Epic in Ibalon

This is a script I wrote for our role playing about Philippine Epics last sem (2008) for my History 1 (Philippine History) subject. The format I used in this script is the format usually used for writing scripts for audiovisual media. In any case, the content tackles how the three heroes of ancient Bicol came to advance the civilization in the area.

Note: this is written in Tagalog. 🙂

If you want to copy this, please cite me so I’ll not sue you. 🙂 hehehe

Santiago, Y.A. Epic in Ibalon. Script for Role Playing in Philippine History. U.P. Los Banos.

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Kadugnung: Ako nga pala si Kadugnung, isang mang-aawit na nagkukwento ng mga sinaunang alamat ng Bicol. Hindi ako ngayon umaawit sapagkat puyat ako, baka maging sintunado ako kaya naman ikukwento ko na lang ang mga orihinal na awit-giting ng mga Ibalon.

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Kadugnung: Noong unang panahon, ang tawag sa Bicol ay Ibalon. Sa lugar na ito, maraming mga halimaw ang naninirahan. Si Baltog na isang manlalakbay, ay pumasok sa loob ng gubat ng Ibalon at doon na nagtayo ng bahay. Si Baltog ay siang mahiwagang lalaki dahil may kapangyarihan siyang bumulag. Dahil dito, hindi siya natatakot sa mga halimaw. Isang araw, habang nangangaso ay nakita niya ang halimaw na si Tandayag.

BaLTOG: Hmm, napakalaking halimaw naman nito, pero hindi ako natatakot sa kanya!

Kadugnung: Lumapit si Baltog sa halimaw at nang makita siya nito, nagsimunla na itong magwala at manlaban.

Tandayag: Rah!!Whahh!!! Dug! dug!

Baltog: Patay ka ngayon sa akin! Argh! (Tutusukin ng sandata)

Kadugnung: Namatay si Tandayag at kinaladakad niya ito sa buong Ibalon para makita ng mga tao. Dahil dito, nagdiwang sila at ipinagunyi ang bayaning si Baltog.

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Kadugnung: Hindi rin naman naglaon ay dumating ang pangkat ni Hadyong at ng kanyang mga mandirigma. Sa panahong ito, maramin pa ring mga halimaw ang naninirahan.

Habang naglalakbay si Handyong at ang kanyang pangkat, nakasalaubong nila ang isang dambuhala na may iisang mata. Nang makita nila ito, naghanda na sila para sa isang paglalaban.

Dambuhala: Sino ngayon itong gumagambala sa teritoryo ko? Magbabayad kayo!

Handyong: Ikaw ang nagkakamali! Patay ka ngayon sa amin!

Kadugnung: Naglaban sina Handyong at ang dambuhala. Dahil sa marami ang pangkat ni Handyon, napatay nila ang dambuhal a. Matapos nito, nagtayo ng isang nayon si Handyong sa bayan ng Isarog sa Ibalon. Sa kanyang pamumuno, naimbento niya ang isang bangkang dagat. Dahil dito, ang mga tao ay nagtanim ng isang uri ng palay bilang parangal sa kanya. Isa pa, nahikayat rin naman ang mgha taong naninirahan sa Ibalon natumuklas ng mga bagong kagamitan.

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Handyong: Mga kababayan. Naririto tayo ngayon upang bigyang parangal ang dalawang lalaking tumuklas ng mga mahahalagang bagay sa ating nayon. Ang una nating tatawagin ay isang lalaki na malaki ang katawan. Siya ang tumuklas sa layag at sa ugit o kung tawagin natin ay rudder na siya naman nating ginagamit sa pagtulak at pag-asinta sa paglalakbay pandagat. Siya rin ang tumuklas sa mga kagamitang pambukid na araro, parahuela o ang wheelbarrow at iba pang mga gamit na pambukid. Siya rin ang unang gumawa ng suklay at unang gumamit ng ganta o pagsusukat ng bigas. Sa dami niyang naimbag sa kultura ng mga ibalon, ating parangalan si Ginantong!

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Handyong: Ginantong, ito ang iyong parangal sa pagtuklas ng mga kagamitang pambukid at pandagat. Ano ngayon ang iyong masasabi?

Ginantong: Salamat ng marami sa inyo. Utang ko sa inyo ang lahat, salamat sa aking magulang, kay tatay, kay nanay, sa aking mga kapatid na sina Ila, mikanaba, sinakhuban, rukasana. Salamat rin sa aking mga kapitbahay, sa tinderong tumulong sa akin nung isang araw..

Handyong: Ah, Ginantong, ok na, salamat, baka hindi tayo matapos eh. Sige. Ngayon naman, ating tawagin ang pangalawa at pangatlo nating pararangalan. Kaiba kay Ginantong,ang unang lalaking ito ay isang lalaki na may kalakihan rin sa pangangatawan. Siya ang tumuklas sa hubulan or loom na siya naming ginagamit sa paghahabi ng mga tela. Ang ikalawa naman nating bibigyang parangal ay isang lalaking matalino dahil siya ang tumuklas sa panitik o alpabeto ng mga Ibalon. Siya rin naman ang itinuturing na unang sumulat sa puting bato. Tawagin na natin ang dalawa nating magigiting na tagapagtuklas na sina Hablom at Sural!

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Hablom: Salamat po ng marami sa parangal na ito. Nais ko na rin pong iplug ang aking negosyo ngayon na Hablom’s tailoring para sa mga may kelangan ng damit, kayo nap o ang magpagawa sa akin. Yun na lang po.

Handyong: Ok Hablom, ginawa mo pa talang commercial ang parangal na ito. Oh, ikaw naman, Sural.

Sural: Salamat pos a lahat ng sumuporta sa akin. Ngayon po, nanawagan ako sa inyong lahat, isulong natin ang edukasyon. Ipaglaban natin ang kapakanan ng mga estudyante. Wag tayong matakot!

Handyong: Wala pa namang problema sa edukasyon natin ngayon, di ba? Pero salamat na rin Sural. Sa mga kababayan natin duyan, kung may mga bagong tuklas kayo dyan, ipagbigay alam lang po ninyo sa akin sa email na Handyong@yahoo.com o kaya naman ay magtext lang kayo sa 09457845212. O ayan, maaari na kayong bumalik sa inyong mga Gawain.

Kadugnung: Matapos ang parangal ni Handyong sa mga bagong tuklas, pinanatili niya ang katiwasayan sa Ibalon. Subalit hindi rin nagtagal at naging marahas ang kalikasan.

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Kadugnung: Umulan ng malakas na malakas sa nayon at nagkaroon ng isang mataas na baha. Matapos nito, nagkaroon naman ng sunod-sunod na lindol na sinabayan pa ng pagsabog ng 3 bulkan na Hantik, Kolasi at Isarog.

BIZ: SFX: PAGLINDOL, SUNOD SUNOD NA PAGSABOG NG BULKAN

KAdugnung: Dahil dito, bumaon ang lupa,gumuho ang mga bundok at ang nayon ay nawasak. Sa lakas ng lindol, umangat ang Pasacao kung saan naninirahan ang halimaw na si Rabot. Si Rabot ay malaking dambuhala at siya ay kalahating tao at kalahating hayop. Muli, nagulo na naman ang katahimikan ng nayon ng Ibalon. [ LONG PAUSE]

Kadugnung: Dahil sa mga nangyari, inutusan ni Handyong ang kanyang kaibigan na si Bantong upang puksain si Rabot. Dahil sa katalinuhan ni Bantong, hindi muna niya nilabanan ang halimaw, sa halip ay minanmanan muna niya ito.

BAntong: Hmm, marami pala ritong mga bato sa tabi ng kweba ni Rabot. Maaari ko nalang pala ikulong si Rabot sa kanyang kweba kung paguguhuin ko ang mga bato.

Kadugnung: Unti-unting pumasok sa loob ng kweba si Bantong. Sa loob, nadatnan niya si Rabot na natutulog.

Batong: Hmm, mahilig pala siyang matulog. Patay ka sa akin ngayon!

[UNTI-UNTING LALAPIT SI BANTONGG KAY RABOT AT SASAKSAKIN SA DIBDIB ]

BaNTONG: Wala ka nang takas ngayon! Argh!

Kadugnung: Kaagad na namatay ang halimaw na si Rabot. Nang makalabas naman ng kweba si Bantong, giniba niya ang mga bato sa tabi ng kweba upang matakpan ang pasukan nito. Dahil ditto, muli nang naibalik ang katahimikan ng nayon ng Ibalon.

Kadugnung: Hindi rin nagtagal ay dumami ang tao sa Ibalon. Sa ngayon, ang alamat ng Ibalon ay aming na lamang ipinapasa sa kabataan sa pamamagitan ng pag-awit. O ayan, naikwento ko na sa inyo ang kasaysayan ng Ibalon o tinatawag ngayon na Bicol. Lagi ninyong sariwain ang kultura ng mga Pilipino ha.

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29 thoughts on “Epic in Ibalon

    1. 1. IBALON
      EPIC FROM BICOL

      A long time ago, there was a rich land called Ibalong. The hero Baltog, who came from Botavora of the brave clan of Lipod, came to this land when many monsters were still roaming in its very dark forests. He decided to stay and was the first to cultivate its field and to plant them with gabi.
      Then one night, a monstrous, wild boar known as Tandayag saw these field and destroyed the crops. Upon knowing this, Baltog decided to look for this boar with all his courage and patiend. At last, as soon as he saw it, he fearlessly wrestled with it, with all his might. Baltog was unafraid. He was strong and brave. Though the Tandayag had very long fangs, he was able to pin down the monstrous, wild boar and break apart its very big jawbones. With this, Tandayag fell and died.
      After this fight, Baltog went to his house in Tondol, carrying the Tandaya’g broken bones. Then he hung it on a talisay tree in front of his house. Upon learning of the victory of their Chief Baltog, the people prepared a feast and celebrated. The very big jawbones of the dead boar became an attraction for everyone. Thus, came the tribes of Panikwason and Asog to marvel it.
      The second hero who came to the land of Ibalong was Handyong. Together with his men, he had to fight thousands of battles, and face many dangers to defeat the monster. As warriors, they first fought the one-eyed monster with the tree necks in the land of Ponong. For ten months, they fought without rest. And they never stopped fighting until all these monsters were killed.
      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. They continued fighting until the defeat of the last Triburon.
      They tamed the wild carabaos. They even drove away the giant and very fierce Sarimao which had very sharp fingernails. And using their spears and arrows, they killed all the crocodiles which were as big as boats. With all these killings, the rivers and swamps of Ibalong turned red with blood. It was at this time that the savage monkeys became frightened and hid themselves.
      Among the enemies of Handyong and his men, the serpent Oryol was the hardes to kill. Having a beautiful voice, Oryaol could change its image to deceive its enemies. To capture it, Handyong tried different ways. But Oryol escaped every one of it and disappeared.
      So alone and unafraid, Handyong decide to look for Oryol in the heart of the forest. He followed the beautiful voice and was almost enchanted by it in his pursuit. Days and nights passed until Oryol came to admire Handyong’s bravery and gallantry. Then the serpent helped the hero to conquer monsters, thus restoring peace to the entire Ibalong.
      In one the areas of Ibalong called Ligmanan, Handyong built a town. Under his leadership and his laws, slaves and masters were treated equally. The people planted rice and because of their high regard of him they named this rice after him. He built the first boat to ride the waves of Ibalong’s seas. Through his good example, his people became inspired and came up with their own inventions. There was Kimantong who made the plow, harrow and other farming tools. Hablom who invented the first loom for weaving abaca clothes, Dinahongm an Agta, who created the stove, cooking pot, earthen jar and other kitchen utensils, and Sural who brilliantly thought of syllabary and started to write on a marble rock. This was a golden period in Ibalong.
      Then suddenly, there cmae a big flood caused by Unos, with terrifying earthquakes. The volcanoes of Hantik, Kulasi and Isarog erupted. Rivers changed their direction and the seas waves rolled high. Destruction was everywhere. Soon, the earth parted, mountains sank, a lake was formed, and many towns in Ibalong were ruined.
      Then appeared the giant Rabot, half-man and half-beast, with awesome and terrifying powers.
      People were asking who will fight against Rabot. So Bantong, the third hero was called. He was a good friend of Handyong. He was ordered to kill the new monster on Ibalong. To do this, he took with him a thousand warriors to attack Rabot’s den. But using his wisdom against Rabot, he did not attack the giant right away. He first observed Rabot’s ways. Looking around the giant’s den, he discovered that there were many rocks surrounding it, and these were the people who were turned into rocks by Rabot.
      Bantong also learned that Rabot loved to sleep during the day and stayed awake at night. So, he waited. When Rabot was already sleeping very soundly, Bantong came hear him. He cut the giant into two with his very sharp bolo and without any struggle, Rabot died. So Ibalong was at peace once more.

      Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Summary_story_of_the_epic_Ibalon#ixzz26LJ8G7rw

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  3. hello everyone. :)Thanks for the comments.

    This is just a summary of the Epic in Ibalon. The Epic itself is a whole book written in another dialect. If you want to check for the book itself, you can go to UPLB library for more detailed info.

    ^_^

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