When Banlak hears this, he wants to return to his wife. When the betel nut and pinipi or young rice have been distributed, the people feel a new life coming to them.
Agyu thinks of returning to Ayuman; the people follow him. Agyu says they have come too late, for Mungan has already ascended to heaven. He decides to continue their journey until they reach Tigyandang, more popularly known as Nalandangan.
His principal source was Blagtas Pandakan, then living in Luirnut, Kallinan, Davao City.
He was about 42 when, covering himself with a white blanket, he chanted the epic on the night of .
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.
She appears, offers him chew, and asks him to be her husband, saying he will be their savior. The leader of the invaders invites Tanagyaw to his country.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.The Agyu is divided into two parts: the pemahra/ pamara or an invocation and the ulahingon or narrative proper. Agyu is the epic of the Arakan-Arumanen or the Ilianon of northern Cotabato in Mindanao. Arsenio Manuel, Agyu: The Ilianon Epic of Mindanao, Manila: University of Santo Tomas Press, 1969. Opeña, “Olaging: The Battle of Nalandangan,” Kinaadman, 1979.