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Tatsulok is a Tagalog word for Triangle, it comes from the two Tagalog words, Tatlo which means three and and Sulok which means corners, Three corners (tat sulok) therefor a shape of a triangle.

Triangle is also commonly associated to Filipino martial arts as well as the Filipino culture.
to learn more click the link here: TRIANGLE

Background story…
His name is Tatsu, he practice Filipino Dumog, the art of Grappling,
he was born not knowing his parents, he is an orphant who lives by his master
who took him as his student as well as his foster child, he has this amulet
that shape of a circle with a triangle with a Ka symbol embbeded to it.
little that he know that the amulet his wearing is one of the
shards of the Magical Tatsulok stone, that was buried by Bathala
in high mountains, a stone used for sealing all magic that human possess.

now demons are looking for the shards and its up to who ever possess the amulet
to stop them..

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I always wanted to write a novel base on this, but I never had the motivation to write the whole thing hahahah xD

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Art done by Akopito

The Aginid is about Sri Lumay of Sumatra who settled in Sugbo with his son, Sri Alho, ruling the south known as Sialo which included Valladolid, Carcar, up to Santander. This should have long been part of our required readings.

“His other son, Sri Ukob, ruled the north known as Nahalin which includes the present towns of Consolacion, Liloan, Compostela, Danao, Carmen, and Bantayan. As a ruler, Sri Lumay was known to be strict, merciless, and brave. He assigned magalamags to teach his people to read and write ancient letterings. He ordered routine patrols by boats from Nahalin to Sialo by his mangubats (warriors).

“Although a strict ruler, Sri Lumay was a loving person that not a single slave ran away from him. During his reign, the Magalos (literally destroyers of peace) who came from the South from time to time invaded the island to loot and hunt for slaves. Sri Lumay commanded to burn the town each time the southerners came to drive them away empty handed. Later, they fought these Magalos so that they leave the town for good.

“The town was thus permanently called Kang Sri Lumayng Sugbo, or Sri Lumay’s scorched town. Trading was vibrantly carried on by Sri Lumay’s people with merchants from China, Japan, India, and Burma in Parian, located at the northeastern part of Cebu City.

“The archipelago was strategically positioned in southeast Asia that it naturally became part of the trade route of the ancient world. Agricultural products were bartered for Chinese silk cloths, bells, porcelain wares, iron tools, oil lamps, and medicinal herbs. From Japan, perfume and glass utensils were usually traded with native goods. Ivory products, leather, precious and semi-precious stones and sarkara (sugar) mostly came from the Burmese and Indian traders.

“Sri Lumay was killed in one of the battles against the magalos and was succeeded by his youngest son Sri Bantug who ruled Singhapala (Mabolo district today).

“Bantug carried on his father’s rules throughout his reign. He organized umalahukans (reporters) to urge people in Nahalin and Sialo to obey his orders, especially on agricultural production and defense.

“During Sri Bantug’s time, Sugbo, Nahalin, and Sialo thrived on subsistence, self-sufficient economy. He died in an epidemic which spread in the island and was succeeded by his youngest son Sri Humabon.

“Under Humabon, the sibo or sibu in Parian became more progressive. Here, the “sinibuayng hingpit” (meaning a place for full trade) was carried on. The word Cebu is thus coined from the old word sibo, an old word for barter, trade, or swap.

OPM is stand for Original Pinoy Music, it refers to a song written by a Filipino with Tagalog lyrics, while other languages has their own respective genre, such as Bisrock (Bisaya Rock), BisRap etc. by the Visayan people, either way, OPM is the General Music in the Philippines, listened by every Filipino, lately OPM is loosing popularity by the dominating music today such as American music, Korean Pop and other popular genre, but there are Filipino artist who seeks to revive interest for OPM and assure the future of both the artist and Filipino music’s extensive genre. “No less than the future of OPM is at stake in this campaign. It would be such a loss to our cultural heritage if we do not fight the bandwagon trend and just allow original Pinoy music to die out. It’s also in the best interest of Filipino musicians, especially the young up-and-coming artists, for OPM to continuously thrive. Our future as musical artists, and purveyors of Philippine musical culture, depends on it,” as Myrus quoted

Here is a wonderful OPM song by Vernsrock – Dahil Ikaw,
Video made by Jandrew1489

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ako ay astig na Pilipino
ini-ibig ko ang aking kultura
ito ang aking pinanggalingan,
ito ang aking pagkakakilanlan
Ito’y aking pinag-aralan
upang malaman ang tunay na kasaysayan
at bilang ganti aking ipagsisigawan
ang kulturang aking kinagisnan
upang malaman ng aking mga kababayan
na ang kulturang pinangmulan
ay likas na mayaman at may kaka-ibang pagkakakilanlan

Ako ay astig na Pilipino
sa isip, sa salita at sa gawa.