What is a Philippine narrative?

Narrative is narrative, no matter what country is talking about it.

A narrative or story in its broadest sense is anything told or recounted more narrowly, and more usually, something told or recounted in the form of a causally-linked set of events. It is created by establishing that something is a part of a whole and usually that something is the cause of something else. It is usually combined with human actions or events that affect human beings. The meaning of each event is produced by the part it plays in the whole episode. A narrative is often in words (though it is possible to mime a story), of something that happened (a story). The narrative is not the story itself but rather the telling of the story -- which is why it is so often used in phrases such as "written narrative," "oral narrative," etc. While a story just is a sequence of events, a narrative recounts those events, perhaps leaving some occurrences out because they are from some perspective insignificant, and perhaps emphasizing others. In a series of events, a car crash takes a split second. A narrative account, however, might be almost entirely about the crash itself and the few seconds leading up to it. Narratives thus shape history (the series of events, the story of what happened).

Folk narratives are stories created by the folk in prose.These stories are handed down by word of mouth through the generations and are called Alamt or kwentong bayan in tagalong, Alamat in Pampangga, kasugiran in Cebuano, Sarita in Ilocano,Ginlunaan or Sugilanon in Ilonggo, Kabbata or istorya in Ivatan and Kissa in Tausig.

Folk narratives include myths, legends, and folktales.