HomeQSU Research Journalvol. 11 no. 1 (2022)


Ailyn Joy Padrigo

Discipline: Social Science



This research explored how the narrative stories of resiliency were shared during the activity of paghahayuma among small-scale fisherfolks in Cavite City. It sought to answer the question: how do the narratives during the paghahayuma reflective of resiliency among small-scale fisherfolks in Cavite City? Specifically, the research aims to answer the following objectives: (1) Discover the stories shared and categorize common themes of stories among small-scale fisherfolks during paghahayuma, and (2) Identify themes of narratives shared that are reflective of resiliency. Using an exploratory qualitative approach to research, findings reveal that other indicators to narratives reflect resiliency among small- scale fisherfolks in Cavite City. The indicators were related to each other, thus intensifying the indicators dynamism towards resiliency. Moreover, The study identified six broad "qualitative indicators" of resilience rooted in survival: lessons learned from others' stories, being inspired by others' stories, social identity, diversification, strategy, and optimism. This paper argues that all these factors of resilience derived from fisherfolks' narration during their paghahayuma activity led to their sense of community. Notably, this paper adds two factors of resilience to the body scholarship: lessons learned from others' stories and being inspired by others' stories. It was able to identify some indicators of resiliency that were related to other factors, thus, adding or supplementing the indicator's dynamism to resiliency.


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