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You can now translate Cebuano on Google's Word Lens, and use Baybayin on Gboard

Sep 03, 2019 - 12:53 PM

Google expands support for native languages in the Philippines

Beyond ABCs: Ancient Philippine script revival spells debate

Jul 31, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Baybayin, the 17-character indigenous script used before Spanish colonization is being taught again in the era of technology

This photo taken on July 6, 2019 shows cultural advocate Leo Emmanuel Castro teaching students the indigenous script known as Baybayin, used before Spanish colonisation in 1521, in Manila. - From tattoos, shirts, and artworks to a computer font and mobile apps, Baybayin found a rebirth among millennials and professionals learning its 17 characters beyond the marginal mention in history class. (Photo by Noel CELIS / AFP) / TO GO WITH AFP STORY: Philippines-culture-language, FEATURE by Ayee MACARAIG

Learning Baybayin: Reconnecting with our Filipino roots

Aug 30, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Consciously learning and practicing Baybayin can lead to discoveries about yourself as a Filipino and about the richness of Filipino culture

Photo by Claire Madarang/Rappler

[OPINION] Modernizing Baybayin

Aug 27, 2018 - 7:41 AM

Are we ready for the enormous changes Baybayin may bring in our culture and daily living? Will Baybayin be suitable for the modernized lifestyle of the Filipinos?

[OPINION] Can you read Baybayin?

Apr 28, 2018 - 4:16 PM

People will be compelled to learn to read content written in certain writing systems if there is enough literature written using those systems to begin with

[OPINYON] Much ado about baybayin

Apr 27, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Bakit inuuna natin ang pagpapasulat ng mga pangalan na parang kumikislot na bulate? Bigyan muna ng prayoridad ang iba pang mas mahalaga.

‘Educate first’: Filipinos react to Baybayin as national writing system

Apr 27, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The House committee on basic education and culture has approved a bill seeking to make the pre-Hispanic script the Philippines' national writing system

Evolution of the Filipino alphabet

Aug 22, 2014 - 5:29 PM

Before using the current alphabet that has 28 letters the Philippines had 4 sets of letters since the pre colonial times

Filmmaker Auraeus Solito: Indigenous and proud

Nov 19, 2012 - 1:50 PM

The internationally renowned director stopped by the Rappler studio to tell us among many things about the success of Busong and about his upcoming film Baybayin

KANAKAN BALINTAGOS. Auraeus Solito comes from an indigenous peoples tribe in Palawan