Once upon a time there lived in a certain pueblo a rich man who had a dog and a cat. His only daughter, of whom he was very fond, was studying in a convent in a city several miles distant and it was his custom, about once a week,
Narrated by Felix Y. Velasco, who heard the story from his grandmother, a native of Laoag, Ilocos Norte. from Filipino Popular Tales by Dean S. Fansler Once upon a time there lived in a small village on the border of a powerful kingdom a poor farmer, who had a
The Sigbin is a mythological creature believed by the people on the Philippines. It is a monstrous animal-like creature. It looks like a goat with very large ears and a long tail used as a whip. Its legs and arms are long are long and its stands with a
Narrated by Francisco M. Africa. There was once a poor farmer who possessed a cow and a carabao. These two animals were his only wealth. Every day he led them to the field to plough. He worked his animals so hard, that they often complained to him; but the
Ang kasabihang parang pating ka kung magpatubo ay batay sa alamat ng pating ng kuwento ng mga taga-Palawan. Noong unang panahon daw ay may isang mayamang Palawenyo na kilala sa pagiging usurero. Siya si Kablan na lagi nang gusuing patubuan ang lahat ng kapitbahay na nangingisda sa kanilang komunidad.
This is the story how two lovers from two warring families fought for their love and right to be together. When the world was young, in a faraway town, there were two families who were fighting for the right to govern the people. Both families were rich and powerful,
Ito ay kuwento ng dalawang magkasintahan na pilit pinaglalayo ng kani-kanilang mga magkaaway na angkan. Noong bata pa ang mundo, sa isang bayan ay may isang dalawang makangayarihang angkan ang nag-aaway kung sino ang mas karapat-dapat na mamuno sa taong bayan. Parehas na makapangarihan ang bawat pamilya kung kaya’t
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
from the Anthology of Philippine Myths by Damiana L. Eugenio 1 According to Maranaw folklore, this world was created by a great Being. It is not known, however, who exactly is this great Being. Or how many days it took him to create this world.