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The leader of the attackers invites Tanagyaw, the boy, to come home with him, but the boy refuses. Paniguan offers him chew as a token of their marriage, but he says that he is not interested. Agyu is surprised to find his son accompanied by a young lady.When he returns home, however, he finds Tanagyaw in his house. Asked about her identity, the maiden insists on marrying Tanagyaw. After some time, Agyu’s country itself is endangered by invaders coming from across the sea.But Tanagyaw boasts that he has defeated the leader.Upon hearing this, the leader’s son fights him, using a bar of gold.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.The datu then tells her to give Tanagyaw betel chew and to consider him her husband. He finds the villagers troubled because the village is going to be attacked by enemies. He puts on his breast plate of 10 layers and picks up his shield and unbreakable spear.
As they are losing men, Agyu’s young son, a mere boy, volunteers to meet the enemies; he slays them on the fourth day.Assisted by Batooy Ambag, a son- in-law of a datu, and Pilisianu Tisio, Manuel recorded the epic from 21 November to 25 November 1963.Blagtas Pandakan learned the epic from his uncle Sugalan, who had learned it from his father, Ampalid. Living in the country of Ayuman are the heroes Vanlak/Banlak, Agyu, and Kuyasu.One day Agyu sends nine kamu or lumps of beeswax to a Moro datu who is his trading partner. The Moro datu is irked at the meanness of the payment; and he hurls the beeswax at Kuyasu, hurting the latter’s foot, which has an ulcer.Kuyasu retaliates immediately by spearing the Moro datu in the chest. Then, he leaves for Sandawa mountain (Mount Apo) to hunt.
In battle scenes, for instance, the rhythm quickens and the singer is said to be abmannahansang, that is, chanting his lines in a staccato manner.