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By Dulce Cuna Anacion
TWO POPULAR LEGENDS
A. The Tale of Bungansakit
B. The Tale of Dang and Mulay
Ballet Philippines “Tale of Bungansakit”
SUGUIHON the triumphant SUITOR and the Vengeful WARRIOR
Suguihon, Bungansakit’s lover and consequently husband may have consequently belonged to the Visayan Aristocracy and warrior class. He is said to be a converted native for recent interpretations of the legend described the marriage of Bungansakit and Suguihon to be in a Christian ceremony..
“Bisan han mga bisan, Saypa han mga Saypa” (Waray idiom)
B. DANG and MULAY
“The Legend” by DULZCUNA
These two Legends could actually reflect the age-old PERSONA of the WARAY,These were solidified by ORAL TRADITIONS that were handed down by genealogy and customs of the WARAY “Tilitol” (bastardized term of “territory”)The stuff of these legends are “SURAH” (viands) for dramas, plays, radio programs, visual art, street dances, comparzas which the Leyte-Samarnon enjoy to reflect the things that give him happiness, pleasure, memory and nostalgia with a sense of pride, aristocracy and history-- that which implies to the total make-up of the VISAYAN and to the MAHARLIKAN for that matter.