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The sound and syllable of HA occurs in many words that have to do with the breath or air. Hangin air/wind Hininga breathe/breath Ginhawa breathe/breath Hapo out of breath The baybayin for HA is rendered in baybayin mostly as a wavy symbol. Historical renderings of HA: Modern renderings of HA The literal meaning of aloha is “the presence of breath” or “the breath of life.” It comes from “Alo,” meaning presence, front and face, and...

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Tessie Obusan developed a research method called Pamamaraang Ka illustrated here by baybayin:   (Click for large view)   Explore a Filipino approach that is also an act of decolonization. In the foreword of the 1994 Pamamaraan: Indigenous Knowledge and Evolving Research Paradigms the editors state that a growing number of Filipino scholars are deeply conscious of the richness of the Philippine culture and are frustrated that much of...

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Mini Gavino of GINHAWA announces special Baybayin activities to help schools celebrate Buwan ng Wika: Baybayin: Paglago at Paglikha.GINHAWA In the Philippines, the month of August is designated as Buwan ng Wika, which is celebrated to promote the national language. Each year, every school in the country holds month-long (or sometimes week-long) activities in observance of this national celebration. Our group, GINHAWA, would...

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This month, Kristian Kabuay is releasing his new book titled Sulat ng Kaluluwa meaning Writing of the Soul. It is a collaboration of artwork and stories from the Filipino diaspora. A word/name is chosen, and person shares a story about it and Kabuay creates Baybayin art based on that word. Get your printed or kindle copy at amazon.com. At the...

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Ang Bai, Buaya, kag ang Kahoy sg Kaluluwa (Visayan phrase that means The Woman, Crocodile and Tree of the Soul).  It’s time for Filipinos to remember the White Buwaya because he represents the Light aspect of the crocodile.  Greed and corruption are shadow or dark aspects of the crocodile and all that modern filipinos remember because of the wounds of Spanish colonization. How can we transition from this mindset?...

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