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HILIGAYNON

LITERATURE
C D P G AT C H A L L A N & C J T E J A N O
GRADE 12-UNITY
HILIGAYNON LITERATURE
• Hiligaynon is the lingua franca of the West Visayas
in Central Philippines. The mother language of West
Visayas is Kinaray-a or Hiraya, the language spoken
by the central and southern towns of Iloilo, all of the
province of Antique and most of Capiz.
Hiligaynon is spoken in Iloilo City in all the coastal
towns north of Iloilo City, in all of Guimaras, in
most of Roxas City in Capiz, and in Bacolod City
and most of the towns of Negros Occidental.
•Folk literature ranges from brief
riddles, proverbs, ditties, ritual chants
to elaborate love songs, tales and
extensive epics. A poem is
called binalaybay and the tale is
the asoy or the sugilanon.
WHAT IS HILIGAYNON?
•A member of a people inhabiting
Panay, Negros, and other islands in
the central Philippines.
 Hiligaynon, also known
as Ilonggo, belongs to the Bisayan
group of the Austronesian language
ILI-ILI
• Ili-ili tulog anay is a folk song. it is a lullaby song of
the ILONGGOS. Ili-ili is the way you sway the baby
when you are trying to put it to sleep. Ili-ili tulog
anay is what the mothers, grandmothers or big sisters
sing to the little ones when they’re putting them to
sleep. it is more popular in the province and the
barrios because they sing it when they put the baby
inside the abuy-aboy or duyan.
AMBAHAN
• It is the traditional poetry of the Hanunuo
Mangyans of Oriental Mindoro. It is
usually written on bamboo in the Surat
Mangyan, a centuries-old pre-Spanish
script.
Examples:
Courtship, Hospitality and Friendship,
SIDAY
•It is a poetry, form of literary art.
Examples:
An Kag-Anak, Sulhog, An Kahusay han
Siday
BALITAW
• The Balitaw is an extemporaneous exchange of love
verses between a man and a woman. Danced and
mimed, it is accompanied by a song, or the dancers
themselves sing, improvising the steps and verses.
Examples:
Ang pagsubang sa adlaw sa kabuntagon, Ang
kangitngit nga tanan mihayag
RITUAL CHANTS
Chanting and ritual are the liturgical means of
transforming doctrinal and moral ideals into
experience. Repetition also invites people to lose or
forget the doctrinal meanings of chants and rituals.
Chanting produces liturgical rhythms valued for their
audible or musical effects rather than their textual
messages. 
Examples:
Dancer on the Hill, Triple Goddess, Full moon chant
ASOY
•Means Declaration or Narrating.
FLAVIO ZARAGOZA CANO
• He was a Filipino lawyer, journalist and writer of the
Spanish language and a renowned Hispanist. Flavio
Zaragoza decided to study law under the influence of
his teacher, Manuel Locsin . In 1910 he embarked
for Manila , where he enrolled in both the Faculty of
Law and later in the Law School. He worked as an
assistant in the Philippine Pharmacy Binondo , while
teaching at the Mercantile College to finance their
studies.
• His journalistic career began with his collaborations with
the Philippine Renaissance magazine. He left his studies in
1914 to marry Josefa Francisco, and moved to Albay where
he took charge of a printing press and the management
of El Heraldo newspaper in Bicolandia . Although he did
not finish his law studies, he was granted the title of public
notary. Later, as of 1931, he became the private secretary of
Senator José M. Arroyo.
• He also acted as an interpreter in the Court of First Instance
of Iloilo until 1935.
SERAPION CUARTEL TORRE
• A Hiligaynon mayor of Iloilo City (1923 -
1925), a dentist, educator, dramatist, and
zarzuelista. He sometimes mentions the so-
called Pio R. Sean. His writings were published
in La Panayana and in Self-printing and dramas
drama Cine Lux and China Venus. He is called
"the Great Ilonggo Poet Laureate" and "Hade of
Hiligaynon".
•Works: He will have his zarzuelaː
Sayup Die, 3-akto (1915), Child
Helper (1916), Big Three, 1-akto
((1919), dramas, Sons of Waste, 1-
aka (1926), yesterday card Nian, 2-
akto (1926)
MAGDALENA JALANDONI
• Magdalena Jalandoni was born on May 27, 1891 to an
affluent land-owning family of Gregorio Jalandoni and
Francisca Gonzaga in Calle Alvarez now renamed as Calle
Benedicto in the former city of Salog now Jaro, Iloilo City,
a present-day district of Iloilo City.
• She was a Filipino feminist writer. She is now remembered
as one of the most prolific Filipino writers in
the Hiligaynon language. Hailing from Western Visayas,
her works are said to have left permanent and significant
milestones in Philippine literature.
• She published her first novel Ang Mga Tunoc Sang
Isa Ca Bulac (The Thorns of a Flower), which was
later followed by many novels, compilations of
poems and short stories. Jalandoni only wrote for
publication purposes due to the male-dominated
society at the time.
• Works:
Ang Guitara, Sa Kapaang Sang Inaway, Ang Dalaga
sa Tindahan
NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR
CULTURE AND ARTS
• It is the official government agency for culture in the
Philippines. It is the overall policy making body,
coordinating, and grants giving agency for the preservation,
development and promotion of Philippine arts and culture;
an executing agency for the policies it formulates; and task
to administering the National Endowment Fund for Culture
and the Arts (NEFCA) -- fund exclusively for the
implementation of culture and arts programs and projects.
PALANCA AWARDS
• Palanca Awards or Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards
for Literature are literary awards of the Philippines.
The Manila Standard called it the "Pulitzer Prize" of the
Philippines in terms of prestige. Unlike works acceptable
as nominees for the Pulitzers, however, entries to the
Palanca competition are previously unpublished pieces in
their manuscript form. The Palanca Awards, organized by
the Carlos Palanca Foundation, is one of the Philippines'
longest-running awards programs.
• The Palanca Awards was established in 1950 to
inspire and recognize Filipino writers,
including poets, playwrights and screenwriters,
and writers for children. In the 1960s, the
Palanca Awards Committee started to fund the
publication of Palanca Award-winning plays,
and production funds were committed in 1975.
In 2009, it added a category for poetry for
children, in both Filipino and English.
CULTURAL CENTER OF THE
PHILIPPINES
•  It
is a government owned and controlled
corporation established to preserve, develop and
promote arts and culture in the Philippines.
• The CCP was established through Executive Order No. 30
s. 1966 by President Ferdinand Marcos. Although an
independent corporation of the Philippine government, it
receives an annual subsidy and is placed under the National
Commission for Culture and the Arts for purposes of policy
coordination.