The meaning come in its name.
Panunuluyan means tuloy. It is held on
Christmas Eve. When St. Joseph and Virgin
Mary, stopped at 4 houses at Bethlehem.
This is a procession that begins with
statues of St. Joseph and Blessed Virgin on
floats being wheeled out of the church
courtyard at 7 in the evening.
Accompanied by 2 singers and musicians, they
will stop at 4 houses representing Joseph and
Mary’s inns in different houses. But, they faced
4 refusal. One sings that his house is
overflowing with guests; a couple may claim to
be too poor to take them in; another person
gives the excuse that the real owner is out;
another argues that it is unsafe to let in
strangers at night.
Panunuluyan songs have
commonly monotonous or plain
It is a theatrical tradition by Filipinos
sometimes in a form of singing. It
describes conflicts between Christians
and Muslims. It was used by the
Spanish to promote Christianity in the
Philippines. There are 2 types of
Religious Komedya is also called Komedya
de Santo centers on the life of Christ or of
any saint. It usually seen during church
celebrations. The actors move in a stylized
way, have extravagant costumes and
elaborately choreographed war scenes.
Secular Komedya-is performed at the local
fiestas. An example is Santacruzan. The
story evolves on the search for the Holy
Cross by Queen Elena and her
son, Emperor Constantino.