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In his journey in finding the Puso, he encountered other animal characters, each representing people in our society. Bob Ong is known for depicting our current society and culture as Filipinos in his literary pieces.

His works are reflections of the past and even in our world today. In the story, there are characters that we can relate to our society today. He represents Pilipinos who wants payment or bbob before helping or doing a favor.

He can be compared with a politician that is corrupt, greedy for power and money.

Alamat ng Gubat

In the relationship of Bibe and Palaka it mirrors the treatment of the society with the people who are wealthy and alsmat. Leon seemed to be someone who has morals but then he turned out be one of the cruelest. Like Buwaya, we can also compare him to a politician whom at first was nice and kind but when time hob by we can actually see his true motives. Langgam symbolizes businessmen who think about their businesses before anything else.


Tipaklong as Filipinos who are ready to fight but do not have an exact goal and do not know what they are fighting for. Paruparo and Ipis are the standard of beauty in the society. Ulang depicts lazy Filipinos who had no dreams and ambitions in life.

Alamat ng Gubat by Bob Ong – Student’s Corner

Pagong, the slow but careful kind of Filipino and is also generous and unselfish to anyone. Pagong was one of the animals who helped him. Aso however represents the opposite because he symbolizes people who are selfish.

The story shows the reality on what is happening to our society today. Even though the main topic of the story is a serious issue, still Bob Ong made ony fun for the readers because of the inside jokes and illustrations on most of the pages. The readers will not be bored in reading the book because of the graphical contents and how entertaining it was.

The plot was presented very clear and was easily to understand.


The author used basic words and terms in Tagalog language so that Filipino readers will easily comprehend. It also tells us the inconsistencies of our government and politicians that caused chaos in our communities.

My Thoughts About Alamat ng Gubat by Bob Ong (Book Review #60) – BONGBONGBOOKS

But instead of helping the other, nearest to the object, the ones on the bottom reluctantly rush to the top to get it by themselves because the object was said to be powerful.

The author incorporated social and cultural aspects of society into his work so that Filipinos will be knowledgeable enough to know what kind of people and system we are encountering every day. The book also gives life lessons, and values that we can be applied to real life.

Readers will enjoy reading it and at the same time they will critically think of the deeper meaning of the story. This book is recommended for all, either for the kids or the adults. All will learn and realized something from reading it.