A legendary ruler of the Bagobo during whose reign the Spaniards came to the Philippines. He was said to have a man of great and prodigious force, and as tall as the lauan, the tallest tree in the forest. He had three sons, Bato, Sipingos, and Caliquisan, and a daughter, Panugutan.

Upon learning of such a powerful man, the Spaniards sent a battalion of soldiers to Bimigao near Daron. They did not find him, for he was out hunting wild boar, and so the soldiers took his daughter hostage. When Salingolop learned of her capture, he descended from his mountain to fight the soldiers. They fired on him but seeing that bullets did not hurt him, they dropped their rifles and struck at his legs with iron bars. As Salingolop fell towards the sea, the noise was heard as far as the Cape of San Augustin. They then cut off his head and his legs so that he might not rise again.



  • Cole, Fay-Cooper. (1913). The Wild Tribes of Davao District, Mindanao. Chicago: Field Museum of Natural History, p. 54.