This book is a sequel to Francisco’s earlier work Maganda Pa ang Daigdig and is his last novel. The story revolves around the vague and difficult future that awaits those who want a meaningful change in society.
Lino becomes the rival of Attorney Benong, son of Don Tito. Benong offers Lino a chance to work for him, but Lino chooses instead to cultivate and develop the land which was given to him by a priest, Father Amando. Benong runs for election and promises to change the system. A conflict arises between Benong and Lino's group. Benong is defeated.
Liwayway magazine published a few lines from the pasyon, a religious text often told during Holy Week, a few weeks before the publication of the first installment of Daluyong, to announce its upcoming publication. It illustrates nature’s fury, which reflects conflicts in an unjust system.
Sa dagat magsisibangon
Mataas na daluyong –
Ang lupa’y malilinggatong
Halos tabunan ng alon.
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