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IN REGION 7- CENTRAL VISAYAS
-Sicalac and Sicavay ( A Visayan Creation
Myth) -Legend of dumaguete -Ang Among Kabantang by Fernando Buyser-Aquino -Our Pride translated by Juliet B. Samonte -Letter to Pedro, U.S. Citezen, Also Called Pete by Rene Estella Amper -The Clay Pipe by Marcel M. Navarra -The Chambers of the Sea by Edith L. Tiempo
Visayan Folk Songs -Usahay -Matud Nila
Translation Dili matindog It can’t stand Kon dili mabusog If it isn’t full -sako -sack Sa adlaw mong haligi At daytime, it’s like a post Magaii moray pagi At nighttime, it’s like a leaf -banig -mat
Sa Babaeng Naghubad sa Dalampasigan (Isinalin sa Tagalog ni Don Pagusara)
Labis ang aking pagkagitla sa unti-unting pagkalaglag ng iyong patadyong animo’y pilantik ng pasol sa mayamang pamana sa maputing dibdib mo. Kay ganda ng pagkalatag ng dalawang biyoos, nakausli sa may umaga
sana’y makatitiyad ako sa ibabaw ng aking balikhaw! O anong sarap sumigaw ng mahinahon! Habang lumilingon-lingon ka Kung wala bang kasalo sa iyong pagpapabaya, Naglagitgitan ang mga dahon, Itinulak ng lunti ang mga laya at nakisalamuha sa lupa; pababa ng pababa ang patadyong kumalat ang iyong kariktan, ‘kinalong ka ng mga alon
inakay ka ng batis ng liwanag at lilim hinangad ang mga lusay upang gawing pana sa kanilang malikmata nilathala kang walang katumbas sa mga hangari’t panaginip ang iyong pusod karangalan ng Ladabi, ang iyong kinding dalisay na Sugbuanon; ibinintang ko sa langit
Visayan Folk Songs
Usahay Usahay nagadamago ako Nga ikaw ug ako nagkahigugmay Nganong damhugon ko ikaw Damhugon sa kanunay sa akong Kamingaw Usahay nagamahay ako Nganong nabuhi pa ning kalibutan Nganog giti-awti-aman Ang gugma ko kanimo, kanimo dae.
Sometimes I do find that I dream That you and I are indeed in love, Why do I keep dreaming of you I keep dreaming of you In my loneliness. Sometimes I really do regret, That I should ever be Born into this world. Why do you keep on belittling The great love that I have for you, For you alone
This story was circling on a family and a man that is helping them. One night, the two children, a boy and a girl was waiting for a man to arrive even though the man that they are waiting is not related to them a not suppose to come. But even though it’s like that, the man still came for the two children. The man named Vicente promised to the children that he will buy them pencils that are not in normal size and for them to be proud on that pencil because that kind of pencil cannot afford by normal students only. And when Vicente gave the pencils the boy has two while the girl has three because Vicente said that she is smarter than the boy; immediately, the children brought it to school.
Another bight the children were very happy for they have the pencils. They said to their mother that they want more pencil and they will tell it to Vicente but the mother refused, she said that it is not right for them to be like that to Vicente ‘cause he is not related to them and Vicente has its own life. Minutes later, Vicente came and the children thank Vicente and said that they want more pencils, while their mother went upstairs. And the three were left downstairs having some fun then Vicente requested the boy to go up and get him some drinks and the boy immediately went up to get some drinks, and then the girl and Vicente were left, the girl is sitting on the lap of Vicente.
The girl felt that the grip of Vicente on ser arms are getting tight and when she look at him, she saw Vicente was sweating and his eyes are not just the normal and indicating that he want something, she jumped off Vicente and was very afraid, then her mother came together with his brother with a glass of drink. When then girl saw her mother she felt that she is safe now. After that, the mother told her daughter to go up stairs while her son to go to his room. And when the two were gone, the mother slapped Vicente with full force left and right while Vicente can’t do anything to defend himself, he just accept what the mother is doing until he went out the house and go away.
The little girl saw everything and she was amazed with the magnificence that her mother showed. After that the mother immediately took off the clothes of her daughter and said that take a bath. She gave her daughter new clothes for it to wear and the other take to trash. She also said that throw away the pencils that Vicente gave and that little girl didn’t say anything and do whatever her mother was saying.