It is interesting to note that long before the Spanish occupation, Filipinos who belong to the upper class were very keen in acquiring vast areas of land. These groups of people settled and grouped themselves on places not occupied. Hence, two families, that of Ka Pablo and Ka Ramon, agreed to settle in the place where hills are covered with forest, fertile valley. And this terrain is suitable for raising livestock.
the place, the two families decided
to settle permanently. They joined hands
to make the place liveable by clearing
the forest and making other improvements.
During the night, they heard the sound
They consciously made no comments about
the sounds because they thought it was
caused by supernatural beings or anitos.
Through their hard work, the settlers
were able to turn the forest into fields
which could be
were able to make progress in cleaning
the place, hence, more fields were planted.
The sound that disturbed them remained,
however, so after their bountiful harvest,
they made offerings to the anitos, hoping
that this would appease them. This did
not stop the sound and the people discussed
ways to find out the source of the noise.
The braver ones volunteered to keep
watch that night, but the strong wind
made them go back to their houses as
the wind blew harder, the noise rrrrrrrrrr-pac,
rrrrr-pac became louder and much
more disturbing. And because of the
continuous sound, the leader called
some of the men to go to the hills and
observe. After a few minutes, they found
out that the wind was the cause of the
sound when it blew stronger, the bamboo
broke making the very loud sound of
r r r r r pac. This
explains the mystery of the sound. The
people since then thought of adopting
the sound rrrrrrr-pac,