1 One of the stories about the creation of the world, which the old folks of Panay, especially those living near the mountain, do not tire relating, tells us that in the beginning there was no heaven or earth—only a bottomless deep and a world of mist. Everything was shapeless and formless—the earth, the sky, […]
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Barom-Mai was an old and ugly king who lived in a kingdom called Calinan in the Visayas hundreds of years ago. Although he was powerful, he was helpless when it came to winning the love of his young bride, Madayaw-Bayho (daughter of Tageb, king of the pirates).
When the goddess of the eastern sky Alunsina (also known as Laun Sina, “The Unmarried One”) reached maidenhood, the king of the gods, Kaptan, decreed that she should marry. All the unmarried gods of the different domains of the universe tried to win her hand to no avail. She chose to marry a mortal, Datu […]
Visaya (Ang Gorilya at ang Alitaptap) Ang pabulang ito ay isa lamang sa kalipunan ng mga Bisaya na naglalarawan ng paglalaban sa pagitan ng maliliit na insekto at malalaking hayop.
(Ang Kasaysayan ng Sampung Datu ng Borneo) Sinugbuhan, isang pulo sa Panay na ang nakatira ay ang mga Ita, pinamumunuan ni Datu Pulpolan. Sa katagalan ng panahon at dahil na rin sa kanyang katandaan upang pamahalaan ang isang pulo, napagpasyahan niya na isalin ang kanyang kapangyarihan sa kanyang anak na si Datu Marikudo. Tinataglay ng […]
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Datto Somacuel was one of the seven chiefs who, coming from Borneo many years before the Spaniards conquered these islands, settled the Island of Panay. He lived in Sinaragan, a town near San Joaquin, in the southern part of Iloilo Province. His wife’s name was Capinangan.
Somacuel went every morning to the seashore to watch his slaves
fish with the sinchoro, or net.
ni Juanito C. Marcella “Ina ang gindalikat ko sa pagkari, Tyo Danoy,” hingapos ni Mr. Tante. Wala makahulag si Tyo Danoy matapos mapahayag sa iya ni Mr. Tante ang ginkari sini sa Tapaslong. Didto sa mahanayap nga kauyaparan nalansang ang iya panulok. May ginapamatyagan si Tyo Danoy. May ginaisip-isip. Subong sang ginaaninaw niya ang iya […]