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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But Oryola wily serpent who appeared as a beautiful maiden with a seductive voice, was one whom Handyong could not destroy. Ito ay si Oriol. Handiong and his men built towns. The second hero who came to the land of Ibalong was Handyong.

The Ibalon

Being one with the public in the process of serving one another is a distinctive act of a modern-day bayani. Si Ginantong ay gumawa ng kauna-unahang bangka, ng araro, itak at iba pang kasangkapan sa bahay. Rabot slept heavily all day long as he simply rolled over the ground. Itinuro ni Dinahong Pandak ang paggawa ng palayok na Iluad at ng iba pang kagamitan sa pagluluto. Instilled in our culture are the different images of bayani wherein each region of the country has their own interpretation of it that is evident in their epics.


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And he guessed right: In one of the areas of Ibalong called Ligmanan, Handyong built a town. Naging lalong maunlad at masagana ang Ibalon. The epic is set in the land of Aslon and Ibalong. He was strong and brave.

He came to Bikol with his followers after Baltog, and came to be the most famous of the tawong-lipod. Menu Skip to content.

Laws were set to insure protection of life and honor, and accord equality to all without distinction. Thus, came the tribes of Panikwason and Asog to marvel at it.

People were asking who will fight against Rabot. Handyong and his men made their next attack against ibaloj giant flying sharks called Triburon which had hardy flesh and sawlike teeth that could crush rocks. What should I do father? Baltog, Handion and all their people left Samar for Ibalon, their new home.

If this will continue, we will all die of hunger. The Ibalong festival features the various characters from the epic while celebrating through song and dance. The Inarihan River altered its course.

Next to come was Handyong. As warriors, they first fought the one-eyed monster with three necks in the land of Ponong. Why and what else happened is not known as Cadugnung stops his narration and promises to talk about it next time. There is no definite date that can be given to where the epic-fragment starts and ends, however, what little is known about the legendary beginnings of Bikol might describe the area circa 4, years ago.


Meanwhile, Oryol admired Handyong’s bravery and gallantry.

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

To Handiong, Oriol was a jbalon, for even if he would bind her a thousand times, she would scoff mockingly at him and cleverly untie her knots. The Tiburon were peic flying fishes which had slimy, scaly, and hardy flesh and saw-like teeth that could crush rocks.

He may not fight monsters or have supernatural strength, but he still has his strong will to back him up. He hung the gigantic jawbone on a talisay tree near his house in Tondol. Brought to Ligmanan, the corpse of Rabot was horrible to behold. This gives evidence of good leadership.