A long time ago there was a young man whose name was Jackyo. He was very poor, and by his daily labor could earn barely enough for his food and nothing at all for his clothes. He had a little farm at some distance from the village in which he lived, and on it raised […]
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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 curved back and its head hanging […]
In the beginning, when there were no creatures yet, there was only the sea. Floating on this sea was a thing resembling a ball. This was the abode of God the Most High. When he wanted to bring out his creations, the ball split; one half of it rose and became heaven (with seven levels) […]
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).
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.
Buhat nang mapatakbo ni Toniong Tandang si Tenoriong Talisain ay humanap na ng ibang libutan at madaling nakapamayagpag na muli ang Talisain. Ang mga Katyaw na leghorn doon ay madaling nasilaw sa balitang bilis at lakas ni Tenoriong Talisain. At madali niyang naging kaibigan ang pinakamagandang sa mga banyagang manok na si Lolitang Leghorn.
Malapit-lapit na naman ang tag-ulan kung kaya’t ang isang mag-anak na langgam ay abalang-abala sa paghahakot ng pagkain para sa kanilang pinagtataguan. “Huwag kayong lilihis ng landas patungo sa ating lungga, dahil sa may gawing kaliwa ay may munting kanal,” sabi ni Tatay Langgam.
(Bahagi ng The Beautiful Bungangsakit) Salin ni Reynaldo S. Reyes Mula sa”The Legend” by Damiana L. Eugenio, UP Press Dahil sa ipinakitang kalupitan ng mga tulisang-dagat, ang mga naninirahan sa Balud, sa pangunguna ng mga misyonerong Heswita ay nagtungo sa Binongtoan, isa sa kalapit na nayon. Doon ay nagsimula silang bumuo ng panibagong nayon at […]
Antonio K. Abad Akasia Jose Abreu Kaibigan Macario Adriatico Amaori, C. Amabri and Felipe Malayo Faustino Aguilar Sinag-Ina
The guavas were ripe, and Juan’s father sent him to gather enough for the family and for the neighbors who came to visit them. Juan went to the guava bushes and ate all that he could hold. Then he began to look around for mischief. He soon found a wasp nest and managed to get […]