Cultural Identity, Expression of Cultural Values, Folk Songs, Meranao, Oral Tradition
Velasco, Eugenia A.
This descriptive literary study analyzed and interpreted ten Meranao folksongs to find out their dominant themes and implications to the Meranao people’s cultural values and growth as well as group identity. These folk songs were gathered from secondary sources, both published and unpublished works of Meranao and non-Meranao scholars. All said folksongs had been translated into English and had undergone text validation by a native Maranao skilled in the English language to ensure the validity of both the transcriptions and translations