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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] 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.