The Form and Ideology of Leyte’s Popular Radio Siday: A Critique


This article is a Marxist critique of Leyte’s most popular poetic form – the radio siday. It historicizes the siday’s roots and divergences from the classic satires of the Leyte ilustrados as well as the role played by the writer and the radio station in the production of the form. Moreover, the article includes a critical analysis of the siday’s ideological positions in relation to the state and religion. Finally, the article concludes that the siday’s formal stultification is a symptom of its ideological backwardness.