Who are the three epic in Bicol?

The 28th year of Ibalong Festival featured the story of the three heroes Baltog, Bantong and Handyong who fought against monsters and villains that ravaged the natural resources of Ibalon, the old name of Bicol region.

What is Ibalon in Bicol Region?

The Ibálong, also known as Handiong or Handyong, is a 60-stanza fragment of a Bicolano full-length folk epic of Bicol region of Philippines, based on the Indian Hindu epics Ramayana and Mahabharata. The epic is said to have been narrated in verse form by a native poet called Kadunung.

What is the theme of Ibalon story?

The Ibalon epic portrays the heroic deeds of Baltog, Handyong and Baltong in freeing the Bicol Peninsula of beasts and monsters.

Who are the main characters of the Ibalong Epic?

The epic of Bicolandia, “Ibalong,” is a mélange of fantastic stories with three heroes—Baltog, Handyong and Bantong—who got to battle against the elements, one-eyed monsters, giant flying sharks, crocodiles as big as boats, and other such fearful creatures.

Who is the hero of Bicol?

While the heroic deeds and martyrdom of secular priests Mariano Gomez, Jose Burgos and Jacinto Zamora are known all over the land and familiar to history students, the memory of the 15 martyrs of Bicolandia is confined to Naga City, the heart of Bicol.

What is the summary of Ibalon?

The Ibalong portrays deeds in heroic proportions, centering on white men or tawong-lipod who were warrior-heroes named, among others, Baltog, Handyong, and Bantong. They came from Boltavara, settling and ruling Bicolandia and its inhabitants. The epic is set in the land of Aslon and Ibalong.

Who signed Biak Na Bato?

General Fernando Primo de Rivera
The Pact of Biak-na-Bato, signed on December 15, 1897, created a truce between Spanish colonial Governor-General Fernando Primo de Rivera and the revolutionary leader Emilio Aguinaldo to end the Philippine Revolution.