Full transcription of the so-called “Historical Data” for the barrio of Bagong Pook in the Municipality of Malvar, Batangas, the original scanned documents at the National Library of the Philippines Digital Collections not having OCR or optical character recognition properties. This transcription has been edited for grammar, spelling and punctuation where possible. The original pagination is provided for citation purposes.
COLLECTION AND COMPILATION
BARRIO OF BAGONG POOK
MUNICIPALITY OF MALVAR
PROVINCE OF BATANGAS
HISTORY AND CULTURAL LIFE OF THE BARRIO (BAGONG POOK)
Part One: History
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Part Two: Folkways1. Traditions, customs and practices in domestic and social life; birth, baptism, courtship, marriage, death, burial; visits; festivals; punishments; etc.
Baptism – [The] Mother of the child will not go to the church during the baptismal ceremony.Courtship – 1. Courtship was arranged by the parents.
2. Myths, legends, beliefs, interpretations, superstitions, origin of the world, land, mountains and caves, seas, lakes, rivers, plants, trees, animals, sun, moon, stars, eclipses, earthquakes, lightning and thunder, clouds, rain, wind, storms, changes of climates, other natural phenomena; first man and woman, birth of twins or more, sickness, witchcraft, magic, divination; etc.
Legends – Bagong Pook means a small place which expanded and newly separated from the barrio San Fernando.
Beliefs – People of this place believe in one God, Supreme Almighty. They believe in life after death.Witchcraft – 1. They believe in witches such as the asuang, who assumes the form of a dog, a bird, or any other animals and devours human flesn.
3. The manggagaway.
4. The tianak.
5. The tigbalang
Games – 1. Juego de Anillo
2. Pedro is hiding, but the head is seen.
3. A riddle, a riddle, a man in the middle.
2. Barking dogs seldom bite.
3. A rolling stone gathers no moss.
4. Birds of the same feather flock together.
2. Crowing of the roosters
3. The stars
[p. 4]7. Other folktales –
(Materials on these topics may preferably be written in the local language and should be accomplished with the English translation, either literally or free, whichever is more effective in conveying the idea embodied therein.)
Part III – Other Information8. Information on books and documents treating of the Philippines and the names of their owners.