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Transcript of Cordillera Tales
Maria Luisa B. Aguilar- Cariño
The Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) (Filipino: Rehiyong Pampangasiwaan ng Cordillera) is a region in the Philippines composed of the provinces of Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga and Mountain Province, as well as Baguio City, the regional center. The Cordillera Administrative Region encompasses most of the areas within the Cordillera Central mountains of Luzon, the largest mountain range in the country. It is the country's only land-locked region. The region is home to numerous indigenous tribes collectively called the Igorot.
Point of view
They showed the action/behavior of the main character on the story. And it tells the observable facts. They also used he/ she in the story.
The theme of the story tells the challenges of all mankind in order to survive.
there were three orphans who lived in a small house that had a garden and because they have no rice fields and no one to hunt for them they decided that each night they would lay sharp shells and sticks across their garden so that they could catch an occasional wild boar for food. Even though they caught a wily animal in their front yard it would always be eaten by the vultures and other animals because they don’t have fire on which to roast the meat. Only the giantess Bekat, had a fire.
The three children let Bekat sit with them, Bekat took their food of baskets and took the charge of dividing the meat. The bones and tough parts she dropped into the children’s basket and the fat slices kept for herself. The children looked at each other then one of them asked Bekat if she knows how to swim. And the children boastfully said that they can dive well. At the river, The children dived into the water, then Bekat go next. Bekat had a difficult time coming up because she was so heavy.
The three children were thin and really hungry, One day they had just caught a large boar in their garden and they decided to ask bekat for fire. Bekat is larger than the house and the children trembled but tried not to show it. Bekat says that they could get fire but it has a condition, the three children have to give Bekat a hog for exchange. The three children look at each other and said that they will be hungry as before when they give Bekat a hog.
They steal a the fire from Bekat’s house quietly. They roasted the meat over their fire. However, Bekat smelled their cooking and followed the smoke to the children’s house. Bekat said “you took fire from me! You must give me part of what you have to eat, or I shall roast you on my fire.”
(The Giantess and the three children) is an artistic composition categorize as a comedy.
Period of the story
Luisa Aguilar Igloria
The three orphans lives in a small house, who hunts animals for food. They are smart enough to get fire from Bekat.
The setting of the scene was at night in the forest, lake, in the house of Bekat, house of the three orphans and in the garden
The giantess with a matted hair. The owner of the fire. She is bigger than his house.
Luisa A. Igloria has published six books under the name Maria Luisa Aguilar Carino.
Cordillera Tales published WHEN and WHERE?
1990 by New Day Publishers in Quezon City
The giant follow the children into the water and it took a time for him to come up because of his weight. And because of that, the three children got their opportunity to do the plan of killing him.
Third Person Point of View
The three children raced back to the house while Bekat is still in the water. They emptied Bekat’s food basket and put the meat into theirs. They poured large stones into Bekat’s basket and they hid on a branch of a tree growing near the river. When Bekat came bake to the children's house she picked up her food basket and went home. When she opened it to eat the boar meat, she set up a great howl. The children trick her. She looked for the three children and found them in the branches of the tree. Bekat laughed an evil laugh. She took an axe on her pocket and started to hack at the tree. The children prayed: OH! Kabunian let her not hit the tree instead let her hit her leg. Bekat suddenly cut off her leg and died. That was the end of the giantess of Bekat.
Cordillera tale is a short story and at the same time it gives us a moral lesson '' DO NOT ENVY THE SUCCESSFUL, COMPARE YOURSELF WITH YOURSELF''
Originally from Baguio City in the Philippines, LUISA A. IGLORIA (previously published as Maria Luisa Aguilar-Cariño) has four daughters, and now makes her home in Virginia with most of her family. She is a Professor of Creative Writing and English, and Director of the MFA Creative Writing Program at Old Dominion University.
Luisa is an eleven-time recipient of the Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in three genres (poetry, nonfiction, and short fiction) and its Hall of Fame distinction; the Palanca award is the Philippines’ highest literary prize.