Posts made in November, 2009


Siya. Pronoun of no genders.

Siya. Pronoun of no genders.


Posted on Nov 21, 2009 in Uncategorized

In many Filipino dialects. the pronoun of “siya” indicates both “she” and “he.” It has no gender indication. “siya” How do you think that a non-gender specific pronoun such as “siya” has affected Filipino thought? On gender relations? On egalitarianism? Many western languages have gender specific singular pronouns. Her/Him (English), Haar/Hem (Dutch), Elle/Ille...

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Baybayin Books


Posted on Nov 21, 2009 in Uncategorized

Some books and print publications on Baybayin. Baybayin: The Ancient Script of the Philippines, by Bayani Mendoza De Leon.  Doctrina Christiana, 1991 Philippine Centennial reprint. Introduction to Baybayin, by Christian Cabuay. Available at www.baybayin.com. Prehistoric Writing, by Cecilio G. Salcedo and Indigenous Filipino Writing, by Antoon Postma. The Earliest Filipinos, Book 2. Chapter 15. Kasaysayan, The Story of...

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“Indigenous Filipino Values: A Foundation for a Culture of Non-Violence”Here is a webpage with not only a short description of Katrin de Guia’s paper on “Indigenous Filipino Values: A Foundation for a Culture of Non-Violence” and a description of Sikolohiyang Pilipino, but also some information on the values of Filipino Personhood (Pagkataong Filipino): Bahala Na is one of the values of Filipino Personhood illustrated above....

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“Indigenous Filipino Values: A Foundation for a Culture of Non-Violence”Here is a webpage with not only a short description of Katrin de Guia’s paper on “Indigenous Filipino Values: A Foundation for a Culture of Non-Violence” but also a description of Sikolohiyang Pilipino: Sikolohiyang Pilipino is a psychology of, about and for the Philippine people. As kapwa psychology, it is an orientation— an enduring worldview that links to...

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Saysayin ng Baybayin is a book on the hidden meanings of the baybayin symbols and how they can be used for intuitive readings or the divination of messages. At Bahay Nakpil I found this small exhibit on a friend, Maria Rhodora “Bing-Bing” Veloso, who had done translations for me for Tagipusuon sg Babaylan. Bing authored and published Saysayin ng Baybayin in 2002. She is an economics grad of U.P. Diliman and works...

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