Book: An Introduction to Kulitan

Mike Pangilinan just posted the artwork for his upcoming book, “An Introduction to Kulitan”. No details yet about the release date or cost but I believe it will be great because of his passion. Can’t wait to check it out in July (more on that later).

I hope this is  serves as inspiration to those who want to bring legitimacy to their Baybayin causes. To give you context, there are certain groups and individuals in the Baybayin community that are pushing their own ideas on modernization and standardization. There are also thoughts that their own language is being destroyed and/or being phased out by the dominant Tagalog based educational/entertainment system. What I’ve stressed to these individuals is that you need to take things in your own hands. It’s easy to blame the “system” and those who hold you down. There will always be roadblocks and it’s up to you to figure out how to work around them. Mike is a perfect example on how one gets things done.


Republika Comics

Komikon was this past weekend in the Philippines. Baybayin was spotted at one of the tables

Photo by Flip-1

Kali – An Ex-Marine Special forces. KALI keeps a secret amulet, believed to be very powerful and can deflect blades and bullets, He is a born leader and always soft spoken. KALI has been injured and shot several times in battle, but his wounds almost always heal faster than the others. He is extremely strong and agile. Kali is being sent to head a special mission to the Spratlys.

EVENTS: Vallejo (6/2) & Sacramento (6/3)

This Saturday (6/2), I’ll be in Vallejo for their annual Pista Sa Ngyon. Look for me at the cultural pavilion.

Vallejo Waterfront
Mare Island Way
Vallejo, California


Then on Sunday (6/3), I’ll be in Sacramento for their annual Filipino Fiesta for the very 1st time. Look for me at the Rizal center.

Jose Rizal Community Center, 7320 Florin Mall Drive, Sacramento, CA. 95823

Lecture: An Introduction to Baybayin

As part of the Kalayaan 2012 celebration week, I’ll be at the Philippine Consulate in San Francisco giving a lecture on Baybayin.

Lecture topics:
– Script basics
– Theories
– Fil-Am movement
– Philippine movement
– Baybayin for Cultural Identity, Preservation and Promotion for Economic Gain

Philippine Consulate Social Hall
447 Sutter St.
San Francisco, CA 94108

Friday, June 15, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

FREE admission

Please RSVP here

EVENT: Asian Heritage Street Celebration May 19

I’ll be at the Asian Heritage Street Celebration this Saturday. Look for my booth on Larkin street.

This Saturday, May 19th for the 8th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration in San Francisco.

This amazing event takes place on Larkin Street, from Grove to Ellis and will feature Culinary Celebrity Chefs, including our very own Martin Yan.

Chef Martin Yan will be performing a live cooking demo at the Civic Center at 2:30pm with a noodle puller sure to entertain!

Admission is free and all are welcome to join in this fantastic event, celebrating the wonderful Asian heritage & traditions here in San Francisco.

Visit the Asian Heritage Street Celebration website for additional details: