Hinun-anon: Panay Bukidnon Traditional Stories for the Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Curriculum


by: Aileen C. Chong


This paper looks at the potential of the Panay Bukidnon hinun-anon (traditional stories) as a rich source of learning and appreciation of Kinaray-a in the implementation of the Indigenous Peoples Education (IPEd) and Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTB MLE) by the Department of Education. The hinun-anon are stories of entertainment, sources of traditional information about village life, medium for communicating norms of behavior, and perspectives about the natural environment. Three examples are presented: Tikdayaw, Tinggurob, and Tingway Tingway. The characters, environment, and storyline provides magic and enchantment as well as images and messages reflecting environmental concerns and exemplifying important social values.

Keywords: hinun-anon, Panay Bukidnon, mother tongue-based education, traditional oral literature