Monday, June 08, 2009

In The News: Bay Area Artists Revive Old Filipino Writing

Bay Area Artists Revive Old Filipino Writing

Sharon Chin reporting for CBS5, San Francisco

Some Bay Area residents are trying to revive an ancient writing system from The Philippines they say hasn't been used in centuries. It's a forgotten script that many in the Filipino community are only just discovering.

The language is called Baybayin, and Filipino-American artists are trying to keep it alive, to connect with their heritage. Babybayin migrated from the island of Java from a script called Kavi. But the script was replaced by the Western alphabet soon after the Spanish colonized The Philippines.

Our video report has more. Features artists Christian Cabuay and Christine Balza.

Submitted by Leny Strobel

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