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‘Baybayin’ as nat’l writing system pushed

November 4, 2014

MANILA — Sen. Loren Legarda is proposing to make Baybayin the country’s national writing system.
“Baybayin is an ancient Philippine system of writing composed of a set of 17 cursive characters or letters that represent either a single consonant or vowel or a complete syllable,” Legarda said in filing Senate Bill 2440.
The Philippine writing system was developed in the 16th century, said the lawmaker from Antique.
Under the bill, local food manufacturers are required to print container labels in Baybayin.
The print media, […]