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This study on collection, categorization and description of Calbayog Folksongs employed a qualitative method of research utilizing descriptive method.  This was conducted in selected barangays in Calbayog City where folk songs are still popular and sung by the community and the elderly. In determining the participants of the study, purposive sampling was applied. The criteria used in classifying songs as Calbayog folksongs were: the folksongs must be transferred orally from the great grandparents; the folksongs must be within social and cultural frameworks in which the songs are sung in particular occasions; and the folksongs must be a localized tradition. The Calbayog folksongs were categorized into seven categories: Drinking Songs, Humorous Songs, Lullaby Songs, Requiem Songs, Love Songs, Meeting Songs, and Songs about Nature. Based on the analysis of the songs and from the data obtained from the interview, the intents being described from Calbayog folksongs could be classified into six themes:  Nostalgic Lullaby; Inspired Labor; Deep Realization; Unrelenting Dedication: Honoring Death; and Delighting Socialization. Each of these themes has sub-themes. Moreover, the analysis of the folk songs showed that the values being described could be grouped into four themes: Social Responsibility; Holy and loved; An Act of Respect; and Elements of Pleasure.  Each of these themes also shows sub-themes.  From the data obtained, the researcher was able to develop a compendium of Calbayog Folksongs which could be used by teachers in Calbayog City Division as instructional material in teaching MAPEH specifically, Music.  


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