HomeIAMURE International Journal of Literature, Philosophy and Religionvol. 7 no. 1 (2015)

Siquijor Folk Literary Works as Reflection of Its Historical and Socio-Cultural Development

Renalyn B. Bantawig | Ferilyn B. Maraño | Mary Grace B. Lubguban | Jonah Lynn A. Juguilon | Glory J. Barrera | Dawn Iris Calibo | Philna S. Palongpalong | Expedita O. Duran

Discipline: Literature



This research paper centers on the folk literary works of Siquijor Island. This study analyzes the Siquijor folk literary works as a reflection of the historical and socio-cultural development of Siquijor Island. Employing the descriptive and exploratory research methodology with triangulation method and interpretive analysis and adapting the historical, sociological and anthropological theories, the study analyzes the nature of the Siquijodnon folklore as a reflection of its historical and socio-cultural development. The results disclose that Siquijodnon folks’ lifestyle are established based on their perceptions and interpretations on things and circumstances happening around them clouded with influences from personal beliefs and colonization. Hence, Siquijodnon folk literary works manifest and explain Siquijodnons’ involvement in the community and the historical and socio-cultural development of their island, Siquijor.