You shall not kill, neither shall you steal, neither shall you do
harm to the aged, lest you incur the danger of death. All those who
infringe this order shall be condemned to death by being drowned in the
river, or in boiling water.
You shall obey. Let all your debts with the headman be met
punctually. He who does not obey shall receive for the first time one
hundred lashes. If the debt is large, he shall be condemned to thrust
his hand in boiling water thrice. For the second time, he shall be
beaten to death.
Obey you: let no one have women that are very young nor more than he
can support; nor be given to excessive lust. He who does not comply
with, obey, and observe this order shall be condemned to swim for three
hours for the first time and for the second time, to be beaten to death
with sharp thorns.
Observe and obey; let no one disturb the quiet of the graves. When
passing by the caves and trees where they are, give respect to them. He
who does not observe this shall be killed by ants, or beaten to death
You shall obey; he who exchanges for food, let it be always done in
accordance with his word. He who does not comply, shall be beaten for
one hour, he who repeats the offense shall be exposed for one day among
You shall be obliged to revere sights that are held in respect, such
as those of trees of recognized worth and other sights. He who fails to
comply shall pay with one month's work in gold or in honey.
These shall be put to death; he who kills trees of venerable
appearance; who shoot arrows at night at old men and women; he who
enters the houses of the headmen without permission; he who kills a
shark or a streaked cayman.
Slavery for a doam (a certain period of time) shall be suffered by
those who steal away the women of the headmen; by him who keep
ill-tempered dogs that bite the headmen; by him who burns the fields of
All these shall be beaten for two days: who sing while traveling by
night; kill the Manaul; tear the documents belonging to the headmen;
are malicious liars; or who mock the dead.
It is decreed an obligation; that every mother teach secretly to her
daughters matters pertaining to lust and prepare them for womanhood;
let not men be cruel nor punish their women when they catch them in the
act of adultery. Whoever shall disobey shall be killed by being cut to
pieces and thrown to the caymans.
These shall be burned: who by their strength or cunning have mocked
at and escaped punishment or who have killed young boys; or try to
steal away the women of the elders.
These shall be drowned: all who interfere with their superiors, or
their owners or masters; all those who abuse themselves through their
lust; those who destroy their anitos (idols) by breaking them or
throwing them down.
All these shall be exposed to ants for half a day: who kill black
cats during a new moon; or steal anything from the chiefs or agorangs,
however small the object may be.
These shall be made slave for life: who have beautiful daughters and
deny them to the sons of chiefs, and with bad faith hide them away.
Concerning beliefs and superstitions; these shall be beaten: who eat
the diseased flesh of beasts which they hold in respect, or the herb
which they consider good, who wound or kill the young of the Manaul, or
the white monkey.
The fingers shall be cut-off: of all those who break idols of wood
and clay in their alangans and temples; of those who destroy the
daggers of the tagalons, or break the drinking jars of the latter.
These shall be killed: who profane sites where idols are kept, and
sites where are buried the sacred things of their diwatas and headmen.
He who performs his necessities in those places shall be burned.
Those who do not cause these rules to be obeyed: if they are
headmen, they shall be put to death by being stoned and crushed; and if
they are agorangs they shall be placed in rivers to be eaten by sharks