Ang unang pagdating ng mga kastila
199), “chanted in a drawling manner” without the accompaniment of music or dance.The likuen (melody) is usually determined by the incidents being narrated.Banlak hurries to Ayuman to inform Agyu and others that Kuyasu has slain the Moro datu. Inasmuch as the Moro datu has been killed, there is no other choice for the brothers but to leave their homeland. After this victory, Agyu decides to move to another place. His brother Lono/Lena tries to cut a path on the side of the mountain, while two women, Yambungan and Ikwangan, are left behind, swinging on a vine from bank to bank over a stream. The animal is cut into pieces as are the honeycombs.They depart at once to llian, upon whose mountains Agyu decides to build a fort. Agyu orders his followers to gather big stones and logs that can be rolled down the slopes should the Moros pursue them. The Moro warriors come up the Pulangi River and espy the fort built by the Ilianon. As the Moro invaders are mounting the height, Agyu orders his followers to let loose the logs and boulders. Something stings their feet, and they shout for Lono to come. He locates the bee’s hive in the hollows of palm trees. As the meat and honey are distributed among the people, Agyu remembers Banlak’s wife Mungan in Ayuman, whom they have left behind because of her affliction. Lono volunteers to deliver Mungan her share of the slaughter. He is surprised to find the meat running and the honey flying like bees ahead of him. Lono tells her that he has come to give her a share of the meat and honey.The ulahingon, in turn, consists of two parts: a kepu- unpu-un and a sengedurug.
One of the subsistence occupations of the Ilianon people is the gathering of beeswax which they trade with the Moros, their distant neighbors, for articles and goods that they need.The datu instructs his wife to call their daughter, who is told to dress up. All the men, including the younger ones, are exhorted to fight. A seer predicts their doom, but Tanagyaw chastises him.