Pasyon: a Factor That Shaped the Filipinos’ Identity

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Pasyon: A Factor That Shaped the Filipinos’ Identity

Anonymous

October 7, 2011

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Table of Contents

Chapter I: Research Problem/Topic
A. Rationale……………………………………………………………….3-4 B. Review of Related Literature……………………………………..…4-7 C.Statement of the Problem…………………………………………….7-8 D.Objectives of the Study…………………………………………………8 E Theoretical and Conceptual Frameworks…………………..……9-10 F.Significance of the Study………………………………………….10-11 Chapter II: Research methodology

A.Research Design……………………………………………………….11 B.Procedure…………………………………………………………….…12 C.Methods of Data Analysis…………………………………………12-13

Chapter III: Results and Discussion…………………………………………13-19

Chapter IV: Summary, Conclusion, and Recommendation.........................20

Chapter V: Bibliography……………………………………………………………21

A. Rationale

One of the major contributors of early Philippine Literature is the “Pabasa”, or better known as “Pasyon”- a verse narrative about the life and suffering of Jesus. It is one of the traditional beliefs and religious practice in the Philippines where people gather around to listen and reflect during Lent season. The said tradition of chanting the pasyon was originally rooted from the Spanish Language songs. The History of the Philippines includes the Spanish ruling and colonization for about three hundred and thirty-three years (1521-1898). Within these years, it is clear that the Spanish colonizers brought several changes that fundamentally shaped the societal growth of the natives living in our land. In this study we will determine the changes and influences brought by pasyon as one of the factors that shaped the Filipinos identity. We will also show how the said reading affects the perception of the people. This study comprises four main chapters which includes the Research problem topic; Research methodology; Results and discussion; Summary and Conclusion.

B. Review of related literature

The review of the literature for this study focuses on the significance of the Pasyon as one of the popular forms of literature that seems to have fascinated people throughout the centuries. This focuses on a number of different studies and published articles that supports the former statement.

Many writers have proclaimed that Pasyon was used by the Spanish as one of the factors to slowly conquer the Philippines, in which it created a big impact in the minds of every Filipinos. One of these is Reynaldo Ileto who alluded to this significance: “One of the principal ideas developed in this study is that the masses experience of Holy Week fundamentally shaped the style of peasant brother- hoods and uprisings during (the Spanish and early American colonial periods. Instead of glorifying the ancient rituals of the babaylane’s (native priests) as evocative of the true native spirit, the fact has to be accepted that the majority of the lowland Filipinos were converted to Spanish Catholicism.[…] The various rituals of Holy week, particularly the reading of the story of Jesus Christ “(Pasyon and Revolution, 1840-1910)

Paul Spickard in his work, Race and Nation, quoted that “Colonialism seem to always result in “racialized” hierarchies between conquering people and the conquered. Colonialism brought many common items to the places that were colonized and resulted into rapid decline of the native’s culture, language, and traditions.

Terms and Concepts
Words matter. In this research, one finds several terms and concepts that are used in different chapters. Here are their definitions that will guide and give us a little background about the study. Pabasa ng Pasyon

The Pasyon is normally heard during Holy Week in the Philippines, where its recitation, known as the Pabása ("Reading") can span several days over the course of the period, extending no later thanBlack Saturday. Readers will chant the verses of the Pasyon without pause from beginning to end in front...
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