, masama man si Rabut, dapat ay binigyan ng pagkakataong magtanggol sa sarili nito. It is through this desire that he is able to relentlessly face the mountains of problems that will come along the way.

Si Baltog ay matanda na upang makilaban. Rabot was a ferocious half-human half-monster that could turn people into the rock by magic. People were asking who will fight against Rabot. Some of these oral accounts indicated such a transformation. It was put afterward into Spanish by Melendreras in Ibal, a age manuscript in lbalon on the ancient customs of the Indios epif Albay.

So, alone and unafraid, Handyong decided obalon look for Oryol in the heart of the forest. 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.

The Sarimao were avenging monsters that were brutally fierce, ugly, and ruinous. Panic filled everyone except one man – the favored suitor of the maiden. Among other pursuits is the cultivation of upland and lowland crops, the construction of dwellings on tall trees, the creation of the first boat in the region, the making of utensils, tools, and wares, but most importantly, the invention of ibapon.