“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. Bantong, Handiong’s good friend, was ordered to kill the new monster in Ibalon. He took with him a thousand warriors to attack Rabot’s den. 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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They continued fighting until the defeat of the last Triburon. Si Hablon naman ay nagturo sa mga tao ng paghabi ng tela. In one the areas of Ibalong called Ihalon, Handyong built a town.

But the sight of Rabot shocked Handiong.

Then appeared the giant Rabot, half-man and half-beast, with awesome and terrifying powers. Through his good example, his people became inspired and came up with their own inventions. This is the story he tells: From the word isaro meaning “put together”, Isarog was the rugged volcano where the angonglood of the Bikol Ibapon forests fled to escape the wrath of Handyong. Nagpanibagong buhay ang mga tao ngayon ay sa pamumuno ni Bantong.

The Dagatnong were the black pygmies who swelt on seacoasts, opposite of the Agta who lived in the highlands. They came from Boltavarasettling and ruling Bikolandia and its inhabitants. The plague of the land, dpic was also known as the great liar.


The Ibalon

There was Kimantong who made the plow, harrow, and other farming tools; Hablom who invented the first loom for weaving abaca clothes; Dinahong, an Agta, who created the stove, cooking pot, earthen jar, and other kitchen utensils; and Sural who brilliantly thought of the syllabary and started to write on a marble rock.

Having a beautiful voice, Oryol could change its image to deceive its enemies. The Dagatnon tribe, from which had come eipc Dumagats from Cotmon, was bialon out as the gulf of Calabagnan overflowed. Handyong sealed all the serpents inside ibqlon huge cave in Mount Hantik. They tamed the wild carabaos. A non-religious festival, the Ibalong Festival is celebrated annually in honor of the epic Ibalong as a celebration of the geography of Ibalon.

The very survival of these pre-Hispanic legends is direct proof of the vitality of Bikol culture. To the mountain Kulasi, he exiled the “sarimaw”, and buried in Hantik all the serpents whose voices rang like sirens. Nang kumati ang tubig, iba na ang anyo ng Ibalon.

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So alone and unafraid, Handyong decide to look for Oryol in the heart of the forest. The Inarihan river turned its course and overflowed to Ponong. His “linsa”, or gabi plants, were the iballn in the place, but were destroyed by a great Tandayag boar.


Nagagawa niyang bato ang mga tao o hayop na kanyang maengkanto.

Handyong and his men made their next attack against the giant flying sharks called Triburon which had hardly flesh and sawlike teeth that could crush rocks. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Unknown Marso 7, nang 9: Dinahong, meaning “wrapped with leaves”, is the original Bikolano potter who was believed to have been an Agta Negrito or pygmy. Laws were set to insure protection of life and honor, and accord equality to all without distinction.

The fragmentary epic ended at that part where Bantong killed the fierce half-man and beast, Rabot. He hung the gigantic jawbone on a talisay tree near his house in Tondol. Pinamunuan ni Handiong ang mga lalaki ng Ibalon upang kanilang lipulin ang mga dambuhalang buwaya, ihalon na tamaraw at lumilipad na mga pating at mga halimaw na kumakain ng tao.

Nagalit ang Diyos sa ginawang pataksil na pagpatay kay Rabut. Handiong had a close companion, the young warrior Bantong. Rivers changed their direction and the sea waves rolled high. Diumano, masama man si Rabut, dapat ay binigyan ng pagkakataong magtanggol sa sarili nito.