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  • May katungkulan

Translated Title

  • Duties


  • Luyon (Mangyan author)

Created / Published

  • 1938-1939?


  • -  Mangyan language--Texts
  • -  Prose


  • -  "No. 39 Autoridad official Dirigido Ildefonso Maliwanag Escrito Luyon- Mayasawa casada Yagao, Mansalay, mdo."--Notes on item.
  • -  Source of transliteration/translation/transcription: Fletcher Gardner and Ildefonso Maliwanag, Indic Writings of the Mindoro-Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 39, p. 66.
  • -  Mangyan transliteration: 1. Ti may katungkulan nimi ati sa panahon kastila "Tanungan" kay ngaran pili gobernador kastila ay gurangon ti pagbutangan. 2. Tanungan tigpangasiwa sa kanmi. 3. Tanungan ti magpabutáng kabisa. 4. Unman may bayad sueldo. 5. Unman may maestoro, unman may polis. 6. Ti Tanungan kanmi katungkulan dapát unman may bohis kami.
  • -  English translation: 1. Those who had office among us here in Spanish times were called "Chief," were picked by the Spanish governor, and were selected old men. 2. The present chief is our brewer. 3. The heads select the chief. 4. His is paid no money. 5. There is no schoolmaster; there is no police. 6. Our chiefs have their duties, but they have no pay.
  • -  original filename: box5no39


  • 1/2 round bamboo

Source Collection

  • Mangyan bamboo collection from Mindoro, Philippines, circa 1900-1939


  • Library of Congress Asian Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2022685067

Online Format

  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Luyon. May Katungkulan. to 1939?, 1938. Manuscript/Mixed Material.

APA citation style:

Luyon. (1938) May Katungkulan. to 1939?. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Luyon. May Katungkulan. to 1939?, 1938. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.