A ceremony to thank the gods for success in battle or domestic affairs, and to ward off sickness and other dangers, to drive away the buso, and to gratify the spirits that they will be pleased to increase the wealth of all the people. It is the greatest of all Bagobo ceremonies and may be given by the datu, the chief, within three or four months after the appearance of the constellation Balatik (Orion), when the moon is new or full.



  • Cole, Fay-Cooper. (1913). The Wild Tribes of Davao District, Mindanao. Chicago: Field Museum of Natural History, p. 111.