Ang Ginto sa Makiling

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Ang Ginto sa Makiling is Macario Pineda's second novel, published in 1946 during the beginning of the Philippines's recovery from the Second World War. It is a story within a story wherein a tale about a young man and Mariang Makiling is told to a journalist seeking a scoop on an incident involving the local goddess. In this book, Pineda uses myth and magic to address the socio-political issues of his time.


The novel alludes to the multitude of stories about Mount Makiling in Laguna and its goddess Mariang Makiling. It also alludes to Jose Rizal's novel Noli Me Tangere, saying that Sisa and Crispin, two characters from the said novel, dwell on the mountain.

See Also


  • Reyes, Soledad S. “A Reading of Macario Pineda’s Ang Ginto sa Makiling,” Maryknoll College Faculty Journal 3, February 1983.



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