Entry No. 10 with the title “Mayon” which symbolizes the history of a beautiful maiden, Daragang Magayon of Bicolandia, grabbed the audience’s attention. During those times, it is prohibited for a maiden to marry a man living outside Kabikulan. Though Daragang Magayon had a native and rich but selfish suitor named Paratuga, but she fell in love with a stranger named Panganoron.

A war ensued between Paratuga and Panganoron. Unfortunately, Daragang Magayon was killed with a stray arrow. The inhabitants of the land were surprised that the grave of Daragang Magayon turned into a hill and kept growing and growing. Today, it is now known as The Mayon Volcano, deriving its name “Magayon” and the name of the town Daraga is derived from Daragang.

Photo by Zaldy Comanda/ABN


Amianan Balita Ngayon