Iliganon Myths and Folklores: Its Effect to Social Culture


This study gathers the Iliganon myths and folklores and shows its effect on social culture. Iligan City is situated in Northern Mindanao and is approximately 800 kilometers southeast of Manila. The researchers used interviews and internet resources in gathering these folklores. As early as the 1900's or earlier, oral lores were sprouting in a locality in order to preserve important historical lores. Findings showed that there are a number of folklores that originated in the city. Most are found in the rural areas and among the folklores gathered, the most dominant is the folktales. These folklores have been one of the locals' sources of entertainment long before the existence of technology. However, as time passes by and the rise of various entertainment sources, folklores were being neglected and their probabilities of preservation are decreasing. There may come a time that folklores will no longer be accessible. Thus, the researchers, with a goal that is to preserve the literature of Iligan, and will be put into writing and made it into something Iliganons can read and relate. A qualitative ethnographic study has been utilized to retrieve and gather the lores and stories. The K to 12 curriculum otherwise known as the 'Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013' one of its aim is to engage in oral history research with focus on key personalities, from the students, regions brought about the Indigenization or localization of literature to make it easy for teachers to impart and transfer literature during the class contact hour.

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Joseph Michael Bentoy, St. Michael's College, The Philippines
Mitchel Garay, St. Michael's College, The Philippines
Gritchelyn Talisic, St. Michael's College, The Philippines

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Conference: ACE2018
Stream: Education, Sustainability & Society: Social Justice, Development & Political Movements

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