In this illustration, I imagined Malakas as a woman and Maganda as a man.
In the beginning, there was only the Sea, the Sky, and the Bird. The Bird was tired of flying without rest, so it stirred a fight between the Sea and Sky. The Sky threw down boulders, and these became the Philippine islands. The Bird rested on a Bamboo. It was surprised to hear voices calling to it from inside. The Bird pecked at the Bamboo until it split into two. From the halves emerged Malakas (strong) and Maganda (beautiful). They were the mother and father of all Filipinos.