Sipat-suri-lapat sa pagdalumat sa mga sebwano novelty songs

2023 IJRSE – Volume 12 Issue 2

Available Online:  12 April 2023


Nacorda, Rey Francis*
DepEd- Mandaue City Division, Philippines (

Mandado, Juliet O.
Cebu Technological University-Main, Philippines (


The aim of this study is to identify and analyze the (1) cultural elements, (2) historical context, and (3) usage of language of Max Surban’s Sebwano Novelty Songs: Pasayawa ko Day, Albularyong Buta, Mr. Kodaker (Ang Maniniyot), at Sabungero that will serve as a reference for teachers in applying teaching methods to promote the cultures embedded in the song for Grade 7 learners. The data were describe using the descriptive or narrative method. The selected novelty songs were analyzed using content analysis and descriptive portrayal by Creswell (2009). From the gathered data, it was discovered that the novelty songs feature expressions of humor followed by sarcasm, melody, and comparison were creative language is use and labeling were also evident. It was also found that Max Surban’s Novelty Songs cover various topics such as courtship, beliefs in traditional healers, fishing, and cockfighting. Finally, the study revealed that Max Surban’s novelty songs reflect the culture of the Visayan region such as courtship, beliefs in traditional healers, fishing, cockfighting culture, and hospitality. These findings indicate the integration of mimetic and sociolinguistic concepts in the analyzed songs. The study recommends further research on local literature to strengthen localized and contextualized teaching.

Keywords: cultural elements, historical context, usage of language, local literature, folk songs



Cite this article:
Nacorda, R. F., & Mandado, J. O. (2023). Sipat-suri-lapat sa pagdalumat sa mga sebwano novelty songs. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 12(2), 39-52.

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