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Mission: To exterminate the ancient beings of the islands. 63 more words


Arao (15/30)

He is fire.
What he touches,
Ashes are
left behind.
Ashes are all
he asks of Buan.
He is the Sun.
She is the Moon. 93 more words


Beyond the Aswang Complexity

(Aswang. The general term for manananggal, balbal, tiktik, wakwak and etc. the most fearsome mythological creature of Philippine culture. In lieu of upcoming Halloween, let me share information about this formidable creature.) 1,459 more words

Filipino Custom And Traditions

The Kapre and Institutionalized Racism

The kapre is an earthbound spirit in Philippine mythology, a mythical creature typically characterized as a tree demon. Depictions of its height vary but share one commonality — they areĀ  439 more words


Nagmalitong Yawa, Warrior Babaylan

Last Saturday I attended a lecture about one of the many epic narratives in the country, Hinilawod. It tells of the adventures of Buyong Humidapnon, a datu (village chief) who went on a quest to search for the woman he deemed his equal and ask for her hand in marriage. 228 more words


Of Enkantos, Tikbalangs and Kapres

By Chino Wasan

I have always been a huge fan of comics. My dad had a small collection of his favorite titles, which he allowed me to read. 795 more words