Mga leyendang Chabacano: Salamin sa pananampalatayang Zamboangueño

2020 IJRSE – Volume 9 Issue 8
Special Luminary Issue on Filipino Research Papers

Available Online: 7 November 2020


Reyes, Aubrey*
Western Mindanao State University, Philippines (


This study aims to identify the factors that influence the Zamboangueño’s faith reflected in the Chabacano legends of Zamboanga city. Historical and sociological perspectives were used to determine the narrative of their faith. The legends published in the literary book by Orlando B. Cuartocruz entitled Zamboanga Chabacano Folk Literature (1990) and Dr. Teresita P. Semorlan Mga Leyendang Chabacano (1984) are the data of this study. The method of faith was examined and found to have factors that influenced it. The first is environmental forces such as the fall of the coconut fruit in front of the cat, the spread of cholera in the village and the survival of the people against such diseases, the loss of the crops due to drought, famine in the village, illness and death of people because of cholera, and the exaltation of the Virgin, the appearance of the image of the Saint, the occurrence of severe female disease and death. The second is human forces such as the invasion of bandit groups, the existence of a religious festival, the religiosity of the Moros, the celebration of the first centenary of the village of Tetuan, the celebration of the day of the Patron of the village, faith in the saint, the influenced of the catholic friend of the princess, the village survives against the Moro invaders, and Graciano’s accident and death. Based on the findings, Christianity and Islam have a huge impact and influenced in the spiritual aspects and faith of the Zamboangueños.

Keywords: leyenda; Chabacano; salik; pananampalataya; Zamboangueňo



Cite this article:
Reyes, A. (2020). Mga leyendang Chabacano: Salamin sa pananampalatayang Zamboangueño. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 9(8), 73-88.

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