*Happily cuddles the children; Paubari next to her* I shall name you Labaw Donggon, this one’s. Humadapnon and you, Dumalapdap. Buyung Paubari: My dear. The musical revolves around Labaw Donggon, a demigod in an epic poem called the Hinilawod from the island of Panay in the Philippines. It chronicles his . Hinilawod is an epic poem orally transmitted from early inhabitants of a place called Sulod in . When he reached adulthood, Labaw Donggon, the eldest of the triplets, decided to go on a quest to find himself a wife. He heard of the beauty of.

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He then dragged his body away from the place and managed to escape. Humadapnon and Dumalapdap then searched for their missing brother, finding Labaw Donggon on the same fishnet in a deranged state. This is done, the dowry is agreed upon and given, the wedding is held. This son died during childbirth and was brought back from the dead to keep Alunsina company.

Labaw Donggon ng Hinilawod

The epic must have been commonly known to the Visayans donggob Panay before the conquest, since its main protagonists, like Labaw Donggon, were noted in the accounts of the Islanders’ beliefs and recorded by early Spanish colonizers. They returned to the plains and settled near the mouth of the Halawod River after the flood has subsided and lived in secrecy. He then used it to lift the huge boulder off the center of labqw village and hurled it back to the mountain.

Datu Paubari celebrated the return of his three sons with a very big feast. Hinilawod is an epic poem orally transmitted from early inhabitants of a place called Sulod in dongggon PanayPhilippines. The first object of his affections is Abyang Ginbitinan, who lives “by the mouth of Handog, by the river Halawud. Hinilawod is a 29,verse epic that takes about three days to donggln in its original form, making it one of the longest epics known, alongside that of Tibet’s Epic of King Gesar.


The two fought in a duel and Humadapnon emerged victorious. The couple was ecstatic and Datu Paubari prepared the things needed for childbirth including the siklot.

It introduced to labaa readers the attribution of caring for the parents. He then embarked on a journey to Saragnayan’s land.

This page was last edited on 14 Novemberat Humadapnon brought his wife back to Panay.

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Hinilawod recounts the story of the exploits of three Suludnon demigod brothers: Research was conducted with Glemer’s mother, Gemma, the chieftain of their tribe and her grandmother, Lola Gamak, a binukot and chanter of the tribe. One evening, at dinner, Buyong Matanayon threw seven slices of ginger into the fire. Alunsina decided that both Humadapnon and Amarotha deserved a piece of Nagmalitong Yawa so she cut the girl in half and gave a piece each to her sons.

Humadapnon eventually married the goddess of greed and brought her home to his mother. Jocano was then introduced to Udungan’s niece, mountain singer labaww Hugan-an, who, after much cajoling, allowed herself to be taped recounting both her story and the Hinilawod.

Click here to sign up. Please enter your first name. This time he will be going to the Underworld Rugal sa Idalom and vie for the hand of the beautiful Anggoy Doronoon. ,abaw article reads more like a story than an encyclopedia entry.

The Epic of Labaw Donggon

His sons left for different parts of the world after the feast. Views Read Edit View history.


Labaw Donggon’s brothers return him home to his wives. Bathala Kan-Laon Mangindusa Kabunian. Immediately after giving birth, Alunsina summoned the high priest Bungot-Banwa to perform donggin rites of the gods of the Mount Madya-as to ensure that the triplets will have good health.

Hinilawod is one of the many pieces of oral literature passed from one generation to the next, changed and morphed by the chanter to one degree or another as he told it to his audience. Much of the clothes took on a Pan-Southeast Asian look with jewel tones and metallic gold accents to make the performers more prominent in the vast space.

With him was Dumasig, the most powerful wrestler in Madya-as. An extraordinary festival of donggoh design, including exhibitions, performances and diverse events,attracted over 15, visitors from 71 countries. Saragnayan, instead, summoned a crowd of laaw from the underworld to defeat the young lads. Humadapnon had to kill an eight-headed serpent in his pursuit of Nagmalitong Yawa. However, Nagmalitong Yawa was so ashamed of agreeing to marry Buyung Sumagulung that she ran away to the underworld and sought labas protection of her uncle Panlinugun, who is lord of the earthquake.

The musical revolves around Labaw Donggon, a demigod in an epic poem called the Hinilawod from the island of Panay in the Philippines. But though Labaw Donggon submerges Saragnayan into the water for seven years and puts him on top of a stone and beats him with coconut trunks, he cannot kill Saragnayan. Skip to main content.