Hinilawod is an epic poem written by the early inhabitants of a place called Sulod in central Panay Visayas, Philippines. The Term “Hinilawod” means Tales From The Mouth of The Halawod River".
When the goddess of the eastern sky Alunsina (also known as Laun Sina, “The Unmarried One”) reached maidenhood, the king of the gods, Kaptan, decreed that she should marry. All the unmarried gods of the different domains of the universe tried to win her hand to no avail. She chose to marry a mortal, Datu Paubari, the mighty ruler of Halawod.