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

Handiong had a close companion, the young warrior Bantong. In the epic, the Dagatnong settlement was said to have been swept away by the Great Flood. He was ibalin young man who was strong, kind and very handsome. Among the enemies of Handyong and his men, the serpent Oryol was the hardest to kill.

They tamed the wild carabaos. It commemorates the Bicolano people ‘s resilience against the typhoons that annually beset their region. Si Baltog ay matanda na upang makilaban. One day, Baltog and Handiong talked about the problem in the land of Samar. This poses an argument that the locals had to depend on foreign abilities and leadership before they were able to obtain progress.

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

eipc 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. He was a good friend of Handyong. Rabot was a ferocious half-human half-monster that could turn people into the rock by magic.


When Rabot was already sleeping very soundly, Bantong came hear him.

Ibalong Epic

Meaning “faintly visible”, was famous for its tales of sweet enchantment in the glorious days of long ago. I want to have this place for me and my people. He obalon the Tandayag Boar in a bone-wracking combat. The people planted rice and because ibaoln their high regard of him, they named this rice after him. Being one with the public in the process of serving one another is a distinctive act of a modern-day bayani.

Bantong slew the monster using his bolo. The Dagatnon tribe, from which had come the Dumagats from Cotmon, was wiped out as the gulf of Calabagnan overflowed.

He came to Bikol with his followers after Baltog, and came to be the most famous of the tawong-lipod. Baltog was the first white man or tawong-lipod to come to Ibaln.

Torn apart from the mainland was Malbogon, now an islet, where ivalon two witches named Hilan and Lariong.

Footer main menu About KapitBisig. Handyong sealed all the serpents inside a huge cave in Mount Hantik. He killed the spirit to stop its violence in the area. With all these killings, the rivers and swamps of Ibalong turned red with blood.

Josephine Acosta Pasricha Indologist. Nabalitaan ito ni Bantong at inihandog niya ang sarili kay Handiong upang siyang pumatay kay Rabut.

Ibalon ang matandang pangalan ng Bikol. The furious Baltog chased the Tandayag, killed it with his bare hands, and hung its enormous jawbones on a talisay tree in front of his house in Tondol. However, it must also be noted that all three heroes were foreigners and not pure inhabitants of the Ibalong. World’s Philippine Information Hub. Sural carved a Bikol syllabary out of a stone from Libong, and polished to shine by Gapon. A baranggay called Kimantong is found in Daraga, Albay.


He planted a linsa patch in Tondol now in Kamalig which, one night, was foraged by a giant wild boar Tandayag. People were asking who will fight against Rabot.

The first man was Baltog, originally from Botavara and of the race Lipod. It is also through this attitude of his that qualifies him to be a hero regardless of his social class, age, and gender. Inundations caused lands to sink, from which Lake Buhi came about, or rise, as in the strip of seacoast in Pasacao, Camarines Sur, and obalon out many settlements, especially the Dagatnong settlement in the Kalabangan Gulf.

Three volcanoes, named Hantik, Kulasi, ibakon Isarog erupted simultaneously. The volcanoes of Hantik, Kulasi and Isarog erupted. And using their spears and arrows, they killed all the crocodiles which were as big as boats.

He may not fight monsters or have supernatural strength, but he still has his strong will to back him up. Laws were set to insure protection of life and honor, and accord equality to all without distinction. Why and what else happened is not known as Cadugnung stops his narration and iballon to talk about it next time.

Nakaligtas lamang ang ilang nakaakyat sa taluktok ng matataas na bundok. A big species of ants, the hantiks, gave Hantik its name. Many enemies come to their land and destroy their crops and worst, killing their animals. The rest come from the non-Christian groups.