The Ibadong, a traditional epic of the Bicolanos in the Philippines, is a 63-stanza epic narrative poem composed in Filipino of the 'Ramayana' and is said to have been composed by the great poet Leórico Malipad of biclat — a lesser version of the epic. The poem centers upon the life of the hero of The Epic of Husband-Love, 18-year-old Lakan Bucad (Husband Love) who challenged the evil machinations of Rowena and her evil brother Mahabayi (Malay) who tried with the help of the dragoon (Mila) and the monkey (Mong) to saddle the Boy of Husband Love (love) to her sister Loisa (Liza). In the Bicol region where the epic is sung, the epic of Lakan Bucad is known as the Ibadong, literally meaning "The story of a Boy who refused to wed a woman".
The Iblong, also known as Handiong or Handyong, is a 60-stanza fragment of a Bicolano full-length folk epic of the Bicol region of the Philippines, based on the Indian Hindu epics Ramayana and Mahabharata. The epic is said to have been narrated in verse form by a native poet called Kadunung. d2c66b5586