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The Philippines is a country in Asia. A land with rich and diverse culture, the Philippines are named after King Philip II, the King of Spain.
The collection of folktales from the Philippines consists of one book with 61 folktales.


Philippine Folk Tales

Notes: This book features 61 folktales from the Philippines.

Author: Mabel Cook Cole
Published: 1916
Publisher: A.C. McClurg & Co., Chicago

I.Tinguian - Introduction
1.Aponibolinayen and the Sun
3.Gawigawen of Adasen
4.The Story of Gaygayoma Who Lives up Above
5.The Story of Dumalawi
6.The Story of Kanag
7.The Story of the Tikgi
8.The Story of Sayen
9.The Sun and the Moon
10.How the Tinguian Learned to Plant
12.The Tree with the Agate Beads
13.The Striped Blanket
14.The Alan and the Hunters
15.Man and the Alan
17.The Mistaken Gifts
18.The Boy who Became a Stone
19.The Turtle and the Lizard
20.The Man with the Cocoanuts
21.The Carabao and the Shell
22.The Alligator’s Fruit
II.Igorot - Introduction
24.The Creation
25.The Flood Story
26.Lumawig on Earth
27.How the First Head was Taken
28.The Serpent Eagle
29.The Tattooed Men
30.Tilin, The Rice Bird
III.Wild Tribes of Mindanao - Introduction
31.How the Moon and Stars Came to Be
32.The Flood Story
34.How Children Became Monkeys
35.Bulanawan and Aguio
38.The Story of the Creation
39.In the Beginning
40.The Children of the Limokon
41.The Sun and the Moon
42.The Widow’s Son
IV.Moro - Introduction
43.Mythology of Mindanao
44.The Story of Bantugan
V. The Christianized Tribes - Introduction
45.The Monkey and the Turtle
46.The Poor Fisherman and His Wife
47.The Presidente who had Horns
48.The Story of a Monkey
49.The White Squash
50.The Creation Story
51.The Story of Benito
52.The Adventures of Juan
53.Juan Gathers Guavas
54.The Sun and the Moon
55.The First Monkey
56.The Virtue of the Cocoanut
58.Why Dogs Wag their Tails
59.The Hawk and the Hen
60.The Spider and the Fly
61.The Battle of the Crabs

What's interesting in the Philippines

The Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
are situated in the Ifugao Province, the Philippines. Built 2000 years ago and passed on from generation to generation, the Ifugao Rice Terraces are a part of the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park
is a coral reef and a Natural Marine Park in the Sulu Sea, Philippines. Protected by UNESCO, the national park considered one of the most diverse in terms of fish, shark, whale and bird species in the world.

Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park
is a national park in the Province of Palawan, the Philippines. Protected by UNESCO and pronounced one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature, the park has an underground river that spreads over miles on underground caves and has several floors.

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