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Lost Ancient Writing System from the Philippines: The Baybayin

Author: Veronica Sabanillas
Post Date: August 29, 2021
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An ancient writing system called the Baybayin was used in the Philippines way back many years ago. It was widely used in Luzon and other parts of the Philippines during the 16th and 17th centuries. In 2018, the Philippine House of Representatives approved a bill that would announce Baybayin as the national writing system of the country. The measure seeks to announce Baybayin as the Philippines’ national writing system, generating greater appreciation on the script. The term 'baybayín' is described as 'to write' or 'to spell (syllabize)' in Tagalog. From the information that is at hand, it is clear that Baybayin was used in Luzon, Panay, Leyte and Iloilo, but there is no proof supporting that Baybayin reached Mindanao. Way before the Spaniards came what we know today as the Philippines, it seems logical that the Luzon and Palawan variations started to develop in different ways during the 1500s. The regions that has used Baybayin the oldest in the Philippines are the islands of Luzon and Palawan. Baybayin has been described Badlit, Kudlit-kabadlit for the Visayans, Kurditan, Kur-itan for the Ilocanos, and Basahan for the Bicolanos in current times. The 1593 Doctrina Christiana en Lengua Española y Tagala, the oldest printed book in a Philippine language, displaying both Tagalog in Baybayin and rewritten into Latin script. Baybayin was generally used for personal writings, poetry, etc. which was recognized by the Spanish priest Pedro Chirino in 1604 and Antonio de Morga in 1609 to be described by most Filipinos. There were datus from the 1590s who could not sign affidavits or oaths, and witnesses who could not sign land deeds in the 1620s admitted by to William Henry Scott. Eventually Baybayin fell out of use in much of the Philippines because of the confusion over vowels (i/e and o/u) and final consonants, lacking letters for Spanish sounds and the stature of Spanish culture and writing may have contributed to the demise of Baybayin over time. Because there's missing of pre-Hispanic specimens of usage of the Baybayin script has led to a ordinary misconception that fanatical Spanish priests must have burned or destroyed massive amounts of native documents.

The most likely reason why no pre-Hispanic documents survived, according to scholar Paul Morrow who also noted that there are no recorded cases of ancient Filipinos writing on scrolls, is because they wrote on decomposable materials such as leaves and bamboo. Scripts that are current and surviving which directly built from the native Baybayin script through natural development are the Tagbanwa script inherited from the Tagbanwa people by the Palawan people and named Ibalnan, the Buhid script and the Hanunóo script in Mindoro. Baybayin usually was used in Tagalog and to a lesser extent Kapampangan speaking areas. Usually, Baybayin was recorded upon palm leaves upon bamboo with knives, and the writing tools were called panulat. Some Filipinos instituted keeping records of their property and financial transactions, and would write down lessons they were taught in church, all in Baybayin. The virtual keyboard app Gboard developed by Google for iOS and Android mobile devices was updated on August 1, 2019 It is also possible to type Baybayin right from the keyboard without the need to use online typepads.

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Cebu has the Greatest Tourist Spots in the Philippines

Author: Jerry Labella
Post Date: August 29, 2021
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Situated in the middle of the Philippine islands lies the island of Cebu which is considered to be temperate. It has become the leading province in the Philippines and one of the most mentioned tourist destinations in the world. The Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan landed there and reformed the ruler and chiefs to Christianity because he was appealed by the island's location. Sadly, Magellan was killed by the locals of the island. The island has few level land except for the Bogo Plain in the far north, which is mainly a commercial sugarcane area and is bisected by a range of depressed volcanic hills. Aside from the large Cebu island, the province also constitute 167 lesser area islands like Olango, Mactan, Camotes, Malapascua, and the Bantayan Islands. Cebu was probably the leading island to fertilize corn on a common basis after that plant’s introduction by the Spaniards. Aside to Cebu City, the leading areas on Cebu are Talisay City, Danao City, Lapu-Lapu City, Toledo City, and Mandaue City. Some areas in northern Cebu were extremely devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan, a wicked tropical cyclone that swept through the central Philippines in early November 2013. One of the mightiest quake in the area for 90 years was in February 2012 Cebu island perceived the quaking of magnitude 6.7 earthquake on the neighboring island of Negros. Bohol and Cebu were hit by wicked 7.2 magnitude earthquake which left more than 100 dead and collapsed some buildings, including 5 old churches in October 2012. For the Central Visayas which Cebu is located, the locals is widely adolescent with about 37 percent of its population below 10 years old. The language articulated in Cebu is Cebuano which is also the same in main areas of the Visayas including Bohol. Cebu has some of the leading beaches in the country and it is also home to a variety of old, religious, and cultural sites that you can see in Cebu City tours. There are also followers of Islam, Buddhism, Iglesia Filipina Independiente, and Hinduism aside from the superior of its population are Roman Catholic followed by more than 90% of Cebuanos. The wooden image of Santo Niño de Cebú, the oldest Christian image in the Philippines, is venerated and venerated at the Basilica of Santo Niño. According the historical documents, the wooden statue of the Santo Niño was offered to the wife of the Rajah of Cebu by the Portuguese explorer Magellan. The friendship is often exhibited in Cebu's cultural celebration, the Sinulog where street parades and deafining drum beats preceded by a Christian Mass is celebrated every third Sunday of January. The Philippine elementary school commences from Grades 1 to 6 while the high school stage takes six years, from Grades 7 through to 12, taken after doing from elementary school. Cebu has eleven leading universities each with a number of college branches oftenly throughout the capital, Cebu City, and more than a dozen other schools and universities practicing in various courses. If you are planning to see Cebu to do water activities or go to beaches, the best time to go would be from January to April. If you hate hot or rainy weather, this is the best time to visit the island because it is not too hot and low chance of rain.

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Government Officials says that COVID 19 Rate in Cebu is Scary and Upsetting

Author: Veronica Sabanillas
Post Date: August 28, 2021
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The Coronavirus 19 pandemic which has spread all over the world including in Central Visayas is a slice of the global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The virus arrived Central Visayas on February 5, 2020, when the first patient of the disease was recorded in Bohol. Two Chinese tourists admitted in a hospital in Metro Manila both who had travel history to Dumaguete and Cebu were the first two recorded cases in the Philippines. The third case confirmed in the Philippines, was confirmed on February 5, 2020 which was also the first recorded case in Region 7. The patient was a 60 year old woman who have already healed from the disease at the time of the announcement and was allowed to return to China on January 31st. Samples obtained from the patient on January 24 tested negative for Coronavirus 19 but during the second testing conducted tested positive for the virus. During the month of April 2020, there have been soaring number of cases in Cebu. Govnerment jails also saw soaring number of cases. By May 10, Cebu City for a short time became the city in the country with the biggest number of Coronavirus 19 cases surpassing Quezon City which had 1,558 cases at the time. An Overseas Filipino Worker repatriated from foreign territory to the province oh Bohol become its second recorded case on May 13 after a few months of no cases. Siquijor's first two cases that of returnees from Metro Manila was posted on August 2 in which the province of Siquijor became the final province in Region 7 to register its first case. As a deterrent measure against the spread of the virus, on the second week of March, the mayors of Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu, and Mandaue ceased classes in all levels for both private and public schools. Even though with the class suspensions, schools, collegs, and universities were still instructed to execute distance education measures.

Cebu Province Governor Gwendolyn Garcia posted the imposition of a province-wide curfew from 10 in the evening to 5 in the morning the following day on March 15. The Mactan–Cebu International Airport and the Port of Cebu would suspend all arrivals and departures of domestic passenger travel which was also posted by the governor effective March 17 Following the imposition of a general community quarantine (GCQ) in Cebu City on March 16, Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella posted an executive order disallowing the distribution, sale, and consumption of alcoholic beverages in all areas. Mayor Labella instructed the short-term closure of all trading establishments in Cebu City on March 19 including all malls and the Cebu City Sports Complex but excluding establishments providing essential goods and services, until the end of the GCQ.

The governor of Cebu announced and posted Executive Order No. 5-N on March 25 which places the all province under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) from March 27. A private initiative called Bayanihan Cebu PH has instated quarantine facilities known as Bayanihan Field Centers for COVID-19 patients in Cebu which are to be utilized by the Central Visayas field office of the Department of Health. Starting on the month of August 2020, cutbacks have been lightened and Cebu has been classed as modified general community quarantine (MGCQ).

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Cebu has the Leading Tourist Spots in the Philippines

Author: Veronica Sabanillas
Post Date: August 28, 2021
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In the midway of the Philippine archipelago is the equatorial island of Cebu. As one of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines and is considered to be the world's most mentioned tourist destinations. Appealed by the island’s section, the Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan landed there and converted the ruler and chiefs to Christianity. Sadly, Magellan was killed by the dwelers of the island. Bisected by a range of little volcanic hills, the island has few level land except for the Bogo Plain in the far north, which is mainly a commercial sugarcane area. Aside from the large Cebu island, the province also comprised 167 lesser area islands like Olango, Mactan, Camotes, Malapascua, and the Bantayan Islands. After corn was introduced by the Spaniards to Cebu, it because the prime island to tend corn on a widely basis. Talisay City, Danao City, Lapu-Lapu City, Toledo City, and Mandaue City are the big locations aside to Cebu City. When a wicked tropical cyclone, Super Typhoon Haiyan, that swept through the central Philippines in early November 2013 some locations in northern Cebu were extensively devastated. One of the largest quake in the area for 90 years was in February 2012 Cebu island experienced the shaking of magnitude 6.7 earthquake on the neighboring island of Negros. In October 2013, Bohol and Cebu were hit by wicked 7.2 magnitude earthquake which left more than 100 dead and demolished some buildings, including 5 ancient churches. The people of the Central Visayas is generally young with about 37 percent of its population below 10 years old.

The language articulated in Cebu is Cebuano which is also the same in most areas of the Visayas including Bohol.

Cebu is home to a variety of ancient, religious, and cultural sites that you can visit in Cebu City tours and it has also some of the top beaches in the country. The majority of its population are Roman Catholic followed by more than 90% of Cebuanos and there are also believers of Islam, Buddhism, Iglesia Filipina Independiente, and Hinduism. Venerated and consecrated at the Basilica of Santo Niño is the wooden image of Santo Niño de Cebú, the oldest Christian image in the Philippines. According the historical documents, the wooden statue of the Santo Niño was awarded to the wife of the Rajah of Cebu by the Portuguese explorer Magellan. The friendship is often advertised in Cebu's cultural performance, the Sinulog where street parades and roaring drum beats preceded by a Christian Mass is celebrated every third Sunday of January. The Philippine elementary school starts from Grades 1 to 6 while the high school stage takes six years, from Grades 7 through to 12, taken after finishing from elementary school. There are more than a dozen other schools and universities developing in various courses in Cebu including eleven big universities each with a number of college branches commonly throughout the capital, Cebu City. The best time to go to Cebu would be from January to April if you are planning to visit to do water activities or go to beaches. Hot or rainy weather can destroy a vacation that is why this is the best time to visit the island because it is not too hot and low chance of rain.

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Government Officials of Cebu Says the Rate of SARS-CoV-2 is Upsetting

Author: Veronica Sabanillas
Post Date: August 27, 2021
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Caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in Central Visayas which is a portion of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019. The virus appeared Central Visayas on February 5, 2020, when the first patient of the disease was confirmed in Bohol. Two Chinese tourists admitted in a hospital in Metro Manila both who had travel history to Dumaguete and Cebu were the first two confirmed cases in the Philippines. The first confirmed case in Region 7, and the third case confirmed in the Philippines, was confirmed on February 5, 2020. At the time of the announcement of the 60-year-old woman patient, she have already recovered from the disease and was allowed to return to China on January 31st. The first sample obtained from the patient on January 24 tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 but the second tests formed tested positive for the virus. After March and during early April, there have been climbing number of cases in the island of Cebu.

Govnerment jails also saw climbing number of cases. Cebu City for a short time became the city in the country with the largest number of SARS-CoV-2 cases on May 10 with 1,571 cases, surpassing Quezon City which had 1,558 cases at the time. An Overseas Filipino Worker repatriated from foreign territory to the province oh Bohol become its second confirmed case on May 13 after a few months of no cases. Siquijor's first two cases that of returnees from Metro Manila was issued on August 2 in which the province of Siquijor became the last province in Region 7 to list its first case. On the second week of March, the mayors of Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu, and Mandaue stopped classes in all levels for both private and public schools as a precautionary measure against the spread of the virus. Even though with the class suspensions, schools, collegs, and universities were still ruled to execute distance education measures. On March 15 the Cebu Province Governor Gwendolyn Garcia issued the enactment of a province-wide curfew from 10 in the evening to 5 in the morning the following day. The Mactan–Cebu International Airport and the Port of Cebu would suspend all arrivals and departures of domestic passenger travel which was also issued by the governor effective March 17 Following the enactment of a general community quarantine (GCQ) in Cebu City on March 16, Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella issued an executive order disallowing the distribution, sale, and consumption of alcoholic beverages in all areas. On March 19, Mayor Labella ruled the temporary closure of all sales establishments in Cebu City, including all malls and the Cebu City Sports Complex but excluding establishments bestowing vital goods and services, until the end of the GCQ. The governor of Cebu announced and issued Executive Order No. 5-N on March 25 which places the entire province under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) from March 27. Bayanihan Cebu PH which is a private initiative positioned quarantine facilities known as Bayanihan Field Centers for COVID-19 patients in Cebu which are to be handled by the Central Visayas field office of the Department of Health. Cebu has been considered as modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) on the month of August 2020 so the restrictions have been lightened.

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Reason for Cebu Why it is the Premier Tourist Destination in the Philippines

Author: Jerry Labella
Post Date: August 27, 2021
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In the center of the Philippine archipelago is the warm island of Cebu. The province has become one of the most suggested tourist destinations in the world and is considered to be the top in the country. Appealed by the island’s area, the Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan landed there and changed the ruler and chiefs to Christianity. Later on, Magellan was massacred by the inhabitants in the island. The island has slight level land except for the Bogo Plain in the far north, which is mainly a commercial sugarcane area and is bisected by a range of flat volcanic hills. Aside from the large Cebu island, the province also comprised 167 miniscule islands like Olango, Mactan, Camotes, Malapascua, and the Bantayan Islands. After corn was introduced by the Spaniards to Cebu, it because the prime island to breed corn on a broad basis. Aside to Cebu City, the dominant areas on Cebu are Talisay City, Danao City, Lapu-Lapu City, Toledo City, and Mandaue City. When a potent tropical cyclone, Super Typhoon Haiyan, that swept through the central Philippines in early November 2013 some areas in northern Cebu were severly messed up. One of the most powerful quake in the area for 90 years was in February 2012 Cebu island experienced the quaking of magnitude 6.7 earthquake on the neighboring island of Negros. In October 2013, Bohol and Cebu were hit by potent 7.2 magnitude earthquake which left more than 100 dead and destroyed some buildings, including 5 aged churches. For the Central Visayas which Cebu is located, the locals is chiefly young with about 37 percent of its population below 10 years old. The language spoken in Cebu is Cebuano which is also the same in large areas of the Visayas including Bohol. Cebu has some of the top beaches in the country and it is also home to a variety of aged, religious, and cultural sites that you can see in Cebu City tours. There are also worshipers of Islam, Buddhism, Iglesia Filipina Independiente, and Hinduism aside from the bulk of its population are Roman Catholic followed by more than 90% of Cebuanos. The wooden image of Santo Niño de Cebú, the oldest Christian image in the Philippines, is venerated and consecrated at the Basilica of Santo Niño. The wooden statue of the Santo Niño was awarded to the wife of the Rajah of Cebu by the Portuguese explorer Magellan according to the historical documents.

The friendship is often advertised in Cebu's cultural event, the Sinulog where street parades and heavy drum beats preceded by a Christian Mass is celebrated every third Sunday of January. The high school stage takes six years, from Grades 7 through to 12, taken after doing from elementary school which commences from Grades 1 to 6. Cebu has eleven dominant universities each with a number of college branches commonly throughout the capital, Cebu City, and more than a dozen other schools and universities nurturing in various courses. If you are planning to see Cebu to do water activities or go to beaches, the best time to go would be from January to April. Hot or rainy weather can destroy a vacation that is why this is the best time to visit the island because it is not too hot and few chance of rain.

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Local and Foreign Tourists Travel to See the Best of Cebu

Author: Veronica Sabanillas
Post Date: August 26, 2021
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In the center of the Philippine archipelago is the tropical island of Cebu. As one of the best tourist destinations in the Philippines and is considered to be the world's most recommended tourist destinations. The Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan landed there and reformed the ruler and chiefs to Christianity because he was appealed by the island's site. The inhabitants in the island later on massacred Magellan. Bisected by a range of flat volcanic hills, the island has slight level land except for the Bogo Plain in the far north, which is mainly a financial sugarcane area. Aside from the large Cebu island, the province also constitute 167 miniscule islands like Olango, Mactan, Camotes, Malapascua, and the Bantayan Islands. After corn was introduced by the Spaniards to Cebu, it because the pioneer island to crop corn on a boundless basis. Aside to Cebu City, the primary settlements on Cebu are Talisay City, Danao City, Lapu-Lapu City, Toledo City, and Mandaue City. Some settlements in northern Cebu were severly damaged by Super Typhoon Haiyan, a strong tropical cyclone that swept through the central Philippines in early November 2013. One of the largest quake in the area for 90 years was in February 2012 Cebu island experienced the quaking of magnitude 6.7 earthquake on the neighboring island of Negros. In October 2013, Bohol and Cebu were hit by strong 7.2 magnitude earthquake which left more than 100 dead and destroyed some buildings, including 5 old churches. The people of the Central Visayas is predominantly adolescent with about 37 percent of its population below 10 years old. The Cebuano language is voiced in Cebu, as well as in large areas of the Visayas, including Bohol. Cebu has some of the best beaches in the country and it is also home to a variety of old, religious, and cultural sites that you can go to in Cebu City tours.

There are also disciples of Islam, Buddhism, Iglesia Filipina Independiente, and Hinduism aside from the majority of its population are Roman Catholic followed by more than 90% of Cebuanos. Venerated and dedicated at the Basilica of Santo Niño is the wooden image of Santo Niño de Cebú, the oldest Christian image in the Philippines. The wooden statue of the Santo Niño was given to the wife of the Rajah of Cebu by the Portuguese explorer Magellan according to the historical documents. The friendship is often displayed in Cebu's cultural festivity, the Sinulog where street parades and rambunctious drum beats preceded by a Christian Mass is celebrated every third Sunday of January. The Philippine elementary school commences from Grades 1 to 6 while the high school stage takes six years, from Grades 7 through to 12, taken after doing from elementary school. Cebu has eleven primary universities each with a number of college branches commonly throughout the capital, Cebu City, and more than a dozen other schools and universities pursuing in various courses.

If you are planning to go to Cebu to do water activities or go to beaches, the best time to go would be from January to April. The weather is not too hot and there is less chance of rain during this time.

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Cebuanos Says that Coronavirus 19 is Distressing and Scary

Author: Jeg Cadayona
Post Date: August 26, 2021
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The Covid 19 pandemic which has spread all over the world including in Central Visayas is a piece of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

The virus appeared Central Visayas on February 5, 2020, when the first patient of the disease was established in Bohol. The first two established cases in the Philippines were Chinese tourists admitted in a hospital in Metro Manila both who had traveled to Cebu and Dumaguete. The third case confirmed in the Philippines, was confirmed on February 5, 2020 which was also the first established case in Region 7. The patient was a 60 year old woman who have already cured from the disease at the time of the announcement and was allowed to return to China on January 31st. Samples obtained from the patient on January 24 tested negative for Covid 19 but during the second testing produced tested positive for the virus. After March and during early April, there have been increasing number of cases in the island of Cebu. Govnerment jails also saw increasing number of cases. Cebu City for a short time became the city in the country with the most number of Covid 19 cases on May 10 with 1,571 cases, surpassing Quezon City which had 1,558 cases at the time.

After a few months of no cases, Bohol established its second case on May 13 which was that of an Overseas Filipino Worker repatriated from abroad to the province. The province of Siquijor became the last province in Region 7 to register its first case in which its first two cases that of returnees from Metro Manila was issued on August 2. As a preemtive measure against the spread of the virus, on the second week of March, the mayors of Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu, and Mandaue suspended classes in all levels for both private and public schools. Even though with the class suspensions, schools, collegs, and universities were still decreed to fulfill distance education measures. Cebu Province Governor Gwendolyn Garcia issued the implementation of a province-wide curfew from 10 in the evening to 5 in the morning the following day on March 15. The Mactan–Cebu International Airport and the Port of Cebu would suspend all arrivals and departures of domestic passenger travel which was also issued by the governor effective March 17 Following the implementation of a general community quarantine (GCQ) in Cebu City on March 16, Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella issued an executive order disallowing the distribution, sale, and consumption of alcoholic beverages in all areas. Mayor Labella decreed the provisional closure of all commercial establishments in Cebu City on March 19 including all malls and the Cebu City Sports Complex but excluding establishments providing key goods and services, until the end of the GCQ. The governor of Cebu announced and issued Executive Order No. 5-N on March 25 which places the entire province under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) from March 27. A private organization called Bayanihan Cebu PH has placed quarantine facilities known as Bayanihan Field Centers for COVID-19 patients in Cebu which are to be driven by the Central Visayas field office of the Department of Health. The cutbacks have been eased starting on the month of August 2020 and Cebu has been designated as modified general community quarantine (MGCQ).

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Can the Old Text Baybayin be Brought Back to Schools

Author: Veronica Sabanillas
Post Date: August 25, 2021
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During the early times of the Philippines, an aged writing system was used by its people The people from Luzon broadly used this language during the 16th and 17th centuries. In 2018, the Philippine House of Representatives approved a bill that would proclaim Baybayin as the national writing system of the country.

The measure seeks to proclaim Baybayin as the Philippines’ national writing system, generating greater consciousness on the script. In the Tagalog language, 'baybayín' means to write or spell. There is no proof supporting that Baybayin reached Mindanao based from the data that is accessible and it is clear that Baybayin was used in Luzon, Panay, Leyte and Iloilo. Way before the Spaniards came what we know today as the Philippines, it seems direct that the Luzon and Palawan variations started to develop in different ways during the 1500s. This puts Luzon and Palawan islands as the earliest regions where Baybayin was and is used in the Philippines. Baybayin has been described Badlit, Kudlit-kabadlit for the Visayans, Kurditan, Kur-itan for the Ilocanos, and Basahan for the Bicolanos in recent times.

The earliest printed book in a Philippine language, displaying both Tagalog in Baybayin and translated into Latin script, is the 1593 Doctrina Christiana en Lengua Española y Tagala. Baybayin was regarded by the Spanish priest Pedro Chirino in 1604 and Antonio de Morga in 1609 to be described by Filipinos, and was generally used for intimate writings, poetry, etc. There were datus from the 1590s who could not sign affidavits or oaths, and witnesses who could not sign land deeds in the 1620s admitted by to William Henry Scott. Eventually Baybayin fell out of use in much of the Philippines because of the hesitation over vowels (i/e and o/u) and final consonants, lost letters for Spanish sounds and the renown of Spanish culture and writing may have contributed to the demise of Baybayin over time. Because there's incompleteness of pre-Hispanic specimens of usage of the Baybayin script has led to a regular missapprehension that fanatical Spanish priests must have burned or destroyed massive amounts of native documents. The scholar Paul Morrow also noted that there are no recorded examples of ancient Filipinos writing on scrolls, and that the most likely reason why no pre-Hispanic documents lived is because they wrote on decayable materials such as leaves and bamboo. Scripts that are recent and surviving which directly established from the original Baybayin script through natural development are the Tagbanwa script given to from the Tagbanwa people by the Palawan people and named Ibalnan, the Buhid script and the Hanunóo script in Mindoro. Baybayin historically was used in Tagalog and to a lesser extent Kapampangan speaking areas. Usually, Baybayin was recorded upon palm leaves upon bamboo with knives, and the writing tools were called panulat. Some Filipinos established keeping records of their property and financial transactions, and would write down lessons they were taught in church, all in Baybayin. For iOS and Android mobile devices, a virtual keyboard app Gboard was made and updated last August 1, 2019.

Without the use of online typepads, it is also possible to type Baybayin right from the keyboard.

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Cebu as Philippines' Top Tourist Destination

Author: Veronica Sabanillas
Post Date: August 25, 2021
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Cebu is a tropical island situated in the middle of the Philippine archipelago. It has become the best province in the Philippines and one of the most suggested tourist destinations in the world. Appealed by the island’s point, the Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan landed there and indoctrinated the ruler and chiefs to Christianity. Magellan was later killed in the island by the locals. The island has slight level land except for the Bogo Plain in the far north, which is mainly a profitable sugarcane area and is bisected by a range of depressed volcanic hills. The province consists of Cebu Island, as well as 167 minor islands, which include Malapascua, Olango, Mactan, Camotes, and the Bantayan Islands. Cebu was probably the prime island to tend corn on a widely basis after that plant’s introduction by the Spaniards. Aside to Cebu City, the large areas on Cebu are Talisay City, Danao City, Lapu-Lapu City, Toledo City, and Mandaue City. When a powerful tropical cyclone, Super Typhoon Haiyan, that swept through the central Philippines in early November 2013 some areas in northern Cebu were severly messed up. In February 2012 Cebu island felt the vibrations of magnitude 6.7 earthquake on the neighboring island of Negros and was one of the largest quake in the area for 90 years. Bohol and Cebu were hit by powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake which left more than 100 dead and collapsed some buildings, including 5 historical churches in October 2012. For the Central Visayas which Cebu is located, the citizens is widely young with about 37 percent of its population below 10 years old. The Cebuano language is articulated in Cebu, as well as in most areas of the Visayas, including Bohol. Cebu is home to a variety of historical, religious, and cultural sites that you can go to in Cebu City tours and it has also some of the best beaches in the country. There are also worshipers of Islam, Buddhism, Iglesia Filipina Independiente, and Hinduism aside from the volume of its population are Roman Catholic followed by more than 90% of Cebuanos. Venerated and revered at the Basilica of Santo Niño is the wooden image of Santo Niño de Cebú, the oldest Christian image in the Philippines. The wooden statue of the Santo Niño was offered to the wife of the Rajah of Cebu by the Portuguese explorer Magellan according to the historical documents. The friendship is often displayed in Cebu's cultural festivity, the Sinulog where street parades and extravagant drum beats preceded by a Christian Mass is celebrated every third Sunday of January. The Philippine elementary school starts from Grades 1 to 6 while the high school stage takes six years, from Grades 7 through to 12, taken after doing from elementary school. There are more than a dozen other schools and universities pursuing in various courses in Cebu including eleven large universities each with a number of college branches mostly throughout the capital, Cebu City. If you are planning to go to Cebu to do water activities or go to beaches, the best time to go would be from January to April. The weather is not too hot and there is few chance of rain during this time.

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Can Schools Teach the Early Handwriting System Baybayin

Author: Veronica Sabanillas
Post Date: August 24, 2021
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During the early times of the Philippines, an early writing system was used by its people The people from Luzon heavily used this language during the 16th and 17th centuries.

In 2018, the Philippine House of Representatives approved a bill that would proclaim Baybayin as the national writing system of the country. This bill will proclaim Baybayin as the country's national writing system which will generate consciousness to the script. In the Tagalog language, 'baybayín' means to write or spell. There is no proof supporting that Baybayin reached Mindanao based from the material that is available and it is clear that Baybayin was used in Luzon, Panay, Leyte and Iloilo. It seems logical that the Luzon and Palawan classes have started to develop in different ways in the 1500s, way before the Spaniards came the Philippines. This puts Luzon and Palawan islands as the earliest regions where Baybayin was and is used in the Philippines.

Baybayin has been called Badlit, Kudlit-kabadlit for the Visayans, Kurditan, Kur-itan for the Ilocanos, and Basahan for the Bicolanos in modern times. The 1593 Doctrina Christiana en Lengua Española y Tagala, the earliest printed book in a Philippine language, describing both Tagalog in Baybayin and reworded into Latin script. Baybayin was noted by the Spanish priest Pedro Chirino in 1604 and Antonio de Morga in 1609 to be defined by Filipinos, and was generally used for exclusive writings, poetry, etc. But, admitted by to William Henry Scott, there were datus from the 1590s who could not write affidavits or oaths, and witnesses who could not sign land deeds in the 1620s.

The doubt over vowels (i/e and o/u) and final consonants, lost letters for Spanish sounds and the regard of Spanish culture and writing may have contributed to the demise of Baybayin over time, as eventually Baybayin fell out of use in much of the Philippines. The missing of pre-Hispanic specimens of usage of the Baybayin script has led to a usual misinterpretation that fanatical Spanish priests must have burned or destroyed massive amounts of native documents. The most likely reason why no pre-Hispanic documents survived, according to scholar Paul Morrow who also noted that there are no written instances of ancient Filipinos writing on scrolls, is because they wrote on decayable materials such as leaves and bamboo. The only surviving modern scripts that constructed directly from the first Baybayin script through natural development are the Tagbanwa script inherited from the Tagbanwa people by the Palawan people and named Ibalnan, the Buhid script and the Hanunóo script in Mindoro. Baybayin traditionally was used in Tagalog and to a fewer extent Kapampangan speaking areas. Usually, Baybayin was written upon palm leaves upon bamboo with knives, and the writing tools were called panulat. Filipinos would sometimes write down lessons taught in church and some instituted keeping papers of their property and financial transactions all in Baybayin. For iOS and Android mobile devices, a virtual keyboard app Gboard was programmed and updated last August 1, 2019. Without the use of online typepads, it is also achievable to type Baybayin straight from the keyboard.

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SARS-CoV-2 in Cebu is Unerving

Author: Veronica Sabanillas
Post Date: August 24, 2021
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The COVID-19 pandemic in Region 7 is a segment of the international pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The virus appeared Central Visayas on February 5, 2020, when the first patient of the disease was established in Bohol. The first two established cases in the Philippines were Chinese tourists admitted in a hospital in Metro Manila both who had traveled to Cebu and Dumaguete. The third case confirmed in the Philippines, was confirmed on February 5, 2020 which was also the first established case in Region 7. At the time of the announcement of the 60-year-old woman patient, she have already healed from the disease and was allowed to return to China on January 31st. Samples obtained from the patient on January 24 tested negative for COVID-19 but during the second testing shaped tested positive for the virus. After March and during early April, there have been soaring number of cases in the island of Cebu. There were also soaring number of cases in government jails. By May 10, Cebu City for a short time became the city in the country with the most number of COVID-19 cases exceeding Quezon City which had 1,558 cases at the time. After a few months of no cases, Bohol established its second case on May 13 which was that of an Overseas Filipino Worker repatriated from outside the country to the province. Siquijor's first two cases that of returnees from Metro Manila was issued on August 2 in which the province of Siquijor became the last province in Region 7 to log its first case. As a precautionary measure against the spread of the virus, on the second week of March, the mayors of Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu, and Mandaue halted classes in all levels for both private and public schools. Colleges, universities, and other schools, however, were instructed to execute distance education measures. On March 15 the Cebu Province Governor Gwendolyn Garcia issued the fulfillment of a province-wide curfew from 10 in the evening to 5 in the morning the following day. The governor also issued that the Mactan–Cebu International Airport and the Port of Cebu would suspend all arrivals and departures of domestic passenger travel, effective March 17. On March 16, following the fulfillment of a general community quarantine (GCQ) in Cebu City, Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella issued an executive order outlawing the sale, distribution, and consumption of alcoholic beverages in all public places. On March 19, Mayor Labella instructed the temporary closure of all sales establishments in Cebu City, including all malls and the Cebu City Sports Complex but excluding establishments providing essential goods and services, until the end of the GCQ. On March 25, the governor of Cebu issued Executive Order No. 5-N placing the all province under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) from March 27. Bayanihan Cebu PH which is a private group lodged quarantine facilities known as Bayanihan Field Centers for COVID-19 patients in Cebu which are to be operated by the Central Visayas field office of the Department of Health. Starting on the month of August 2020, cutbacks have been modified and Cebu has been designated as modified general community quarantine (MGCQ).

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Local and Foreign Tourists Travel to See the Premier of Cebu

Author: Veronica Sabanillas
Post Date: August 23, 2021
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The island of Cebu which is considered to be warm is located in the center of the Philippine islands. As one of the greatest tourist destinations in the Philippines and is considered to be the world's most commended tourist destinations.

The Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan landed there and reformed the ruler and chiefs to Christianity because he was appealed by the island's area. Magellan was later killed in the island by the natives. Bisected by a range of depressed volcanic hills, the island has little level land except for the Bogo Plain in the far north, which is mainly a economic sugarcane area.

Aside from the large Cebu island, the province also comprised 167 minor islands like Olango, Mactan, Camotes, Malapascua, and the Bantayan Islands. After corn was introduced by the Spaniards to Cebu, it because the pioneer island to fertilize corn on a broad basis.

Talisay City, Danao City, Lapu-Lapu City, Toledo City, and Mandaue City are the major areas aside to Cebu City.

When a wicked tropical cyclone, Super Typhoon Haiyan, that swept through the central Philippines in early November 2013 some areas in northern Cebu were severly blemished. In February 2012 Cebu island experienced the shaking of magnitude 6.7 earthquake on the neighboring island of Negros and was one of the mightiest quake in the area for 90 years. In October 2013, Bohol and Cebu were hit by wicked 7.2 magnitude earthquake which left more than 100 dead and collapsed some buildings, including 5 ancient churches. For the Central Visayas which Cebu is located, the people is abundantly teen with about 37 percent of its population below 10 years old. The Cebuano language is articulated in Cebu, as well as in most areas of the Visayas, including Bohol. Cebu has some of the greatest beaches in the country and it is also home to a variety of ancient, religious, and cultural sites that you can go to in Cebu City tours. The majority of its population are Roman Catholic followed by more than 90% of Cebuanos and there are also worshipers of Islam, Buddhism, Iglesia Filipina Independiente, and Hinduism. The wooden image of Santo Niño de Cebú, the oldest Christian image in the Philippines, is venerated and dedicated at the Basilica of Santo Niño. The wooden statue of the Santo Niño was donated to the wife of the Rajah of Cebu by the Portuguese explorer Magellan according to the historical documents. The friendship is often exhibited in Cebu's cultural event, the Sinulog where street parades and deafining drum beats preceded by a Christian Mass is celebrated every third Sunday of January. The high school stage takes six years, from Grades 7 through to 12, taken after doing from elementary school which starts from Grades 1 to 6. Cebu has eleven major universities each with a number of college branches predominantly throughout the capital, Cebu City, and more than a dozen other schools and universities practicing in various courses. If you are planning to go to Cebu to do water activities or go to beaches, the best time to go would be from January to April. During these months, there is low chance of rain and the weather would not be too hot.

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The Finest Spots of Cebu as Described by Tourist Visitors

Author: Jerry Labella
Post Date: August 23, 2021
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Situated in the center of the Philippine islands lies the island of Cebu which is considered to be warm. As one of the premier tourist destinations in the Philippines and is considered to be the world's most suggested tourist destinations. The Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan landed there and converted the ruler and chiefs to Christianity because he was appealed by the island's position. The locals in the island later on killed Magellan.

Bisected by a range of not high volcanic hills, the island has little level land except for the Bogo Plain in the far north, which is mainly a financial sugarcane area. The province consists of Cebu Island, as well as 167 minor islands, which include Malapascua, Olango, Mactan, Camotes, and the Bantayan Islands. Cebu was probably the prime island to fertilize corn on a boundless basis after that plant’s introduction by the Spaniards. Talisay City, Danao City, Lapu-Lapu City, Toledo City, and Mandaue City are the extensive settlements aside to Cebu City.

Some settlements in northern Cebu were extremely devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan, a strong tropical cyclone that swept through the central Philippines in early November 2013. In February 2012 Cebu island experienced the vibrations of magnitude 6.7 earthquake on the neighboring island of Negros and was one of the mightiest quake in the area for 90 years. Bohol and Cebu were hit by strong 7.2 magnitude earthquake which left more than 100 dead and destroyed some buildings, including 5 ancient churches in October 2012. The citizens of the Central Visayas is widely adolescent with about 37 percent of its population below 10 years old. The language spoken in Cebu is Cebuano which is also the same in major areas of the Visayas including Bohol. Cebu is home to a variety of ancient, religious, and cultural sites that you can stay at in Cebu City tours and it has also some of the premier beaches in the country. The bulk of its population are Roman Catholic followed by more than 90% of Cebuanos and there are also followers of Islam, Buddhism, Iglesia Filipina Independiente, and Hinduism. Venerated and dedicated at the Basilica of Santo Niño is the wooden image of Santo Niño de Cebú, the oldest Christian image in the Philippines. The wooden statue of the Santo Niño was gifted to the wife of the Rajah of Cebu by the Portuguese explorer Magellan according to the historical documents. The friendship is often exhibited in Cebu's cultural celebration, the Sinulog where street parades and extravagant drum beats preceded by a Christian Mass is celebrated every third Sunday of January. The Philippine elementary school starts from Grades 1 to 6 while the high school stage takes six years, from Grades 7 through to 12, taken after accomplishing from elementary school. Cebu has eleven extensive universities each with a number of college branches predominantly throughout the capital, Cebu City, and more than a dozen other schools and universities practicing in various courses. If you are planning to stay at Cebu to do water activities or go to beaches, the best time to go would be from January to April. During these months, there is low chance of rain and the weather would not be too hot.

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Government Officials of Cebu Says the Rate of COVID 19 is Alarming

Author: Christopher Chiong
Post Date: August 22, 2021
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The Covid 19 pandemic in Region 7 is a part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The virus arrived Central Visayas on February 5, 2020, when the first patient of the disease was established in Bohol. The first two established cases in the Philippines were Chinese tourists admitted in a hospital in Metro Manila both who had traveled to Cebu and Dumaguete. The first established case in Region 7, and the third case confirmed in the Philippines, was confirmed on February 5, 2020. The patient was a 60 year old woman who have already cured from the disease at the time of the announcement and was allowed to return to China on January 31st. Samples obtained from the patient on January 24 tested negative for Covid 19 but during the second testing produced tested positive for the virus. After March and during early April, there have been climbing number of cases in the island of Cebu. There were also climbing number of cases in government jails. Cebu City for a short time became the city in the country with the largest number of Covid 19 cases on May 10 with 1,571 cases, exceeding Quezon City which had 1,558 cases at the time. An Overseas Filipino Worker repatriated from overseas to the province oh Bohol become its second established case on May 13 after a few months of no cases.

The province of Siquijor became the final province in Region 7 to register its first case in which its first two cases that of returnees from Metro Manila was declared on August 2. On the second week of March, the mayors of Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu, and Mandaue ceased classes in all levels for both private and public schools as a preemtive measure against the spread of the virus. Even though with the class suspensions, schools, collegs, and universities were still instructed to impose distance education measures. On March 15 the Cebu Province Governor Gwendolyn Garcia declared the enactment of a province-wide curfew from 10 in the evening to 5 in the morning the following day. The governor also declared that the Mactan–Cebu International Airport and the Port of Cebu would suspend all arrivals and departures of domestic passenger travel, effective March 17. Following the enactment of a general community quarantine (GCQ) in Cebu City on March 16, Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella declared an executive order disallowing the distribution, sale, and consumption of alcoholic beverages in all areas. On March 19, Mayor Labella instructed the provisional closure of all private establishments in Cebu City, including all malls and the Cebu City Sports Complex but excluding establishments providing necessary goods and services, until the end of the GCQ. The governor of Cebu announced and declared Executive Order No. 5-N on March 25 which places the all province under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) from March 27. Bayanihan Cebu PH which is a private organization instated quarantine facilities known as Bayanihan Field Centers for COVID-19 patients in Cebu which are to be run by the Central Visayas field office of the Department of Health. Starting on the month of August 2020, curtailments have been eased and Cebu has been considered as modified general community quarantine (MGCQ).

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