Available Online: 9 August 2021
Gili, Victoria G.*
Matalom National High School-Matalom, Leyte, Philippines (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Galdo, Mark B.
Southern Leyte State University – Tomas Oppus, Philippines (email@example.com)
This study aims to document and describe the culture and tradition contained in the legends in the town of Matalom, Leyte from upland (mountainous part), lowland (plains) and coastal (coastline). Using the Qualitative Research Method in the form of content analysis and historical form, the legends of fifteen (15) barangays in Matalom, Leyte were analyzed with 75 total participants. The constant comparative technique or coding method was used in the study to present the theme that was prominently contained in each location. Upon verification of the data, there was a focus group discussion with the participants. The study found that the legends of Matalom, Leyte, specifically in the fifteen barangays, are good human relations (mabuting pakikipagkapwa-tao); relying on the grace of nature (umaasa sa biyaya ng kalikasan); spiritual and environmental forces (pwersang ispirituwal at pangkalikasan); and a combination of old-fashioned beliefs and Christian beliefs (pinagsamang makalumang paniniwala at paniniwalang Kristiyano). The legends of the town of Matalom, Leyte are rich in culture and traditions that emphasize the human importance of the people of Matalomnon. From the study, a collection of legends was developed that will serve as teaching tools in K to 12, specifically in the town of Matalom, Leyte.
Keywords: legend, coastal, culture, lowland, tradition, upland
Cite this article:
Gili, V. G., & Galdo, M. B. (2021). Pagdukal sa mga alamat ng mga barangay sa Bayan ng Matalom, Leyte: Isang suring-tematiko. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 10(12), 133-143. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2021.a041