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  • According to Magos, dunganon is derived from the root word dungan which she defined as "a life force, an energy, as well as an ethereal entity, a spirit with a will of its own that resides in the human body and provides the essence of life.

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  • Jeff Boyce replied to dan dungan on Thursday, July 22, 2010 1: 37 PM

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  • Help with normalization dan dungan posted on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 6: 11 PM

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  • Jeff Boyce replied to dan dungan on Thursday, July 22, 2010 1: 37 PM

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  • Help with normalization dan dungan posted on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 6: 11 PM

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  • If this sounds vaguely familiar, it is because the concept of the dungan finds many parallels in other cultures.

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  • As a student of Philippine politics, I am interested in this idealized concept of the dunganon nga tawo because I am convinced that this people's belief in a dungan, even just in a subconscious level, somehow has an impact on how Filipinos formulate their choices during elections.

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  • A more recent incarnation of a dunganan was the late Rodolfo "Roding" Ganzon who, during his political prime, many Ilonggos considered as someone possessed of an exceptionally strong dungan.

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  • This is because, under the concept of the dungan, elections are nothing more that jousting tournaments for mga dunganon nga tawo.

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  • In this context, life is viewed as a "recurrent negotiation over rank among adults of all social strata," a constant battle for ascendancy between people of varying levels of dungan (hence the book title "Clash of Spirits").

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