Because foreign songs have a good beat.
Apparently, the National Center for Culture Arts (NCCA) should have a list of Philippine folk dances, thereby answering the question, “who has the longest compilation of folk dances in the Philippines?” In particular, the NCCA commissions groups or individuals to list the folk dances in the country through the Philippine Dance Research and Documentation. For more information about folk dances, you may click on this link: Apart from commissioning researches, the agency has also a compendium of related documentations such as books and pictorial evidences of the folk dances that have been collated by various researchers in the past.
The list of tribal dances in the Philippines are also available in the NCCA as tribal dances form part of the Philippine folk dance history. As such, some examples of these tribal dances are the Tinikling and many others. You might be wondering why there is a need to collate details for dances in the past. It is imperative and important to collect and preserve our cultural heritage, be it a dance or a song, for posterity.
Furthermore, folk dances have greatly contributed to the development of our contemporary culture. Some dances are inspired by old dances, such as tap dancing and hip hop. For further information regarding these, you may click on these links: and