EVENT: Japan – Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

Baybayin Japan

I’ll be in Japan from 2/27 to 3/1 to do a lecture and show Baybayin art at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies for the International Workshop on Endangered Scripts of Island Southeast Asia.

This workshop will discuss the writing systems and traditions of island Southeast Asia, focusing on (but not limited to) the endangered Indic scripts of the Philippines, Sumatra and Sulawesi. Papers are invited covering topics such as historical and structural relationships, literature, documentation, revival, modern functions, adaptations and social/cultural meaning. In addition to the academic component of the workshop, the organizers encourage participation by culture-bearers, activists and artists.

I’m looking forward to meeting other advocates of Baybayin, Kulitan and Surat Mangyan at the event.

– Kanakan Balintagos (Solito Arts Productions)
– Norman de los Santos (BHM Publishing House, Inc.)
– Emerennciana Lorenzo Catapang (Mangyan Heritage Center)
– Christopher Miller (Independent Researcher, Montreal, Canada)
– Michael Raymon M. Pangilinan (ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
– Anya Postma (Mangyan Heritage Center)
– Bruno Tiotuico (Alexandre Dayrit Tiotuico) (Ágúman Súlat Kapampángan)

I’m currently working on my paper around the topic of using Baybayin in the diaspora as a cultural identifier through art.

Please visit the Linguistics Dynamics Science Project for more information

EVENT: Rebuilding Bayanihan: A Special Post Typhoon Event – Los Angeles


LA & SF area artists, will be converging in a special event to support post typhoon rebuilding in the Philippines.

This day long event will be a call to the community – to come together in an intentional spirit and to hold sacred space as a way to heal our bodies, our relationships, our souls, our planet.

Our line-up is down below.

This is a family-friendly event and open to all! Vita Coco (http://vitacoco.com/) will be providing our elixir and White Rabbit (http://whiterabbittruck.com/) will be setting up their food truck in the lot – so come, explore, discover, sing, dance, play, and get some yummy pagkain and coconut water! Admission is free!

For more information, please contact Christine Jugueta at cjugueta@gmail.com.

Donations for relief efforts in the Philippines will be collected at the event – You can also donate online at the following sites:

Green ReLeaf Initiative: http://greenreleaf.org/
Banago Typhoon Relief: http://banago.mybigcommerce.com/
Permaculture Aid Yolanda: http://pcaidyolanda.org/


11am: Doors open at SIPA
12-12.30: Opening procession, prayers, welcome
12.30-1.20: Act I
1.20-1.45: Break
1.45-2: Ritual
2-3: Act II
3-5: Open jam
5-6: Kulintronica

11-3: Outdoor activities – storytelling, face-painting, Baybayin workshop, live art

Act I artists:
Cristina Golondrina Rose
Joel F Jacinto
Kristian Kabuay – http://www.kabuay.com/

Act II artists:
Alysa Lobo
Rachel Kann – http://rachelkann.com/
Alma Cielo – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bdu_m3g9J5Q,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9XZ0nJBODQ
Christine Jugueta

Post Program/Booth/Outdoor Artists:
KAPWA JAM (live music)
Ron Quesada – http://kulintronica.wordpress.com/
Nicanor Evans – http://naseek.blogspot.com/
Aicnelav Diyan- http://bukobomba.blogspot.com/
Marybelle Mb, Belle by MB – http://marybellemb.wordpress.com/
Jay Landayan Malvari
Agapito Doronio – http://artbattles.com/artists/agapito-doronio
Jayson Lorenzo – http://funmakerbooth.com/