Walker Underwear Philippines rips off artists

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I’ve been ripped off again. This time by Walker Underwear from the Philippines. They used my Baybayin font that’s of my personal handwriting their “Extreme Collection:Baybayin”

I noticed it when some celebrity Teejay Marquez posted it on Instagram. I bust my ass traveling the world for free promoting Baybayin and Philippine culture out of my own pocket. This blatant disregard of my work will not be tolerated. I think it’s a great idea for Baybayin underwear but all they had to do was ask.

I’m sure they’ll come back and say our designer did it or it’s the fault of the freelancer. There was no note, we just downloaded it from the internet so we assume it was free. We never heard of you, etc. All lame excuses. If there’s any doubt of the origin of the art, they should know that they have to make an attempt to investigate. In my downloads page, I specifically say that all downloads are for personal use only. The zip file has a text file that also states that the font is for personal use only and has my contact info. Sure, someone could’ve deleted the text file and rezipped it but whoever was in-charge of this project should’ve asked the artist where the art was sourced. Those are questions that need to be asked. Any SMART business would do these things.

My action items:
1) After this post, email Walker wealth_collection@yahoo.com
2) Bring the attention to Walker Underwear on their FB page
3) Bring the attention to Walker Underwear on Twitter twitter.com/WalkerUnderwear
4) Notify the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines via email and their FB page
5) Consult with my business contacts in Manila
6) Consult with Philippine Government contacts in the San Francisco Philippine Consulate
7) As my friends of influence for assistance
8) Ask worldwide community to assist in bringing attention to this matter

What you can do…
1) Post on their FB page
2) Send them a Tweet twitter.com/WalkerUnderwear

I could’ve emailed them 1st but this has gotten out of hand. I understand a small groups of guys and a tshirt company but for a corporation, there’s NO EXCUSE. It’s embarrassing that their line is stated as Pilipino & Proud+.

So at the end of the day, what am I looking for? Is it money? Recognition? Nope, it’s RESPECT FOR ARTISTS! Art makes the world happy, don’t make the world unhappy by forcing artists to quit making art to get a regular job just to make a living. Companies like these are one reason why artists are poor.

This is a bad move for a Philippine company. It make businesses in the US and around the world NOT WANT to do business with a Philippine company due to issues like this.

I demand 1) A public apology and 2) An immediate cease of sales of the underwear or ALL profits go to Gawad Kalinga. Take your pick

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EVENT: UP Diliman – Lecture/Panel discussion 7/25

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I’ll be taking part of a lecture/panel discussion at UP Diliman 7/25. Yeah, I know it’s last minute but that’s how it goes here in the Philippines :)

While the topic isn’t strictly Baybayin, I’ll inject it as much as possible since its about Identity and Culture.

See ya there!

TOPIC: Filipina/o American Identity and Culture: There Is More to Us Than Just The Immigrant Narrative
WHEN: 5:00pm-8:00pm, Wednesday, July 25, 2012
WHERE: GT-Toyota Asian Center Seminar Room, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City

Baybayin documentary filming in the Philippines

I’m currently in the Philippines doing a lectures, art shows, a product launch, research and continuing filming my documentary. I started filming some street scenes around Katipunan, Cubao and Edsa this this week. Interviews will also start this week as well.

There’s a lot more going on in Manila since I was last here in 2010 and to help document those observations on this trip, I’ve setup a blog for BaybayinFilm.com.

 

 

Kulitan Event: Sulat Kapampangan calligraphy

Mike Pangilinan will be giving a presentation on “Baybayin at Kaligrapiyang Pilipino” (focussing on Sulat Kapampangan calligraphy) on the 2nd day of the “Ika-10ng Pambansang BAKAS Seminar-Workshop: “Kasaysayan ng Kapilipinuhan: Bagong Balangkas”, 2012 April 19, 8:30 am at the Don Bosco Technical Institute in Makati, Philippines.

Umaga
8:00-9:00 Pagpapatala
9:00-9:30 Pagbubukas
Panimulang Pagbati
Fr. Anthony Paul Bicomong, SDB
(Rector, Don Bosco Technical Institute, Makati)
Pambungad na Pananalita at Pagpapaliwanag sa Tema
Bb. Rosana Diwa (BAKAS, Inc.)
Pasasalamat sa Ortigas Foundation Library: BAKAS, Inc.
Pagkilala sa mga Delegado, Mga Panuntunan/Paalala
G. Reuben Calabio (Don Bosco Technical Institute, Makati)
9:30-10:20 Pangkalahatang Perspektiba
Dr. Zeus Salazar (Retiradong Propesor, UPDil. & DLSU, Mla)
10:20-10:40 Merienda

I. PAMAYANAN (250,000 BK?– 1588 MK)
10:40-11:10 “Pagkabuo ng Kapuluang Pilipino”
Prop. Edmundo Vargas (NIGS, UP Diliman)
11:10-11:40 “Sinaunang Tao sa Pilipinas:
Homo erectus?; Taong Kalaw; Taong Tabon”
Dr. Armand Mijares (Direktor, UP Archaeological Studies Program)
11:40-12:10 Malayang Talakayan/Pa-“raffle” ng mga aklat atbp.

Hapon
1:00-1:30 “Ang mga Austronesyano: Pinagmulan at Pinaglaganapan”
Prop. Jesus Federico Hernandez
(Departamento ng Lingguwistika, UP Diliman)
1:30-2:00 “Palay-Bigas-Kanin: Ang Kabihasnang Austronesyano sa Pilipinas”
G. Joey Ayala (Bagong Lumad Artists Foundation)
2:00-2:30 Malayang talakayan
2:30-3:00 “Paglaganap, Pamamayan at Pagsasambayanan ng mga
Austronesyano sa Pilipinas: Ang mga Sistemang Ilog ng Kapuluan
(7,000/5,000 B.K.?-1280 M.K.)”
Dr. Zeus Salazar (Retiradong Propesor, UP Dil. & DLSU, Mla)
3:00-3:30 “Sambayanan/Estadong Bayan: Paglaganap ng Islam (1280-1588)”
Dr. Abraham Sakili (Propesor, UP Diliman & Komisyoner, Pambansang
Komisyong Pangkasaysayan — NHCP)
3:30-4:00 Merienda
4:00-5:00 Malayang Talakayan/Pa-“raffle” ng mga aklat atbp.

(PARA SA MGA “IN-HOUSE DELEGATES”):
Pagpapalabas ng mga Pelikula tungkol sa Austroneyano, “Amaya” at iba pa.

Ikalawang Araw (Abril 19, Huwebes)
Umaga (Dalawang Sesyon)
Elementarya/Hayskul
8:00-8:40 Paggawa ng “Lesson Plan” kaugnay ng Proyektong “Palay-Bigas Kanin”
Ms. Pauline Angela Bautista (Bagong Lumad Artists Foundation)
8:40-9:20 “Baybayin at Kaligrapiyang Pilipino”
G. Mike Pangilinan (Pambansang Komisyon para sa Kultura at mga Sining
NCCA)
9:20-9:50 Malayang Talakayan/Pa-“raffle” ng mga aklat atbp.
9:50-10:20 Merienda
10:20-11:00 “Ang Multimedia sa Paaralan”
Ms. Suzette Doctolero (Script Writer, GMA 7 “AMAYA”)
11:00-11:40 “Pagbibilang: Ang Sungka bilang Abakus ng Sinaunang Pilipino”
Dr. Bonifacio Comandante (UP Los Baños)
11:40-12:10 Malayang Talakayan/Pa-“raffle” ng mga aklat atbp.

Kolehiyo/Unibersidad
8:00-8:40 “Arkeolohiya sa Pananaliksik ng Sinaunang Panahon”
Dr. Victor Paz (Dating Director, Archaeological Studies Program, UP Diliman)
8:40-9:20 “Ang Bangka (waka) sa Migrasyong Austronesyano”
Dr. Efren Isorena (Ateneo de Manila University)
9:20-9:50 Malayang Talakayan/Pa-“raffle” ng mga aklat atbp.
9:50-10:20 Merienda
10:20-11:00 “Ang mga Unang Diksyunaryo sa Pagsaliksik sa Sinaunang Pamayanan”
G. Jaime Tiongson (Pila Historical Society Foundation/BAKAS)
11:00-11:40 “Ang mga Anyo ng Sandata ng Pilipinas noong Panahon ng Pamayanan
(7.000/5,000 B.K.? – 1588 M.K.)”
G. Lorenz Lasco (Bahay Saliksikan sa Kasaysayan)
11:40-12:10 Malayang Talakayan/Pa-“raffle” ng mga aklat atbp

I. BAYAN (1588-1913)
Hapon
1:00-1:30 “Krisis ng Pamayanang Pilipino (1588-1663):
Ang Pagkabuo ng Maynila bilang Syudad Kolonyal”
Dr. Nerissa Tantengco (Pamantasang Normal ng Pilipinas,Maynila)
1:30-2:00 “Bayan, Pueblo at Ciudad: Bagong Pamayanan (1663-1745)
sa halimbawa ng Kabisayaan”
Dr. Vicente Villan (Departamento ng Kasaysayan, UP Diliman)
2:00-2:30 Malayang Talakayan/Pa-“raffle” ng mga aklat atbp.
2:30-3:00 “Batayan ng Pagkakaisa (1745-1807)”
Dr. Nilo Ocampo (Departamento ng Filipino at Panitikan ng Pilipinas, UP Diliman)
3:00-3:20 Merienda
3:20-3:50 “Bayang Pilipino: Katutubo at Banyaga (1807-1861)”
Prop. Michael Charleston Chua (DLSU, Maynila)
3:50-4:20 “Inang Bayan at Nación (1861-1913): Sekularisasyon; Propaganda;
Himagsikan/Rebolusyon; Bagong Kolonisasyon”
Prop. Mary Jane Rodriguez-Tatel (Departamento ng Filipino at Panitikan ng Pilipinas,
UP Diliman)
4:20-5:00 Malayang Talakayan/Pa-“raffle” ng mga aklat atbp.

(PARA SA MGA “IN-HOUSE DELEGATES”):
Pagpapalabas ng mga Pelikula: “Sakay,” “Gabriela Silang,” “Bayani,” at Case Unclosed: “Paglilitis ni Bonifacio”

Ikatlong Araw (Abril 20, Biyernes)
Umaga (Dalawang Sesyon)
Elementarya/Hayskul
8:00-9:20 “Naayon pa ba ang UBD sa K to 12 Curriculum?”
Dr. Zenaida Reyes (Dekana, Pamantasang Normal ng Pilipinas, Maynila)
9:20-9:50 Malayang Talakayan/Pa-“raffle” ng mga aklat atbp.
9:50-10:20 Merienda
10:20-10:50 “Ang mga Museo sa Pagtuturo ng Kasaysayan”
G. Timothy James Vitales (Museong Pambansa, Maynila)
10:50-11:30 Pakitang Turo: Aplikasyon ng mga Paksa
G. Sonny Tan (Don Bosco Technical Institute, Makati)
11:30-12:10 Malayang Talakayan/Pa-“raffle” ng mga aklat atbp.

Kolehiyo/Unibersidad
8:00-8:40 “Timawa”
Prop. Nancy Kimuell-Gabriel (Tagapangulo, Departamento ng
Kasaysayan, San Beda College, Mendiola)
8:40-9:20 “Muslim at Lumad sa Panahon ng Pagkabuo ng Bayan”
Dr. Enrico Garcia (Pamantasang Normal ng Pilipinas, Maynila)
9:20-9:50 Malayang Talakayan/Pa-“raffle” ng mga aklat atbp
9:50-10:20 Merienda
10:20-11:00 “Rebelyon ng mga Klerong Pilipino”
Dr. Lars Ubaldo (DLSU, Maynila)
11:00-11:40 “Identidad ng Ilustrado”
Prop. Jonathan Balsamo (Enderun College & Heroes Square) & Prop. Roland Macawili (PUP, San Juan)
11:40-12:10 Malayang Talakayan/Pa-“raffle” ng mga aklat atbp.

II. BANSA (1913-Kasalukuyan)
Hapon
1:00-1:30 “Ang Katiwalian sa Estado:
Mula Kolonyang Amerikano hanggang sa ‘Independensya’”
Prop. Ma. Carmen Peñalosa (Miriam College, Loyola Heights)
1:30-2:00 “Kasaysayan ng Reporma sa Lupa mulang ‘Friar Estates’
(Lupang Prayle) hanggang Kasalukuyan”
Prop. Oscar Evangelista (Palawan State University)
2:00-2:30 Ulat tungkol sa BAKAS Seminar Workshop 2009 “Ang
Bayan sa Ibayong Dagat: OFW, Pamilyang Pilipino at
Katatagang Panlipunan sa Agos ng Kasaysayan ng
Migrasyon”. Pokus sa “Migrasyon ng Akademiko at
Manggagawa: Pagkakaiba ng Interes at Pananaw.”
Dr. Zeus Salazar (Retiradong Propesor, UP Dil. & DLSU, Mla)
2:30-3:00 Malayang Talakayan/Pa-“raffle” ng mga aklat atbp.
3:00-3:20 Merienda
3:20-3:50 “Nasyon at Bansa: Ang Dambuhalang Pagkakahating Pangkalinangan”
Dr. Rhommel Hernandez (DLSU, Maynila)
3:50-4:20 Malayang Talakayan/Pa-“raffle” ng mga aklat atbp.
4:20-5:00 Pagsasara/Pagbubuod/Paggawad ng mga Sertipiko
Gng. Scheherazade Vargas(Departamento ng Kasaysayan, UP
Diliman.)

EVENT: Ka logo hat launching 10/8

ATTENTION PHILIPPINES

My Ka logo hat collaboration with Wipcaps will be launching 10/8 8PM @ Urban Athletics Level 2 Greenbelt 3. Why 8PM, it’s a party…

On top of the crazy party, we have one more treat for you in form of a special drop. As part of the WIP Caps HeadStart series, Urban Athletics will get a HeadStart on the ‘Ka’ release!

Starting this Saturday and for the next 2 weeks, the Christian Cabuay x WIP Caps ‘Ka’ collab will ONLY be available at Urban Athletics before it will be available elsewhere. You too should get a HeadStart and cop the ‘Ka’ cap at Urban Athletics!


FREE GIFT

Buy the hat? Send me a photo of you wearing it at christian@baybayin.com with the subject Ka Wipcaps and I’ll draw you your initials (1st and last name) in Baybayin and send it via email. Limited to 1st 50

Starting this Saturday October 8, WIP will be stocked at Urban Athletics (or uA for short). There are two good reasons why you should make it down to uA this Saturday.

First-up, uA will be kicking-off their in-store party series called Pulse Saturdays. For the first edition of Pulse Saturdays, they are featuring the KINGS ON DECK mixtape by DJ Scratchmark and our boy and WIP flag bearer MC Dash. Some special live performances and lots more cooked-up. So be sure to check it out!

YouLeaD: Overseas Filipino Youth Leadership Summit

I was recently invited to take part of the 3 day Global Overseas Filipino Youth Leadership Summit happening in the Manila, Philippines.

The 3-day Global summit from September 27-29 at the Philippines International Convention Center (PICC) in Manila, Philippines. This is the gathering of 400 overseas Filipinos from various sectors in discussing how to contribute and create development opportunities in the Philippines or abroad in their respective communities.

I would love to go but unfortunately, I cannot make it this year but I WANT TO SPONSOR SOMEONE TO REPRESENT BAYBAYIN. Don’t worry, you won’t be giving any keynote speeches. I’m looking for someone that’s good at networking. If interested to go to this summit, I will take care of all the registration costs for you, a 2,100PHP value.

Requirements:

  • Manila based
  • Must attend all 3 days of the summit
  • Must know basic Baybayin and the role it plays in our cultural redevelopment
  • Promote Baybayin to other attendees when given the chance
  • Send me an overview of the event with photos

Interested? Email me support[at]baybayin.com and tell me why you should be chosen. Deadline for submission is 11:59PM, Friday Sept 9 Philippines time.

More information on the CFO website

1ST PHILIPPINE BAYBAYIN CONFERENCE

Right on the heels of the Ticao Stone conference comes the 1st Philippine Baybayin conference in the Manila area. I know what some of you are thinking – Why are these conferences revolving around unproven Baybayin artifacts? Perhaps it’s need to help market Baybayin to the masses? Besides that, I think it’s an undeniable benefit to have this conference. The dialog has started! Could this be the core group all of you have been asking for who can implement a standard? What do you think?

1ST PHILIPPINE BAYBAYIN CONFERENCE IN ANGONO-BINANGONAN PETROGLYPHS

November 30,2011 @ Thunder Bird Resort Hotel & A-B Petroglyphs, Binangonan, 7am-12nn.
CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
1) To create awareness among Filipinos on the historical and importance of our language, our ancient writing system, the Baybayin.
2) To provide a forum for stakeholders among the academe and other related agencies regarding the relevance of the theory by Dr. Bonifacio Comandante Jr. Baybayin Artifacts for educational purposes.
3) To help boost the tourism not only educational trips but for local guests and foreigners as well.

INVITED RESOURCE SPEAKERS:

HON. LEOPOLDO N. BATAOIL, Baybayin Bill
2nd District of Pangasinan
Author, House Bill No. 4395, An Act Providing the Protection and Conservation of Baybayin and declaring Baybayin as the National Script of the Philippines.

DR. RICARDO NOLASCO , Mother Tongue Based – Multi-Lingual Education
Ph. D. Lingusitics, University of the Philippines
Board Member, Linguistic Society of the Philippines
Komisyon ng Wikang Pilipino
Adviser, Foundation for Worldwide People Power on Mother
Language Education Initiatives

DR. ZEUS SALAZAR, Kamalayang Pilipino sa Angono-Binangonan Petroglyphs
A historian, an anthropologist and the proponent of the Pantayong Pananaw.
He was former chairperson of the University of the Philippines-Diliman Department of History (1987-1989) and a former dean of the university’s College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (1989-1992)

HOWIE SEVERINO, Role of Media in Baybayin Advocacy
Ph.D. Suxxes University, London, UK
MA in Tuft University, Boston USA
Editor-In-Chief, GMA News TV Online

MR. JOSE JAIME “JAY” R. ENAGE, Baybayin to the World
Founding Chairman, Taklobo Baybayin, Baybayin Buhayin, and
Teachers@Work Journey Group International.

MR. JOHN NL. LEYSON, Baybayin Use in Design and Technology
President & CEO, Liquid and Liquid
President, Taklobo Baybayin
Vice President, Baybayin Buhayin

DR. BONIFACIO COMANDANTE, Baybayin Forms of Andres Bonifacio
Ph. D. Anthropology Multi-awarded Marine Biologist, University of the Philippines Professor
Director, Taklobo Baybayin

‎DR. GRACE BARRETO TESORO, What We know about the Angono-Binangonan Petroglyphs
Ph.D. Archaeology, Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge

DR. MARICOR SORIANO, 3-D Imaging of the Angono-Binangonan Petroglyphs
Officer-in-Charge, National Institute of Physics UP Diliman and Deputy Director for Academic Affairs, NIP UP Diliman