One day, I started telling my ten-year-old nephew a story about Juan Tamad. I didn’t get far before he cut me in mid-sentence with the question, “Uncle, who is Juan Tamad?”. I thought he was joking. But he wasn’t. He really did not know who Juan was. So I explained to my nephew who Juan … Read more
This page lists a collection of fables from the Philippines.
This pages lists the Philippine legends that we have collected. Why Filipinos Have Flat Noses The Legend of the Green Snakes (Dahong Palay) The Legend of Sampaloc Lake The First Banana Plant
Here’s our collection of stories about Juan Tamad. Juan Tamad and the Crab (Alimango) Juan Tamad and the Flea-Killer Juan Tamad Escapes a Beating Juan Tamad Takes a Bride Juan Tamad Courts Mariang Masipag Juan Tamad (Lazy John) Juan Tamad and the Guava Fruit
Another children’s favorite story of Juan Tamad and the guava fruit.
This is a favorite Juan Tamad and the crab story.
The First Banana Plant is a Philippine folklore on the most cultivated herbaceous plant in Asia, the banana. From the story’s character Aging, “saging” was coined.
Juan Tamad or Lazy John is Philippine’s favorite collection of stories about a lazy boy, Juan.
San Pablo, a picturesque and progressive city in Southeastern Luzon, is sometimes known as the city of the seven lakes. All the seven lakes are rich with tales about thier respective origin. A favorite story is that Sampaloc Lake – the largest and most beautiful of the seven lakes. Once upon a time there lived … Read more
A big lion got trapped under a heavy trunk of a tree and could hardly move. A deer that was passing by saw him, the deer was afraid of him but it was so kind-hearted that it decided it help him get out of the heavy trunk. It scratched the soil around vigorously, then the … Read more