Between April 9-11, 2015 the first ever Baybayin Summit will take place in Lingayen, Pangasinan.

The summit will be held to nationally and internationally promote our native writing scripts, those that still exist and is still used to those that were eventually neglected for the use of the Latin script.

The summit will present guest speakers, workshops, and lectures on our indigenous writing scripts and to promote the use of it and to establish its importance as a part of our history and culture and its value today.

Some important guest speakers and lecturers invited and who will be present during the summit are Kristian Kabuay (baybayin artist and advocate from California and owner of baybayin.com), Anya Postama (Mangyan, advocate of the Sulat Mangyan of Mindoro, and daughter of anthropologist and linguist Antoon Vreeze Postma who deciphered the Laguna Copperplate, the oldest written document discovered in the Philippines), Senator Loren Legarda (who authored Bill No. 1899, which would mandate all government agencies, departments and offices to incorporate Baybayin in their official logos, and promotes the use of Baybayin and Bill No. 2440, which would declare baybayin as the national writing script of the Philippines.), and many more.

For more information on the 1st Baybayin Summit and how to register visit their official Facebook page.

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