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The Best Tourist Spots in Cebu

Author: Veronica Sabanillas
Post Date: October 26, 2021
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In the center of the Philippine archipelago is the tropical island of Cebu. It has become the leading province in the Philippines and one of the most recommended tourist destinations in the world. Appealed by the island’s point, the Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan landed there and transformed the ruler and chiefs to Christianity.

The inhabitants in the island later on assasinated Magellan. Bisected by a range of small volcanic hills, the island has limited level land except for the Bogo Plain in the far north, which is mainly a financial sugarcane area. The province made of 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 key island to crop corn on a broad basis.

Talisay City, Danao City, Lapu-Lapu City, Toledo City, and Mandaue City are the extensive areas aside to Cebu City. Some areas in northern Cebu were severly 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 felt the shaking 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 demolished some buildings, including 5 aged churches in October 2012. The people of the Central Visayas is principally young with about 37 percent of its population below 10 years old. The language communicated 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 aged, religious, and cultural sites that you can travel in Cebu City tours. The bulk 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.

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of the Santo Niño was awarded to the wife of the Rajah of Cebu by the Portuguese explorer Magellan according to the historical documents. The friendship is often shown in Cebu's cultural performance, the Sinulog where street parades and extravagant 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 ending from elementary school which commences from Grades 1 to 6. There are more than a dozen other schools and universities developing in various courses in Cebu including eleven extensive universities each with a number of college branches commonly throughout the capital, Cebu City. If you are planning to travel 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 minor chance of rain and the weather would not be too hot.

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Cebu Government Officials Says COVID 19 is Startling

Author: Christopher Chiong
Post Date: October 25, 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 worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The first case of the disease was established in Bohol for the Central Visayas which arrived on February 5, 2020. 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 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 Covid 19 but during the second testing produced tested positive for the virus. During the month of April 2020, there have been climbing number of cases in Cebu. Govnerment jails also saw climbing 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. Siquijor's first two cases that of returnees from Metro Manila was posted 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 suspended 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 legislated to enact 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 On March 16, following the imposition of a general community quarantine (GCQ) in Cebu City, Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella posted an executive order outlawing the sale, distribution, and consumption of alcoholic beverages in all public places.

On March 19, Mayor Labella legislated the temporary closure of all sales establishments in Cebu City, including all malls and the Cebu City Sports Complex but excluding establishments dispensing necessary 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 whole province under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) from March 27. A private enterprise called Bayanihan Cebu PH has lodged 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.

Starting on the month of August 2020, curtailments have been loosened and Cebu has been tagged as modified general community quarantine (MGCQ).

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How an Old Script, the Baybayin can be Brought Back

Author: Jerry Labella
Post Date: October 25, 2021
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An ancient writing system called the Baybayin was used in the Philippines way back many years ago. The people from Luzon heavily used this language during the 16th and 17th centuries. The House of Representatives approved a bill that would state Baybayin as the national writing system of the Philippines in 2018. The measure seeks to state Baybayin as the Philippines’ national writing system, generating greater understanding on the script. The word 'baybayín' means to spell or write in Tagalog language. From the notes 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. It seems logical that the Luzon and Palawan types have started to develop in different ways in the 1500s, way before the Spaniards came the Philippines. The regions that has used Baybayin the earliest 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 modern times. The earliest printed book in a Philippine language, describing both Tagalog in Baybayin and reworded into Latin script, is the 1593 Doctrina Christiana en Lengua Española y Tagala. 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 secret writings, poetry, etc. But, admitted by to William Henry Scott, there were datus from the 1590s who could not inscribe affidavits or oaths, and witnesses who could not sign land deeds in the 1620s. The confusion 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, as eventually Baybayin fell out of use in much of the Philippines. The 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 scholar Paul Morrow also noted that there are no written 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. Scripts that are modern and surviving which directly built from the original 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 traditionally 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 written upon palm leaves upon bamboo with knives. Some Filipinos started keeping information 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. Without the use of online typepads, it is also achievable to type Baybayin straight from the keyboard.

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Why Cebu is Considered to be the Premier in the Philippines

Author: Jerry Labella
Post Date: October 24, 2021
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Cebu is a temperate island located in the center of the Philippine archipelago. It has become the finest province in the Philippines and one of the most commended 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 site. Later on, Magellan was murdered by the inhabitants in the island. The island has limited 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 manage corn on a widespread basis after that plant’s introduction by the Spaniards.

Aside to Cebu City, the large locations on Cebu are Talisay City, Danao City, Lapu-Lapu City, Toledo City, and Mandaue 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 severly damaged. One of the mightiest quake in the area for 90 years was in February 2012 Cebu island perceived the tremors 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 devastated some buildings, including 5 historical churches. For the Central Visayas which Cebu is located, the people is abundantly adolescent with about 37 percent of its population below 10 years old. The Cebuano language is communicated in Cebu, as well as in main areas of the Visayas, including Bohol.

Cebu has some of the finest beaches in the country and it is also home to a variety of historical, religious, and cultural sites that you can stay at in Cebu City tours. There are also disciples 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 venerated at the Basilica of Santo Niño.

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 Sinulog where street parades and rambunctious drum beats preceded by a Christian Mass is celebrated every third Sunday of January is shown in Cebu's cultural celebration. 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.

There are more than a dozen other schools and universities practicing in various courses in Cebu including eleven large universities each with a number of college branches oftenly throughout the capital, Cebu City. The best time to go to Cebu would be from January to April if you are planning to stay at to do water activities or go to beaches. 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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How an Early Text, the Baybayin can be Brought Back

Author: Jerry Labella
Post Date: October 24, 2021
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An aged writing system called the Baybayin was used in the Philippines way back many years ago. It was comprehensively 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 consciousness on the script. In the Tagalog language, 'baybayín' means to write or spell. From the data 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 got a hand of what we know today as the Philippines, it seems clear that the Luzon and Palawan types started to develop in different ways during the 1500s. The regions that has used Baybayin the earliest in the Philippines are the islands of Luzon and Palawan. In current times, Baybayin has been defined 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 earliest printed book in a Philippine language, describing both Tagalog in Baybayin and adapted into Latin script.

Baybayin was recognized by the Spanish priest Pedro Chirino in 1604 and Antonio de Morga in 1609 to be known by Filipinos, and was generally used for personal 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 according 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 honor of Spanish culture and writing may have contributed to the demise of Baybayin over time. Because there's absence of pre-Hispanic specimens of usage of the Baybayin script has led to a regular misconstruction 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 cases of ancient Filipinos writing on scrolls, is because they wrote on decayable materials such as leaves and bamboo. Scripts that are current and surviving which directly constructed from the primary 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 usually use Baybayin are Tagalog and a marginally 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 records 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 attainable to type Baybayin straight from the keyboard.

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How an Early Script, the Baybayin can be Brought Back

Author: Christopher Chiong
Post Date: October 23, 2021
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The Philippines, many years ago, has an aged writing system called Baybayin. The people from Luzon broadly used this language during the 16th and 17th centuries. The House of Representatives approved a bill that would reveal Baybayin as the national writing system of the Philippines in 2018. The measure seeks to reveal 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 data that is accessible and it is clear that Baybayin was used in Luzon, Panay, Leyte and Iloilo. Way before the Spaniards conquered what we know today as the Philippines, it seems understandable 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 described Badlit, Kudlit-kabadlit for the Visayans, Kurditan, Kur-itan for the Ilocanos, and Basahan for the Bicolanos in modern times. The earliest printed book in a Philippine language, featuring both Tagalog in Baybayin and translated into Latin script, is the 1593 Doctrina Christiana en Lengua Española y Tagala. Baybayin was noted by the Spanish priest Pedro Chirino in 1604 and Antonio de Morga in 1609 to be named by Filipinos, and was generally used for exclusive writings, poetry, etc. But, according 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. 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 honor 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 misinterpretation that fanatical Spanish priests must have burned or destroyed massive amounts of native documents. The scholar Paul Morrow also noted that there are no written instances of ancient Filipinos writing on scrolls, and that the most likely reason why no pre-Hispanic documents survived is because they wrote on decayable materials such as leaves and bamboo. Scripts that are modern and surviving which directly based from the primary 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 fewer extent Kapampangan speaking areas. The writing tools used to write Baybayin were called panulat and it is usually written upon palm leaves upon bamboo with knives. Some Filipinos instituted keeping evidences 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. Without the use of online typepads, it is also feasible to type Baybayin straight from the keyboard.

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

Author: Christopher Chiong
Post Date: October 23, 2021
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Cebu is a equatorial island situated in the middle of the Philippine archipelago. As one of the finest 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 transformed the ruler and chiefs to Christianity because he was appealed by the island's location. Later on, Magellan was massacred by the locals in the island. The island has few 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 flat 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 first island to manage corn on a common basis after that plant’s introduction by the Spaniards.

Talisay City, Danao City, Lapu-Lapu City, Toledo City, and Mandaue City are the dominant settlements aside to Cebu City.

Some settlements in northern Cebu were badly 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 felt the tremors 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 devastated some buildings, including 5 historical churches in October 2012. The population of the Central Visayas is abundantly youth with about 37 percent of its population below 10 years old.

The language voiced in Cebu is Cebuano which is also the same in large 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 finest beaches in the country.

There are also believers 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. 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 Sinulog where street parades and rambunctious drum beats preceded by a Christian Mass is celebrated every third Sunday of January is shown in Cebu's cultural festivity. The high school stage takes six years, from Grades 7 through to 12, taken after graduating from elementary school which commences from Grades 1 to 6. There are more than a dozen other schools and universities developing in various courses in Cebu including eleven dominant 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 go to to do water activities or go to beaches. 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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Cebu has the Finest Tourist Spots in the Philippines

Author: Jeg Cadayona
Post Date: October 22, 2021
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In the center of the Philippine archipelago is the temperate island of Cebu. It has become the top province in the Philippines and one of the most suggested tourist destinations in the world. Appealed by the island’s site, the Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan landed there and indoctrinated the ruler and chiefs to Christianity. The natives in the island later on slayed Magellan. The island has meager 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 low volcanic hills. The province made of of Cebu Island, as well as 167 lesser area islands, which include Malapascua, Olango, Mactan, Camotes, and the Bantayan Islands. After corn was introduced by the Spaniards to Cebu, it because the initial island to manage corn on a widespread basis. Talisay City, Danao City, Lapu-Lapu City, Toledo City, and Mandaue City are the big locations aside to Cebu City. Some locations in northern Cebu were badly blemished by Super Typhoon Haiyan, a mighty tropical cyclone that swept through the central Philippines in early November 2013. In February 2012 Cebu island perceived 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 mighty 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 predominantly young 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 top beaches in the country and it is also home to a variety of aged, 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 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 blessed 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 Sinulog where street parades and heavy drum beats preceded by a Christian Mass is celebrated every third Sunday of January is advertised 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 commences from Grades 1 to 6. 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.

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

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How an Old Script, the Baybayin can be Brought Back

Author: Jeg Cadayona
Post Date: October 22, 2021
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An old writing system called the Baybayin was used in the Philippines way back many years ago. 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 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 understanding to the script. In the Tagalog language, 'baybayín' means to write or spell. From the facts 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. It seems direct that the Luzon and Palawan variations have started to develop in different ways in the 1500s, way before the Spaniards conquered 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 defined 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 earliest printed book in a Philippine language, featuring both Tagalog in Baybayin and rewritten into Latin script. 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 secret writings, poetry, etc. But, defined 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, lost letters for Spanish sounds and the prestige 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 ordinary misconception 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 occasions of ancient Filipinos writing on scrolls, and that the most likely reason why no pre-Hispanic documents existed is because they wrote on biodegradable materials such as leaves and bamboo. Scripts that are recent and surviving which directly built from the primary 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 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.

Filipinos would sometimes write down lessons taught in church and some started keeping data of their property and financial transactions 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 attainable to type Baybayin straight from the keyboard without the need to use online typepads.

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Can the Old Handwriting System Baybayin be Brought Back to Schools

Author: Christopher Chiong
Post Date: October 21, 2021
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The Philippines, many years ago, has an ancient writing system called Baybayin. It was extensively 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 awareness on the script. In the Tagalog language, 'baybayín' means to write or spell. From the material 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 got a hand of what we know today as the Philippines, it seems coherent 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. In modern times, Baybayin has been denoted Badlit, Kudlit-kabadlit for the Visayans, Kurditan, Kur-itan for the Ilocanos, and Basahan for the Bicolanos. The oldest printed book in a Philippine language, depicting both Tagalog in Baybayin and rendered into Latin script, is the 1593 Doctrina Christiana en Lengua Española y Tagala. 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 secret writings, poetry, etc. But, according to William Henry Scott, there were datus from the 1590s who could not inscribe 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, lacking 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. The 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 noted examples of ancient Filipinos writing on scrolls, is because they wrote on decomposable materials such as leaves and bamboo. Scripts that are modern and surviving which directly established from the original 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 historically use Baybayin are Tagalog and a fewer extent Kapampangan speaking areas.

Usually, Baybayin was noted 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 started 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 Without the use of online typepads, it is also achievable to type Baybayin straight from the keyboard.

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Cebu as Philippines' Top Tourist Destination

Author: Jerry Labella
Post Date: October 21, 2021
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Cebu is a temperate island situated in the center of the Philippine archipelago.

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 changed the ruler and chiefs to Christianity because he was appealed by the island's point. Later on, Magellan was massacred by the locals in the island. Bisected by a range of little volcanic hills, the island has slight 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 smaller 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 harvest corn on a widespread basis.

Aside to Cebu City, the extensive settlements on Cebu are Talisay City, Danao City, Lapu-Lapu City, Toledo City, and Mandaue City. When a wicked tropical cyclone, Super Typhoon Haiyan, that swept through the central Philippines in early November 2013 some settlements in northern Cebu were extensively damaged. In February 2012 Cebu island experienced the tremors 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 wicked 7.2 magnitude earthquake which left more than 100 dead and devastated some buildings, including 5 ancient churches in October 2012. The population of the Central Visayas is generally teen with about 37 percent of its population below 10 years old. The Cebuano language is articulated in Cebu, as well as 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 greatest beaches in the country. The bulk of its population are Roman Catholic followed by more than 90% of Cebuanos and there are also disciples of Islam, Buddhism, Iglesia Filipina Independiente, and Hinduism. Venerated and venerated 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 donated to the wife of the Rajah of Cebu by the Portuguese explorer Magellan. 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 celebration. 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 completing from elementary school. Cebu has eleven extensive 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. 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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Lost Aged Script from the Philippines: The Baybayin

Author: Christopher Chiong
Post Date: October 20, 2021
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Philippines has an old writing system called Baybayin that was used way back many years ago. It was widely used in Luzon and other parts of the Philippines during the 16th and 17th centuries. The House of Representatives approved a bill that would announce Baybayin as the national writing system of the Philippines in 2018. 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. 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 understandable that the Luzon and Palawan variations have started to develop in different ways in the 1500s, way before the Spaniards conquered 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 defined 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 distinguished by the Spanish priest Pedro Chirino in 1604 and Antonio de Morga in 1609 to be named by Filipinos, and was generally used for exclusive writings, poetry, etc. But, descibed by to William Henry Scott, there were datus from the 1590s who could not inscribe affidavits or oaths, and witnesses who could not sign land deeds in the 1620s. 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 reputation 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 misconception 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 sustained is because they wrote on perishable materials such as leaves and bamboo. The only surviving recent scripts that established directly from the first 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 traditionally 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 established keeping evidences 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 feasible to type Baybayin right from the keyboard.

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An Aged Handwriting System, the Baybayin

Author: Christopher Chiong
Post Date: October 20, 2021
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During the early times of the Philippines, an early writing system was used by its people It was widely used in Luzon and other parts of the Philippines during the 16th and 17th centuries. The House of Representatives approved a bill that would reveal Baybayin as the national writing system of the Philippines in 2018. This bill will reveal Baybayin as the country's national writing system which will generate understanding to 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 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 types 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.

In recent times, Baybayin has been described Badlit, Kudlit-kabadlit for the Visayans, Kurditan, Kur-itan for the Ilocanos, and Basahan for the Bicolanos. The first printed book in a Philippine language, displaying both Tagalog in Baybayin and adapted into Latin script, is the 1593 Doctrina Christiana en Lengua Española y Tagala.

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 defined by most Filipinos. But, admitted 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. 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, absent letters for Spanish sounds and the renown of Spanish culture and writing may have contributed to the demise of Baybayin over time. The lacking of pre-Hispanic specimens of usage of the Baybayin script has led to a usual misconception 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 recorded examples of ancient Filipinos writing on scrolls, is because they wrote on biodegradable materials such as leaves and bamboo. The only surviving recent scripts that constructed directly from the first 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. The people who usually use Baybayin are Tagalog and 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 started keeping data of their property and financial transactions, and would write down lessons they were taught in church, all in Baybayin.

The virtual keyboard app Gboard programmed by Google for iOS and Android mobile devices was updated on August 1, 2019 Directly typing Baybayin from the keyboard is also possible without the need to use online typepads.

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Upsetting and Scary are the Top Cebuano Reactions for SARS-CoV-2

Author: Veronica Sabanillas
Post Date: October 19, 2021
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The Covid 19 pandemic in Region 7 is a piece of the international pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The first case of the disease was established in Bohol for the Central Visayas which appeared on February 5, 2020. 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 Covid 19 but the second tests shaped tested positive for the virus. During the month of April 2020, there have been soaring number of cases in Cebu.

There were also soaring number of cases in government jails. 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 outside the country 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 announced on August 2 in which the province of Siquijor became the last province in Region 7 to record 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 suspended classes in all levels for both private and public schools. Colleges, universities, and other schools, however, were required to impose distance education measures.

Cebu Province Governor Gwendolyn Garcia announced 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 announced 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 announced an executive order prohibiting the distribution, sale, and consumption of alcoholic beverages in all areas.

Mayor Labella required the temporary closure of all private establishments in Cebu City on March 19 including all malls and the Cebu City Sports Complex but excluding establishments giving key goods and services, until the end of the GCQ. The governor of Cebu announced and announced 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 driven by the Central Visayas field office of the Department of Health. Cebu has been classed as modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) on the month of August 2020 so the restrictions have been modified.

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COVID-19 in the Island of Cebu is as Unerving as Other Provinces

Author: Christopher Chiong
Post Date: October 19, 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 segment of the international pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019. 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 recovered 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 Coronavirus 19 but the second tests shaped tested positive for the virus. During the month of April 2020, there have been inflating number of cases in Cebu. There were also inflating 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 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 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 account 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 directed to impose distance education measures. 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 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 declared by the governor effective March 17 On March 16, following the enactment of a general community quarantine (GCQ) in Cebu City, Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella declared an executive order prohibiting the sale, distribution, and consumption of alcoholic beverages in all public places. Mayor Labella directed the temporary closure of all trading establishments in Cebu City on March 19 including all malls and the Cebu City Sports Complex but excluding establishments bestowing 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 whole province under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) from March 27. A private firm called Bayanihan Cebu PH has instated 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. Cebu has been classified as modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) on the month of August 2020 so the cutbacks have been relaxed.

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