Magka-iba Subalit Magkatulad
Homosexuality. One word, but you can say many things to it. You're may be open or disgusted talking about or raise eyebrow when you hear it. But what if I say that in the distant past, when your ancestor wearing pounds of gold on their necks and arms and g-strings to cover their privy, being gay is something to be proud of, where all the people both male and female, high and low, respect them?
Bulalakaw. A name seems to be a curse. But to his mother, the shooting star that appeared when she gave birth to her son is a good omen, a sign that the child will grow up to be an extraordinary man. And she was not mistaken. For when Bulalakaw reached to his teenage years, a god unfolds the unique destiny reserved for him. From then on, his name, once a curse, became concomitant with blessings for men and favors for the deities. All look perfect but still he yearns for something that would complete his joy and contentment. He has all but love. Not the affection from parents or the people but the endearment of someone special to his heart.
Kalibutan. A name that suggests fullness. Looking at his life, he has everything; wealth, dignity and loving family. Despite of these things, sickness consumes his life. Through this pain he felt empty inside. Something was missing in his persona, something that could complete the void in his heart. And his wife's not able to fill it.
Same gender but different in mind and body, how would these two can fill the emptiness of each other? How would they find their way through the real and supernatural world with hands still holding each other?
Through the eyes of Bulalakaw, Kalibutan and Linang, the mysterious world of the Philippine Mythology and the rich life of the Pre-colonial Filipinos come alive in this tale of love, magic and deception that may change our attitudes toward one of the most relevant issues of today.
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