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Mga Kuwentong Bayan ng Katimugang Pilipinas


By Arthur P. Casanova, Rolando C. Esteban and Ivie C. Esteban
Anvil Publishing House
Copyright 2011


By Arthur P. Casanova, Rolando C. Esteban and Ivie C. Esteban
Anvil Publishing House
Copyright 2011

The book contains a wealthy collection of indigenous, Moro, and Visayan folktales, many of which are published in the book for the first time, the others from published sources but unknown to many Filipinos.

Included are folktales from the Bagobos of Davao del Sur, Bilaans of South Cotabato, Bukidnons of Bukidnon Plateau, Mamanuas of Surigao del Norte, Manobos of west-central, northern, and eastern Mindanao, Subanuns of the Zamboanga Peninsula, Surigaonons and Kamayos of the two Surigao provinces, Talaandigs of Eastern Bukidnon and Western Agusan.

Moro folktales come from the Iranuns of Tucuran Bay and Punta Flecha, Kalagans of Davao del Sur, Kalibugans of
Zamboanga Peninsula, Maguindanaos of the Cotabato Provinces, Maranaos of Lake Lanao, Samals including the Jama Mapuns of Cagayan de Sulu, and Tausugs (also called Joloanos).

As there is a growing emphasis on familiarity with Philippine cultures in schools in the country today, the collection will be useful not only to students and teachers in elementary and high schools but also in college. Its greater value lies in its attempt to address the yearning for new sources on oral literature— specifically Moro and indigenous literature—in handy form, which are inadequate, if not lacking, in books on folklore used in schools today.

—From the book's Introduction



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Mga Kuwentong Bayan ng Katimugang Pilipinas

By Arthur P. Casanova, Rolando C. Esteban and Ivie C. Esteban