Vol 2, No 01 (2022)

Banwaan: The Philippine Journal of Folklore is the peer-reviewed academic journal of the Folklore Studies Program of the UP College of Social Sciences and Philosophy. The journal aims to provide a space for scholars working on folklore to exchange ideas, methodologies, and research findings. Recognizing the multidisciplinary nature of folkloristics, the journal welcomes articles from various disciplines. Beginning 2022, issues will be published every June and December.



Joseph Palis, PhD                            University of the Philippines

Editorial Board

Maria Bernadette L. Abrera, PhD      University of the Philippines

Grace Barretto-Tesoro, PhD             University of the Philippines

Soledad Natalia M. Dalisay, PhD       University of the Philippines 

Jesus Federico C. Hernandez            University of the Philippines


Managing Editor        

Divine Angeli P. Endriga                  University of the Philippines

Emmanuel B. Garcia                       University of the Philippines

Layout Artist

Michael S. Manahan                        University of the Philippines

Cover Design Artist

Elsie Marie T. Or                             University of the Philippines

Table of Contents

Front Matter

Banwaan Preliminary Pages
Emmanuel B Garcia
The Vernacularisation of Geographical Stories
Joseph Palis


Mylene T De Guzman, Yany P Lopez, Arnisson Andre C Ortega
Dylan Michael Beatty
Emmanuel Jayson V Bolata
Ryan Alvin M Pawilen
Jairus Diesta Espiritu