Maria Lady Sol A. Suazo


This study which is narratology in form aimed to survey the Tud-om of the Mamanwa Tribe in Lubcon, Cortes, Surigao del Sur. In particular, the study sought to discover the songs of the said ethnic group. I endeavored to analyze the poetry in form of songs through the semiotics lens. The said worldview is utilized in order to identify the prevalent themes and symbols, including issues and values embedded in the poetry of the Mamanwas they call Tud-om. Purposive random sampling was utilized in identifying the research participants. Thematic analysis was employed to bring out relevant themes, symbols, metaphorical language, values and issues infused in the literary pieces. Triangulation, code and recode, member checking and corroboration with the findings were taken into consideration. Findings revealed that Mamanwa literatures put strong emphasis in communal values which reflect and promote values such as social justice and reverence to Tahaw.


tud-om, oral literature, Mamanwa

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