Philippine Literature / Philippine History: Story summary and English translation of the lyric poem or narrative poem by Philippines’ writer Huseng Sisiw – Ibong Adarna (The Adarna Bird).

Everything that the Hermit said happened, and when Don Juan captured the Adarna bird, he bonded the bird with a golden string and brought it to the Hermit. The Hermit was pleased, and he helped Don Juan’s brothers transform into their original forms. The Hermit implored Don Juan and his brothers to be in good terms with each other, and then, he said goodbye.

However because of Don Pedro’s natural envious nature, and the thought of shame he had upon returning to Berbanya, he devised an evil plan against Don Juan. Don Pedro and Don Diego beat up their brother Don Juan, left him in the forest, and took the Adarna bird and returned to the palace.

But because of what happened to Don Juan, the beautiful Adarna bird changed into an ugly form and wouldn’t sing for the ailing king. The king then, because of the ill news he received about Don Juan from the brothers and because of the sight of the ugly bird, became more ill than ever.

In the meantime, Don Juan survives, suffering weakness and hunger, crawling and scavenging in the forest. He managed to return to the palace. And when the Adarna saw that Don Juan was alive, it magically changed into its beautiful form and began sing a melodious song. And then the king was revitalized. And he became well, as if he never got ill in the first place. And then the Adarna bird suddenly spoke, and told the king the true story of what the two brothers did to Don Juan. The king was angered, and ordered for the exile of Don Pedro and Don Diego. But then again, because of Don Juan was kind hearted, he forgave his brothers and requested the king to spare them since, nonetheless, Don Juan was still lucky to be alive.

Don Juan’s request to spare his wicked brothers was granted… Continued… Part 2: Ibong Adarna (The Adarna Bird) Story Summary

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  • mishee on May 5, 2010

    nice share. it will be a lot of help especially for first year HS students studying Ibong Adarna as part of Filipino subject.

  • MARY ANNE on Aug 16, 2010

    oh.. sow nice story… beautiful story AMAZING

  • sharwimn on Aug 23, 2010

    wow many stories in the phil. thats great

  • nifarian on Aug 23, 2010

    Thats right it is very nice story…..!!!!!!!!!!
    like me im first year student we have a lesson about ibong adarna….

  • Gail on Aug 23, 2010

    We are copying it right now. :]

  • Camille Toralba on Aug 23, 2010

    weeeehhh.. such a beautiful story..!! i am copying it right now. ^_^

    I-st. Ma. Goretti batch 2010-2011

    itxx xo nice nad pretty..!! watever..


  • Camille Toralba on Aug 23, 2010

    weeeehhh.. such a beautiful story..!! i am copying it right now.

  • Camille Toralba on Aug 23, 2010

    Such a beautiful story .

  • cam on Aug 23, 2010

    Hey, I’m Cyndel.
    We are just going to copy it with my friends!
    hahahaha :D :D :D :D

  • francis on Aug 25, 2010

    i like this ,, it help me in my project hehehehehe!!!! B)

  • lil 27 on Sep 2, 2010

    the ibong adarna story is a kind of inspiration of each people who read it.. this is my assignment.. how wonderful..

  • apostol 27 on Sep 2, 2010

    the ibong adarna story is a kind of inspiration of each people who read it.. this is my assignment.. how wonderful..

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  • almera on Sep 18, 2010

    thz storywz soooo lovely and fantastic………nakk2long 2 the 1styr 2 get more info

  • vannesa on Sep 21, 2010

    thanks a lot but i think it doesn’t explain what happen to the kingdom and to the king.

  • belladonna on Sep 22, 2010

    ha ha ha ha nkakainis aact kami ng the adarna bird but its ok becauze its so very funny and special for high school student

  • Gaudioso Ortega on Sep 24, 2010

    It’s a great privilege to leave a comment:

    In short, this story “Ibong Adarna” is a very strange story. Why? It dials to three worlds. which two of them is familiar; 1). Material world, 2). Spiritual world and 3). Abstract world

    Abstract world is in the middle of Material world and Spiritual world.

    Like this; Kingdom of Bervania refers to Material world.
    Reino delos Cristales refers to Abstract world. while
    Mount of Tavor refers to Spiritual world.

    The ultimate solution of the material world problem was
    brought from (makukuha sa) Spiritual world. At upang makarating dito ang biyaya ng Spiritual world ay kinakailangang makatawid din naman sa Abstract world.

    Sa practical ay ganito;.tayo sa Material world ay kinakailangang kumapit sa dalawang gabay ng Democrasya
    meaning to across the bridge with two railing(bridge/ Reino delos Cristales/Abstract world) we have two leaders to lead us.
    President George Washington sa panig ng Representative Democracy at Friend and Lord Jesus Christ sa panig ng Direct Democracy

    Sa ganito sa katapusan ng kwento ay magiging happy ending.

  • Laila Shareena Bangloy Burgos on Oct 1, 2010

    Eow phoufw ! . . . . . . . . . .dis is shan

    Adarna brd s2ry is su… Awesome n fantastic
    n im so hapy coz i we can solve our grup activity in english

    dis s2ry also helps 1st yir student like me in duing our outputs in skul

    thanks . . . . . . . . . .

  • russell on Oct 7, 2010

    ,hahaha!!! ,thanks to you ,dahil sayo nagawa ko ang proj. ko hahaha!!!

  • princess on Oct 7, 2010

    WOW!ang galing nakagawa ako ng proj.ko hahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • EmZiE on Oct 12, 2010

    tnx fuh talaga dito at nagawa ko ang script namin para sa aming project………………………..


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  • Jogi Terese on Oct 14, 2010

    hay salamat talaga dahil nakagawa kami ng project tungkul sa ibong adarna….


  • jaimemragos on Oct 14, 2010

    A nice story of bravery, humility, purity of heart, kindheartedness, forgiveness to loved ones. It is good for the kids. I heard this story when I was a kid in “Mga Kwento ni Lola Basyang” over RP’s DZRH.

  • akotoh :) on Jan 3, 2011

    GANDA teh! XDD

  • Leo on Jan 9, 2011

    wow!! thx this is my filipino project!

  • paul? on Jan 18, 2011

    ang ganda namn niyan ehh??

  • jackson on Jan 24, 2011

    very good story!!!!!!!!

  • Edzil Seares on Jan 28, 2011

    !!!! Nice!!!!

  • Stephanie on Feb 2, 2011

    It is so helpful to students in their assignment..

  • Barney on Feb 3, 2011

    Thank you for posting this, I’m grateful that there is at least an English version to help me understand this. :)

  • Jose Andrew R. Santos on Feb 12, 2011

    Ang Ganda ng Ibong Adarna! :D

  • michelle on Feb 17, 2011

    ang ganda talaga nang ibon adarna noh…..

  • mary rose gaudicos 1-rose in calape national high school on Feb 26, 2011

    hi,ito poh c mary rose gaudicos at zenaida aladad ang comments lang namin sa kwento ng ibong adarna ay marami kaming nakukuhang kmsta sa nman sa guro nmin sa filipino. na c maam cagasan. have a nice day\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’

  • sacura09 on Mar 5, 2011

    maganda na

  • bernadeth on Jun 28, 2011

    nice story, thats great this is the story was proud to read.

  • @jrr91 on Jun 29, 2011

    the adarna bird….was soo nice story..

  • corinne tamogachi on Jul 25, 2011

    it is a beautify story for me and napanood ko sya sa live in trece martires cavite

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  • gino on Aug 24, 2011

    :) :0 :p

  • paul on Aug 27, 2011

    thnx for my ass

  • azze neaj apyap on Aug 31, 2011

    way mga pulos

  • hahehihohu on Sep 5, 2011

    ganda naman ng story parang kuwento, haha just joking pero maganda talaga siya!

  • laira on Sep 6, 2011

    Superb Ihrer Website

  • michelle on Sep 7, 2011

    yeah….!its so nice tlga cant believe that this my assignment for now..and its a good story..:)

  • Ür mHiNe_22 on Sep 21, 2011

    beautiful story! !
    >>like! !
    <3 <3 <3

  • kelvin on Sep 22, 2011

    Wla pu bng script…….?????

  • markvincent solaon on Oct 5, 2011

    yes………….nagawa q unga proj ng kapatid q

  • 123456prex on Oct 10, 2011

    may proj……… me

  • michaela diaz on Oct 13, 2011

    nice story i’ll really really love it so much

  • Gail Reyes on Oct 15, 2011

    love it!

  • business internships on Nov 23, 2011

    very beautiful poem.

  • justine rey balbin on Feb 26, 2012

    are you sure? is beautiful or cute ?

  • @evan on Oct 11, 2012

    thank you for this i really need it to my english literature…..thank you very much..

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