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How Cebu Managed To be the Best Tourist Destination in the Philippines

Author: Veronica Sabanillas
Post Date: June 14, 2021
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The island of Cebu which is considered to be tropical is situated in the midway of the Philippine islands. 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 indoctrinated the ruler and chiefs to Christianity because he was appealed by the island's section. Magellan was later slayed in the island by the natives. 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 little volcanic hills. The province made of of Cebu Island, as well as 167 smaller islands, which include Malapascua, Olango, Mactan, Camotes, and the Bantayan Islands. Cebu was probably the leading island to manage corn on a widespread basis after that plant’s introduction by the Spaniards. Aside to Cebu City, the extensive locations 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 locations in northern Cebu were extensively blemished. One of the largest quake in the area for 90 years was in February 2012 Cebu island sensed 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 devastated some buildings, including 5 old churches. The locals of the Central Visayas is principally youth with about 37 percent of its population below 10 years old. The Cebuano language is articulated in Cebu, as well as in large 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 visit in Cebu City tours. There are also devotees 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 revered at the Basilica of Santo Niño.

According the historical documents, the wooden statue of the Santo Niño was donated to the wife of the Rajah of Cebu by the Portuguese explorer Magellan. The friendship is often shown in Cebu's cultural celebration, 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 accomplishing from elementary school which commences from Grades 1 to 6. There are more than a dozen other schools and universities specializing in various courses in Cebu including eleven extensive universities each with a number of college branches mostly 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. During these months, there is minor chance of rain and the weather would not be too hot.

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

Author: Jeg Cadayona
Post Date: June 13, 2021
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Caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the Coronavirus 19 pandemic in Central Visayas which is a chunk of the global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019. The virus started Central Visayas on February 5, 2020, when the first patient of the disease was confirmed in Bohol. The first two confirmed 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 confirmed case in Region 7.

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. Samples obtained from the patient on January 24 tested negative for Coronavirus 19 but during the second testing formed 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. By May 10, Cebu City for a short time became the city in the country with the most number of Coronavirus 19 cases exceeding Quezon City which had 1,558 cases at the time. After a few months of no cases, Bohol confirmed 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 signed on August 2. 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 suspended classes in all levels for both private and public schools. Even though with the class suspensions, schools, collegs, and universities were still directed to fulfill distance education measures. Cebu Province Governor Gwendolyn Garcia signed the execution 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 signed by the governor effective March 17 Following the execution of a general community quarantine (GCQ) in Cebu City on March 16, Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella signed an executive order prohibiting the distribution, sale, and consumption of alcoholic beverages in all areas.

Mayor Labella directed 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 dispensing necessary goods and services, until the end of the GCQ. On March 25, the governor of Cebu signed Executive Order No. 5-N placing the entire province under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) from March 27. Bayanihan Cebu PH which is a private group established quarantine facilities known as Bayanihan Field Centers for COVID-19 patients in Cebu which are to be plied by the Central Visayas field office of the Department of Health. The curtailments have been loosened starting on the month of August 2020 and Cebu has been considered as modified general community quarantine (MGCQ).

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The Foremost Tourist Spots in Cebu

Author: Christopher Chiong
Post Date: June 13, 2021
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Situated in the center of the Philippine islands lies the island of Cebu which is considered to be tropical. It has become the top province in the Philippines and one of the most recommended tourist destinations in the world. The Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan landed there and changed the ruler and chiefs to Christianity because he was appealed by the island's point. Later on, Magellan was assasinated by the natives in the island. The island has limited level land except for the Bogo Plain in the far north, which is mainly a financial sugarcane area and is bisected by a range of little volcanic hills. The province constitute of Cebu Island, as well as 167 miniscule islands, which include Malapascua, Olango, Mactan, Camotes, and the Bantayan Islands. After corn was introduced by the Spaniards to Cebu, it because the prime island to breed corn on a boundless basis. Talisay City, Danao City, Lapu-Lapu City, Toledo City, and Mandaue City are the extensive locations aside to Cebu City.

When a powerful tropical cyclone, Super Typhoon Haiyan, that swept through the central Philippines in early November 2013 some locations in northern Cebu were extremely destroyed. In February 2012 Cebu island sensed the quaking 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 ancient churches in October 2012.

The citizens of the Central Visayas is principally teen with about 37 percent of its population below 10 years old. The Cebuano language is articulated in Cebu, as well as in large areas of the Visayas, including Bohol. Cebu is home to a variety of ancient, religious, and cultural sites that you can travel in Cebu City tours and it has also some of the top beaches in the country. There are also devotees 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. 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 gifted to the wife of the Rajah of Cebu by the Portuguese explorer Magellan. The Sinulog where street parades and resounding drum beats preceded by a Christian Mass is celebrated every third Sunday of January is exhibited in Cebu's cultural celebration. The high school stage takes six years, from Grades 7 through to 12, taken after accomplishing from elementary school which commences from Grades 1 to 6. Cebu has eleven extensive universities each with a number of college branches mostly throughout the capital, Cebu City, and more than a dozen other schools and universities practicing in various courses. The best time to go to Cebu would be from January to April if you are planning to travel to do water activities or go to beaches. The weather is not too hot and there is minor chance of rain during this time.

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COVID 19 in Cebu is Distressing

Author: Jerry Labella
Post Date: June 12, 2021
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The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic which has spread all over the world including in Central Visayas 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 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 cured 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 assembled tested positive for the virus. During the month of April 2020, there have been rising number of cases in Cebu. There were also rising 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 SARS-CoV-2 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. Siquijor's first two cases that of returnees from Metro Manila was declared on August 2 in which the province of Siquijor became the last province in Region 7 to log its first case. 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 stopped classes in all levels for both private and public schools. Colleges, universities, and other schools, however, were ruled to fulfill distance education measures. On March 15 the Cebu Province Governor Gwendolyn Garcia declared the fulfillment 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 declared by the governor effective March 17 Following the fulfillment of a general community quarantine (GCQ) in Cebu City on March 16, Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella declared an executive order outlawing the distribution, sale, and consumption of alcoholic beverages in all areas. On March 19, Mayor Labella ruled the temporary closure of all commercial establishments in Cebu City, including all malls and the Cebu City Sports Complex but excluding establishments bestowing important goods and services, until the end of the GCQ. On March 25, the governor of Cebu declared Executive Order No. 5-N placing the whole province under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) from March 27. Bayanihan Cebu PH which is a private initiative established 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 restrictions have been lightened starting on the month of August 2020 and Cebu has been considered as modified general community quarantine (MGCQ).

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Local and Foreign Tourists Travel to See the Greatest of Cebu

Author: Veronica Sabanillas
Post Date: June 12, 2021
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In the center of the Philippine archipelago is the temperate island of Cebu. As one of the greatest tourist destinations in the Philippines and is considered to be the world's most commended tourist destinations. Appealed by the island’s area, the Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan landed there and converted the ruler and chiefs to Christianity. Magellan was later murdered in the island by the locals. The island has little level land except for the Bogo Plain in the far north, which is mainly a economic sugarcane area and is bisected by a range of not high volcanic hills. The province comprised of Cebu Island, as well as 167 lesser area islands, which include Malapascua, Olango, Mactan, Camotes, and the Bantayan Islands. Cebu was probably the prime island to crop corn on a widely basis after that plant’s introduction by the Spaniards. Aside to Cebu City, the primary settlements 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 settlements in northern Cebu were extensively blemished. One of the largest quake in the area for 90 years was in February 2012 Cebu island sensed the quaking of magnitude 6.7 earthquake on the neighboring island of Negros. 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. The people of the Central Visayas is widely 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 main areas of the Visayas including Bohol. Cebu is home to a variety of historical, religious, and cultural sites that you can travel in Cebu City tours and it has also some of the greatest beaches in the country. The superior of its population are Roman Catholic followed by more than 90% of Cebuanos and there are also devotees 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. 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 Sinulog where street parades and heavy drum beats preceded by a Christian Mass is celebrated every third Sunday of January is shown in Cebu's cultural performance. The high school stage takes six years, from Grades 7 through to 12, taken after ending from elementary school which starts from Grades 1 to 6.

Cebu has eleven primary universities each with a number of college branches usually throughout the capital, Cebu City, and more than a dozen other schools and universities developing in various courses. The best time to go to Cebu would be from January to April if you are planning to travel 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 few chance of rain.

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Can Schools Teach the Aged Handwriting System Baybayin

Author: Christopher Chiong
Post Date: June 11, 2021
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Baybayin is an old writing system that was used way back in the Philippines. 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 reveal Baybayin as the national writing system of the country. The measure seeks to reveal Baybayin as the Philippines’ national writing system, generating greater recognition on the script. In the Tagalog language, 'baybayín' means to write or spell. From the material that is available, 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 arrived what we know today as the Philippines, it seems clear that the Luzon and Palawan classes 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 called 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 earliest printed book in a Philippine language, featuring both Tagalog in Baybayin and rendered into Latin script. Baybayin was acclaimed by the Spanish priest Pedro Chirino in 1604 and Antonio de Morga in 1609 to be described by Filipinos, and was generally used for personal writings, poetry, etc. There were datus from the 1590s who could not inscribe affidavits or oaths, and witnesses who could not sign land deeds in the 1620s descibed by to William Henry Scott. Eventually Baybayin fell out of use in much of the Philippines because of the doubt over vowels (i/e and o/u) and final consonants, missing letters for Spanish sounds and the stature of Spanish culture and writing may have contributed to the demise of Baybayin over time. The incompleteness of pre-Hispanic specimens of usage of the Baybayin script has led to a common missapprehension 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 examples of ancient Filipinos writing on scrolls, is because they wrote on perishable materials such as leaves and bamboo. The only surviving current scripts that constructed directly 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.

The people who typically use Baybayin are Tagalog and a fewer extent Kapampangan speaking areas. The writing tools used to write Baybayin were called panulat and it is usually recorded upon palm leaves upon bamboo with knives. Some Filipinos began keeping data 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 created and updated last August 1, 2019. It is also attainable to type Baybayin directly from the keyboard without the need to use online typepads.

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Baybayin: An Aged Script from the Philippines

Author: Jerry Labella
Post Date: June 11, 2021
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The Philippines, many years ago, has an early writing system called Baybayin. It was comprehensively used in Luzon and other parts of the Philippines during the 16th and 17th centuries. The House of Representatives approved a bill that would proclaim Baybayin as the national writing system of the Philippines in 2018.

This bill will proclaim Baybayin as the country's national writing system which will generate understanding 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 notes that is obtainable and it is clear that Baybayin was used in Luzon, Panay, Leyte and Iloilo. Way before the Spaniards got a hand of what we know today as the Philippines, it seems direct that the Luzon and Palawan varieties started to develop in different ways during the 1500s. The regions that has used Baybayin the first in the Philippines are the islands of Luzon and Palawan. Baybayin has been called Badlit, Kudlit-kabadlit for the Visayans, Kurditan, Kur-itan for the Ilocanos, and Basahan for the Bicolanos in current times. The first printed book in a Philippine language, featuring both Tagalog in Baybayin and rewritten into Latin script, is the 1593 Doctrina Christiana en Lengua Española y Tagala. Baybayin was generally used for personal writings, poetry, etc. which was acclaimed 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 write affidavits or oaths, and witnesses who could not sign land deeds in the 1620s according to William Henry Scott. Eventually Baybayin fell out of use in much of the Philippines because of the scepticism over vowels (i/e and o/u) and final consonants, lacking letters for Spanish sounds and the status 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 usual missapprehension that fanatical Spanish priests must have burned or destroyed massive amounts of native documents.

The most likely reason why no pre-Hispanic documents existed, according to scholar Paul Morrow who also noted that there are no recorded examples of ancient Filipinos writing on scrolls, is because they wrote on decayable materials such as leaves and bamboo. The only surviving current scripts that based directly from the primary 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 marginally extent Kapampangan speaking areas. The writing tools used to write Baybayin were called panulat and it is usually recorded upon palm leaves upon bamboo with knives. Some Filipinos instituted keeping papers 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 developed and updated last August 1, 2019. Without the use of online typepads, it is also feasible to type Baybayin directly from the keyboard.

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Covid 19 in Cebu is Alarming

Author: Jerry Labella
Post Date: June 10, 2021
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The Covid 19 pandemic in Region 7 is a portion of the global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The first case of the disease was proved in Bohol for the Central Visayas which arrived on February 5, 2020.

Two Chinese tourists admitted in a hospital in Metro Manila both who had travel history to Dumaguete and Cebu were the first two proved cases in the Philippines. The third case confirmed in the Philippines, was confirmed on February 5, 2020 which was also the first proved case in Region 7. The patient was a 60 year old woman who have already recuperated from the disease at the time of the announcement and was allowed to return to China on January 31st. The first sample obtained from the patient on January 24 tested negative for Covid 19 but the second tests assembled tested positive for the virus. After March and during early April, there have been escalating number of cases in the island of Cebu. Govnerment jails also saw escalating number of cases. Cebu City for a short time became the city in the country with the biggest 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 abroad to the province oh Bohol become its second proved case on May 13 after a few months of no cases.

The province of Siquijor became the final province in Region 7 to record its first case in which its first two cases that of returnees from Metro Manila was issued on August 2. As a preventative 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 commanded 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 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. 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 commanded 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 essential 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 whole province under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) from March 27. Bayanihan Cebu PH which is a private organization lodged 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 relaxed and Cebu has been tagged as modified general community quarantine (MGCQ).

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Baybayin: An Early Text not Taught in the Philippines

Author: Jeg Cadayona
Post Date: June 10, 2021
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During the early times of the Philippines, an old writing system was used by its people The people from Luzon extensively used this language during the 16th and 17th centuries. In 2018, the Philippine House of Representatives approved a bill that would declare Baybayin as the national writing system of the country. This bill will declare Baybayin as the country's national writing system which will generate consciousness to the script. The word 'baybayín' means to spell or write in Tagalog language. From the material that is accessible, 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 understandable that the Luzon and Palawan variations started to develop in different ways during the 1500s. This puts Luzon and Palawan islands as the first regions where Baybayin was and is used in the Philippines. Baybayin has been denoted Badlit, Kudlit-kabadlit for the Visayans, Kurditan, Kur-itan for the Ilocanos, and Basahan for the Bicolanos in recent times. The 1593 Doctrina Christiana en Lengua Española y Tagala, the first printed book in a Philippine language, featuring both Tagalog in Baybayin and transliterated into Latin script. Baybayin was generally used for personal writings, poetry, etc. which was acclaimed by the Spanish priest Pedro Chirino in 1604 and Antonio de Morga in 1609 to be defined by most Filipinos.

There were datus from the 1590s who could not write affidavits or oaths, and witnesses who could not sign land deeds in the 1620s according 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, missing letters for Spanish sounds and the fame 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 ordinary misconstruction that fanatical Spanish priests must have burned or destroyed massive amounts of native documents. The most likely reason why no pre-Hispanic documents lived, according to scholar Paul Morrow who also noted that there are no noted instances of ancient Filipinos writing on scrolls, is because they wrote on biodegradable materials such as leaves and bamboo. The only surviving recent scripts that based directly from the indigenous 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 fewer extent Kapampangan speaking areas. The writing tools used to write Baybayin were called panulat and it is usually noted upon palm leaves upon bamboo with knives.

Filipinos would sometimes write down lessons taught in church and some instituted keeping writings of their property and financial transactions 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 Government Officials Says SARS-CoV-2 is Frightening

Author: Jerry Labella
Post Date: June 09, 2021
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The Covid 19 pandemic in Region 7 is a chunk of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The virus began Central Visayas on February 5, 2020, when the first patient of the disease was proved in Bohol. The first two proved cases in the Philippines were Chinese tourists admitted in a hospital in Metro Manila both who had traveled to Cebu and Dumaguete. The first proved 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. Samples obtained from the patient on January 24 tested negative for Covid 19 but during the second testing conducted tested positive for the virus. After March and during early April, there have been growing number of cases in the island of Cebu. There were also growing number of cases in government jails. By May 10, Cebu City for a short time became the city in the country with the biggest number of Covid 19 cases surpassing Quezon City which had 1,558 cases at the time. An Overseas Filipino Worker repatriated from outside the country to the province oh Bohol become its second proved case on May 13 after a few months of no cases. Siquijor's first two cases that of returnees from Metro Manila was signed on August 2 in which the province of Siquijor became the final province in Region 7 to register its first case. 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 preventative measure against the spread of the virus. Even though with the class suspensions, schools, collegs, and universities were still ordered to execute distance education measures. Cebu Province Governor Gwendolyn Garcia signed the enactment of a province-wide curfew from 10 in the evening to 5 in the morning the following day on March 15. The governor also signed 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 signed an executive order outlawing the distribution, sale, and consumption of alcoholic beverages in all areas.

On March 19, Mayor Labella ordered the temporary closure of all commercial establishments in Cebu City, including all malls and the Cebu City Sports Complex but excluding establishments issuing essential goods and services, until the end of the GCQ. The governor of Cebu announced and signed 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 operation positioned quarantine facilities known as Bayanihan Field Centers for COVID-19 patients in Cebu which are to be controlled by the Central Visayas field office of the Department of Health.

Cebu has been categorized as modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) on the month of August 2020 so the limitations have been eased.

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Lost Old Handwriting System from the Philippines: The Baybayin

Author: Christopher Chiong
Post Date: June 09, 2021
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The Philippines, many years ago, has an ancient writing system called Baybayin. The people from Luzon widely used this language during the 16th and 17th centuries. In 2018, the Philippine House of Representatives approved a bill that would state Baybayin as the national writing system of the country.

The measure seeks to state Baybayin as the Philippines’ national writing system, generating greater recognition on the script. The term 'baybayín' is described as 'to write' or 'to spell (syllabize)' in Tagalog. From the material that is obtainable, 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 conquered what we know today as the Philippines, it seems understandable that the Luzon and Palawan varieties 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. In current times, Baybayin has been labelled Badlit, Kudlit-kabadlit for the Visayans, Kurditan, Kur-itan for the Ilocanos, and Basahan for the Bicolanos.

The 1593 Doctrina Christiana en Lengua Española y Tagala, the oldest printed book in a Philippine language, depicting both Tagalog in Baybayin and rewritten into Latin script. Baybayin was generally used for intimate writings, poetry, etc. which was acclaimed by the Spanish priest Pedro Chirino in 1604 and Antonio de Morga in 1609 to be known by most Filipinos. But, descibed by to William Henry Scott, there were datus from the 1590s who could not sign affidavits or oaths, and witnesses who could not sign land deeds in the 1620s. The hesitation over vowels (i/e and o/u) and final consonants, missing letters for Spanish sounds and the stature 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. Because there's incompleteness of pre-Hispanic specimens of usage of the Baybayin script has led to a familiar 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 cases of ancient Filipinos writing on scrolls, and that the most likely reason why no pre-Hispanic documents survived is because they wrote on decomposable materials such as leaves and bamboo. The only surviving current scripts that established directly from the indigenous Baybayin script through natural development are the Tagbanwa script passed on 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.

The writing tools used to write Baybayin were called panulat and it is usually recorded upon palm leaves upon bamboo with knives. Filipinos would sometimes write down lessons taught in church and some started keeping records of their property and financial transactions all in Baybayin. The virtual keyboard app Gboard programmed by Google for iOS and Android mobile devices was updated on August 1, 2019 It is also feasible to type Baybayin directly from the keyboard without the need to use online typepads.

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Coronavirus 19 in the Island of Cebu is as Upsetting as Other Provinces

Author: Jeg Cadayona
Post Date: June 08, 2021
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The COVID 19 pandemic which has spread all over the world including in Central Visayas is a fraction of the international pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The virus began Central Visayas on February 5, 2020, when the first patient of the disease was recorded in Bohol. The first two recorded 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 recorded 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.

The first sample obtained from the patient on January 24 tested negative for COVID 19 but the second tests shaped tested positive for the virus. After March and during early April, there have been growing number of cases in the island of Cebu. Govnerment jails also saw growing number of cases. Cebu City for a short time became the city in the country with the biggest 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 abroad to the province oh Bohol become its second recorded case on May 13 after a few months of no cases. The province of Siquijor became the last province in Region 7 to list its first case in which its first two cases that of returnees from Metro Manila was signed on August 2. 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 suspended classes in all levels for both private and public schools. Colleges, universities, and other schools, however, were decreed to impose distance education measures.

On March 15 the Cebu Province Governor Gwendolyn Garcia signed the implementation of a province-wide curfew from 10 in the evening to 5 in the morning the following day. The governor also signed 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 implementation of a general community quarantine (GCQ) in Cebu City on March 16, Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella signed an executive order outlawing the distribution, sale, and consumption of alcoholic beverages in all areas. On March 19, Mayor Labella decreed the temporary closure of all sales establishments in Cebu City, including all malls and the Cebu City Sports Complex but excluding establishments giving vital goods and services, until the end of the GCQ.

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

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Cebu as one of the Leading Tourist Destinations in the Philippines

Author: Christopher Chiong
Post Date: June 08, 2021
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Situated in the middle of the Philippine islands lies the island of Cebu which is considered to be tropical. As one of the greatest tourist destinations in the Philippines and is considered to be the world's most approved tourist destinations. Appealed by the island’s location, the Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan landed there and changed the ruler and chiefs to Christianity. Sadly, Magellan was slayed by the inhabitants of the island. Bisected by a range of not high volcanic hills, the island has meager level land except for the Bogo Plain in the far north, which is mainly a market sugarcane area. 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 first island to breed corn on a widespread basis. Talisay City, Danao City, Lapu-Lapu City, Toledo City, and Mandaue City are the big settlements aside to Cebu City. Some settlements in northern Cebu were extremely destroyed by Super Typhoon Haiyan, a mighty 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 perceived the shaking of magnitude 6.7 earthquake on the neighboring island of Negros. In October 2013, Bohol and Cebu were hit by mighty 7.2 magnitude earthquake which left more than 100 dead and demolished some buildings, including 5 old churches. For the Central Visayas which Cebu is located, the locals is predominantly teen with about 37 percent of its population below 10 years old.

The Cebuano language is spoken in Cebu, as well as in large 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 old, religious, and cultural sites that you can visit 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. The wooden image of Santo Niño de Cebú, the oldest Christian image in the Philippines, is venerated and revered at the Basilica of Santo Niño. According the historical documents, the wooden statue of the Santo Niño was gifted to the wife of the Rajah of Cebu by the Portuguese explorer Magellan. The friendship is often shown 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 commences 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. Cebu has eleven big universities each with a number of college branches commonly throughout the capital, Cebu City, and more than a dozen other schools and universities developing in various courses. 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. During these months, there is minor chance of rain and the weather would not be too hot.

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Can Schools Teach the Ancient Handwriting System Baybayin

Author: Veronica Sabanillas
Post Date: June 07, 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 widely used this language during the 16th and 17th centuries. In 2018, the Philippine House of Representatives approved a bill that would state Baybayin as the national writing system of the country. This bill will state Baybayin as the country's national writing system which will generate awareness 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 data that is at hand 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 arrived the Philippines.

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 current times. The earliest printed book in a Philippine language, describing both Tagalog in Baybayin and rendered into Latin script, is the 1593 Doctrina Christiana en Lengua Española y Tagala. Baybayin was generally used for personal writings, poetry, etc. which was regarded by the Spanish priest Pedro Chirino in 1604 and Antonio de Morga in 1609 to be known by most Filipinos. There were datus from the 1590s who could not inscribe affidavits or oaths, and witnesses who could not sign land deeds in the 1620s defined by to William Henry Scott. Eventually Baybayin fell out of use in much of the Philippines because of the uncertainty over vowels (i/e and o/u) and final consonants, lost letters for Spanish sounds and the honor of Spanish culture and writing may have contributed to the demise of Baybayin over time. Because there's inadequateness of pre-Hispanic specimens of usage of the Baybayin script has led to a habitual misconstruction that fanatical Spanish priests must have burned or destroyed massive amounts of native documents. The most likely reason why no pre-Hispanic documents sustained, according to scholar Paul Morrow who also noted that there are no recorded samples of ancient Filipinos writing on scrolls, is because they wrote on perishable materials such as leaves and bamboo. Scripts that are current and surviving which directly descended from the original 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 historically was used in Tagalog and to a lesser extent Kapampangan speaking areas. The writing tools used to write Baybayin were called panulat and it is usually recorded upon palm leaves upon bamboo with knives. Some Filipinos started 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 viable to type Baybayin directly from the keyboard.

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Possibility of Baybayin, Aged Handwriting System to be Introduced to Schools

Author: Jeg Cadayona
Post Date: June 07, 2021
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Baybayin is an ancient writing system that was used way back in the Philippines. It was amply used in Luzon and other parts of the Philippines during the 16th and 17th centuries. The House of Representatives approved a bill that would proclaim Baybayin as the national writing system of the Philippines in 2018. The measure seeks to proclaim Baybayin as the Philippines’ national writing system, generating greater understanding on the script. The term 'baybayín' is described as 'to write' or 'to spell (syllabize)' in Tagalog.

There is no proof supporting that Baybayin reached Mindanao based from the information that is at hand and it is clear that Baybayin was used in Luzon, Panay, Leyte and Iloilo. It seems direct that the Luzon and Palawan classes have started to develop in different ways in the 1500s, way before the Spaniards got a hand of the Philippines. The regions that has used Baybayin the earliest in the Philippines are the islands of Luzon and Palawan. In recent times, Baybayin has been denoted Badlit, Kudlit-kabadlit for the Visayans, Kurditan, Kur-itan for the Ilocanos, and Basahan for the Bicolanos.

The earliest printed book in a Philippine language, depicting both Tagalog in Baybayin and transliterated into Latin script, is the 1593 Doctrina Christiana en Lengua Española y Tagala. Baybayin was generally used for secret writings, poetry, etc. which was acclaimed by the Spanish priest Pedro Chirino in 1604 and Antonio de Morga in 1609 to be known by most Filipinos.

There were datus from the 1590s who could not inscribe affidavits or oaths, and witnesses who could not sign land deeds in the 1620s descibed by to William Henry Scott. Eventually Baybayin fell out of use in much of the Philippines because of the uncertainty over vowels (i/e and o/u) and final consonants, missing letters for Spanish sounds and the status 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 regular misunderstanding that fanatical Spanish priests must have burned or destroyed massive amounts of native documents. The most likely reason why no pre-Hispanic documents sustained, according to scholar Paul Morrow who also noted that there are no recorded instances of ancient Filipinos writing on scrolls, is because they wrote on perishable materials such as leaves and bamboo. Scripts that are recent and surviving which directly descended from the native Baybayin script through natural development are the Tagbanwa script left on from the Tagbanwa people by the Palawan people and named Ibalnan, the Buhid script and the Hanunóo script in Mindoro.

The people who typically use Baybayin are Tagalog and a lesser extent Kapampangan speaking areas. The writing tools used to write Baybayin were called panulat and it is usually recorded upon palm leaves upon bamboo with knives. Filipinos would sometimes write down lessons taught in church and some began keeping writings of their property and financial transactions all in Baybayin. The virtual keyboard app Gboard programmed by Google for iOS and Android mobile devices was updated on August 1, 2019 It is also possible to type Baybayin straight from the keyboard without the need to use online typepads.

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