A folk epic in verse about agriculture in Bukidnon.
Lyric poetry sung to express the singer’s anguish and inner feelings.
A song used to express feeling of love to the opposite sex.
Songs sung purely for entertainment purposes usually carrying moral lessons and sung at night, or while shelling corn, weaving mats or cleaning rattan. The result is usually hilarity and enjoyment.
Narrative poems a ballad sung usually to recall past historic events.
Are proverbs usually done during a contest to determine who is outwitted or out said. When it is use to make side comments so that the person with loose morals will not be confronted personally, the basahan is said to be paranil or insinuation.
Ceremonial songs which calls upon the deities, particularly the goddess of harvest. The voice must be golden mellow.
Songs during the kaligaan which are always sung by ladies who usually dance the dugso during the occasion.
Debate in verses to settle the price or dowry
Folk narrative or folk tales with abrupt endings