Isip at Kilos-Loob

Ang tao ay natatangi (unique) na nilalang dahil siya ay may :


Mga Nagbabagang Balita Naging uling na rin!

Isang sementeryo, nasunog… halos lahat, patay!

Barko, lumubog... hindi nakatiis, lumutang!

Isang bangkay... natagpuang walang buhay!

Isang poste, nangalay... umupo!

Isang bata, tumalon sa sapa... natagpuang basa!

Basurero, nagsampa ng kaso... ibinasura!

THE FIRST MONKEY (Iloko Version - Philippines)

The First Monkey
Iloko version

Once there lived an old woman and her grandson in a hut. The old woman worked hard to feed her grandson and herself but her grandson was a lazy boy. He did not help her in her work and took her money and spent it all on his friends.

One day, he came home hungry.

"Where is my food?" he demanded.

Alas! The food was not ready. He became angry and finding coconuts lying on the ground, threw them at his grandmother.

"Food' Food! Food!" he chanted stamping his foot. The good behaviour fairy was passing by.

"I'll teach this boy manners!" she thought.

She waved her magic wand and whoosh . . . the boy turned into a furry animal with a long tail. When his friends saw him they threw stones at him. Lo! They too turned into animals. The people drove them out of the town.

The boy and his friends then began living on trees and came to be known as monkeys.

LEGEND OF THE FIRST MONKEY (Maranao Version - Philippines)

Long ago in a thick forest, a young girl lived under the care of the goddess of weaving. Here she lived happily and without care, for everything that she wanted to eat was provided for her by her patroness.

One day the goddess said to the girl, "Take this cotton, clean it, and make out a dress for yourself out of it." Now, the girl knew nothing about making cloth and weaving it, so she said to the goddess, "When the cotton is cleaned, is it ready for use?"

WHY DOGS WAG THEIR TAILS (Legend of the Visayas)

Why Dogs Wag Their Tails
( Legend of the Visayas )

There was once a rich man who owned an old toothless dog and a cat. They were intelligent creatures, who could carry out almost any task that the rich man would give them. And they worshiped their master, and feared him, so great was his majesty.

The rich man had a daughter studying in a convent far away from his home. Every week, he would send her little gifts by carriage. But once, he had something very valuable to give her, and he could trust no one with its keeping save for his faithful cat and dog.


The Legend of the Lizard

Long ago, there was a mother who loved her only son deeply. She was a pious woman and her son imitated most of her good deeds, which were many. Her son was good at heart, but young. The woman knew that he still had much to learn before he could fully adopt saintly ways.

God decided to test this young son’s piety and love for his mother. He sent a beautiful woman to capture the young man’s eager heart. The beautiful woman urged the son to keep their meetings a secret from his mother, and though it pained the boy to do so, for he never kept secrets from his mother, he obeyed. But the real challenge had not yet been failed.


The First Bananas

Once upon a time, a very beautiful young woman was wooed by a handsome young man, whom she had never seen before, and who did not look like any other person she knew. His countenance was divine, his every movement graceful. Surely such a magnificent creature could not come from this world!

"I live far, far away," was only what the stranger told her at the start. "In my land, everything is fair and good, reminding me of you."