Help promote Baybayin in the Philippines

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Want to help promote Baybayin in the Philippines? Nominate for the 2011 Philippine Blog Awards.

Register here to nominate this site. You can use as the site contact info. Salamat – Christian

EVENT: Baybayin signing – Adobo Festival, Vallejo – July 10

Last minute Baybayin signing event at the Adobo Festival in Vallejo, California July 10.

I’ll be at the GMA Pinoy TV booth representing the upcoming show Power ng Pinoy launching in September 2011 in GMA Pinoy TV USA. I was recently featured in an episode about my Baybayin work. Check out the trailer on Facebook.

I’ll be doing FREE Baybayin name translations at around 1PM until I run out of material. I will also be having Twitter and Facebook contests so be sure to FOLLOW and LIKE to win prizes.

Adobo Festival website

Other events coming up are Pistahan in August, LA in September and Oakland in November. I’ll post more info soon

Romancing the Stone – Ticao Conference

Well this is interesting….

On August 5-6, 2011 there will be “The 1st Philippine Conference on the Baybayin Stones of Ticao, Masbate”.

Here the info from the registration site

Conference Information
WHAT: The 1st Philippine Conference on the “Baybayin” Stones of Ticao, Masbate

WHEN: August 5, 2011 (8AM- 4PM); August 6, 2011 (8AM-12NN)

WHERE: Monreal Gymnasium, Municipality of Monreal, Ticao Island, Masbate Province, Philippines

The UP Ticao-Masbate Anthropological Project Team
Department of Education, Region 5
Local Government of Monreal, Masbate
The Masbate Provincial Government
The National Museum
170+ Talaytayan MLE Incorporated

1) To make a preliminary but comprehensive report on the “baybayin” artifacts found in Ticao, Masbate including but not limited to its probable origins, geo-socio-cultural context, age, authors, authenticity, and transcriptions.
2) To heighten awareness among Filipinos on the historical and cultural importance of the baybayin script and other cultural artifacts.
3) To provide a forum for stakeholders on how to preserve and protect the cultural heritage of the peoples of Ticao and of Masbate.

1) DepEd teachers and administrators
2) Local government officials and employees
3) Educators, linguists, researchers, artists and cultural workers
4) Tourism officers and staff
5) “Baybayin” enthusiasts

1) P1,200 for participants coming from DepEd Region V and from local government units of Masbate province
2) P1,500 for all other participants

According to the program, it looks like they are taking the opportunity to present other topics besides the stone. As many of us in the Baybayin community said, this is a excellent opportunity to promote Baybayin and our ancient culture even if the stone is real or not.

The Language Bridge between the Proto-Philippine Archipelago and the Surrounding Hindu-Buddhist Kingdoms (Speaker: Arnold M. Azurin, UP Archaeological Studies Program)

Integrating Baybayin into the School Curriculum
(Speaker: DepEd Region V Curriculum Expert)

What We Now Know About the Ticao Stones
(Speaker: Prof. Francisco Datar, UP Diliman)

Ticao Island as an Archaeological Paradise
(Dr. Roger Lim of San Jacinto)

Integrating Baybayin into the School Curriculum
(Speaker: DepEd Region V Curriculum Expert)

I’m most interested in the school curriculum part. If this stone is the reason why Baybayin is pushed up a level, then it’s a good thing.

Hopefully the sessions will be recorded for the long distance speculators 🙂 I hope it’s real