Topics: Datu, Visayas, Philippines Pages: 3 (904 words) Published: January 11, 2013
I.Summary of the chosen chapter or topic

The topic that we have chosen is all about the Maragtas. The Maragtas is a book that contains part of the deep history of Panay from the first inhabitants and the Bornean immigrants from which our Bisayan brothers and sisters descended from. The information written was from Pedro Alcantara Monteclaro. The maragtas was explained to be the “great people” or “great country”. It is an original work based on written and oral sources available to the author. The Maragtas is an original work by Monteclaro based on written and oral sources available to him. In particular, the author makes no claim that the work or contains a transcription of particular prehispanic documents. He has pointed out anthropological treatise on the former customs, clothes, dialect, hereditary, and organization of the Aetas of Panay. He has also said the ten datus from Borneo, fleeing tyranny of Datu Makatanaw, and the island they have purchased from Marikudo. The price agreed was a solid gold hat and basin and also an ankle-length necklace from the wife of the Bornean datus. After this, the chieftains and Aetas lived in peace and harmony. The Haraya is another epic poem from Panay. It is a collection of rules of conduct told inthe form of heroic tales. The "Hari sa Bukid" of Negros is a mythical epic of Kanlaon (Kan comes from a Persian word "Khan" meaning "King" and "Laon" from a Malay word meaning "Ancient.") and "Hinilawod" an epic poem made by the early inhabitants of Iloilo, Aklan and Antique also from Panay. The hero of Hinilawod, “Humadapnon” was of divine ancestry. He had super natural powers and guardian spirits to protect him. His most exciting adventure was his search for Nagmalitong Yawa: A beautiful maiden whom he saw in his dream. He boarded his golden boat, sailed amidst dangerous seas, and was captured by an enchantress/engkantada. Finally, he found and won the love of Nagmalitong Yawa. Monteclaro said that we should not be accusing...

Bibliography: Scott, W. H. (1968). A critical study of the prehispanic source materials for the study of Philippine prehistory. Manila : University of Santo Tomas Press
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