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Theoretical Advances in the Discourse of Indigenization by S. Lily Mendoza is a journal article and I think that it is important to share here at Baybayin Alive because it gives background on Sikolohiyang Pilipino and the indigenization movement in the Philippines. Theoretical Advances in the Discourse of Indigenization by S. Lily L. Mendoza Mga babasahin sa agham panlipunang Pilipino : sikolohiyang Pilipino, pilipinolohiya, at...

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My friend Leny Strobel witnessed spanish economists discussing “economic gains of the Spanish colonial period in the Philippines” with historians from the University of the Philippines. The Filipino historians, descendants of the native people of the islands now called the Philippines, brought up the: “psychic and epistemic violence of colonialism among Filipinos. What was supposed to be an academic dialogue about...

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I think that while we try to understand why we find so much meaning in interpreting baybayin symbols as both writing symbols and metaphorical symbols, we also need to pay attention to other cultures’s writing systems such as Runes and how those who are studying it also learn that meaning is gleaned from the symbols on multiple levels too. In an article at the Science Daily online,  A Stone Says More Than a Thousand Runes...

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To some baybayin might be an intellectual exploration of symbols and history and the experience is limited to the realms of the mind. To others, it might be an exploration of subjective meanings and so would be an experience of the heart and body. And even to others, it might be both(mind, heart, body—soul). Please use the comment feature below to answer the following questions: How popular is baybayin today? How have you used...

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