Baybayin as Part of the Curriculum for Senior High School

Baybayin as Part of the Curriculum for Senior High School

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Julia Kate Jarin started this petition to mshs students and

Baybayin is an ancient script used in the Philippines long ago. It was one of the numerous suyat scripts used until the Spanish Colonization, when the Spaniards introduced the Latin Alphabet. Baybayin is still known until the present times because of the scribes who recorded it during the colonial era.

Presently, Baybayin is known by some Filipinos and used by a few organizations, although expectedly, only a small number of people have the motivation to learn it. House Bill 1022, approved by the House Committee on Basic Education and Culture, seeks to “promote, protect, preserve and conserve ‘Baybayin’ as the National Writing System of the Philippines, using it as a tool for cultural and economic development to create consciousness, respect and pride for the legacies of the Filipino cultural history, heritage and the country’s authentic identity.” By forming a petition for Baybayin to be part of the curriculum for Senior High School, many  would be aware of the script and culture of ancient Filipinos.

This being said, the petition, depending on the results, could extend to being an official club of Makati Science High School open to all bonafide members of the school. Baybayin is part and parcel of who we are as Filipinos,unfortunately, the practice of it has become a dying art, with the number of scholars studying it getting fewer and fewer. With your sign of support, we could revive this writing system and restore it back to its former glory.

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