Folk Dances: the Lost Prestige of Philippine Culture

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Folk Dances: The Lost Prestige of Philippine Culture
Cymond Calalo, Margot Lobendino, and Ollie Magsino
De La Salle Lipa Integrated School

Author’s Note Cymond Calalo English 10 De La Salle Lipa – Integrated School, Margot Lobendino English 10 De La Salle Lipa – Integrated School, Ollie Magsino English 10 De La Salle Lipa – Integrated School. Correspondence concerning this research should be addressed to Ollie Magsino, De La Salle Lipa – Integrated School, Lipa City, Philippines 4217. E-mail: olliemagsino_99@yahoo.com

Abstract

The study presents the current situation and benefits of folk dancing in the Philippines. Moreover, in order to further discuss and explain the study, the researchers used descriptive method
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Methodology

This portion discusses the method, data collection procedure, research instruments, and analysis plan that will be implemented to come up with relevant findings.

The researchers used the descriptive method of research for gathering information. To define the descriptive type of research, Creswell (1994) stated that the descriptive method is to gather information about the present existing condition. The emphasis is on describing rather than on judging. The aim of descriptive research is to verify formulated hypotheses that refer to the present situation in order to clarify it. Moreover, this method allows flexible approach, thus, when important new issues and questions arise during the duration of the study, further investigation may be conducted. Furthermore, under the method of descriptive research is the technique content analysis. Content analysis is a research technique that deals with the documentary materials that are already existing and available; it was made essential that the researchers can obtain data from research materials, recommendation and interviews of the study. The researchers decided to use descriptive method in the present study of the need to revive and preservation of Philippine folk dances because these techniques are mainly concerned with describing

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