Itinaga sa Bato – GMA iWitness


Baybayin was again featured in GMA’s iWitness with Howie Severino featuring the controversial Ticao Stone  aka Rizal Stone. You may remember that a stone was found with Baybayin carved on it. I 1st posted this back in June asking opinions if the stone is real or not.

GMA news is reporting that a stone was found in Masbate with Baybayin. If it turns out to be real, it will be the 1st artifact that clearly has our writing system on it.

Since then, there’s been a lot of back and forth dialog leading to a conference in Masbate on Aug5-6.

Check out the whole episode that aired last night.

The interesting part is when Howie visited the Amaya set and asked Vic Villan, a history professor from UP, if there was a connection with Baybayin and the designs we used on furniture. Check it out at 5:12

It was a good exposure for Baybayin but as you can tell by the teachers who attended a talk, there is some hesitance. After watching it, I wanted more. There needs to be a follow-up. What do you think?

8 thoughts on “Itinaga sa Bato – GMA iWitness

  1. Let’s pray that the baybayin bill becomes a law..from there it would be part of the curicullum and it will be taught in schools and be used as a language..Can’t blame the people they’ve interviewed for being skeptical especially now that even Tagalog is being disregarded by the higher ups of society as useless..only by making it a law would it make sense..and be forced in a way 😄

  2. ahm.. ung cross or x po dun sa baba ng mga alibata ay meron po tlaga.. kunwari un heart na bliktad na may cross o x kung babasahin mo ay b..

  3. ang “cross” o “x” o “plus” ay nagpapahiwatig na ung ksali sya sa baybayin. ang “ba” ay parang heart na baliktad. ang “b” ay parang heart na may “cross” o “x” o “plus sa baba. ang “be at bi” ay parang heart na may tuldok sa taas.. ang “bo at bu” naman ay parang heart na may tuldok sa baba.. kaya hndi po mali ang mga nakasulat dyan.. 

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  5. para po sa akin, maganda po na maipasa ang baybayin bill upang maging law.. isa po itong malaking tulong para sa mga pilipino upang balikan ang kasysayan.. lalo na sa mga estudyante na tulad ko.. ngunit, sa aking palagay, tatahakin ang mahabang proseso para maging ganap na law o batas ito. at kung iisipin at ibabase sa mga kasalukuyang tao sa panahon na ito, iilan na lamang ang may kakayahang makabasa at makapagsulat gamit ang nasabing sistema sa pagsulat. salamat po..

  6. para sa akin ay parang hindi na natin nagagamit o kinikilala kumbaga ang sulating alibata o tinatawag na baybayin….
    at batay naman sa panooring ito ay nakatulong ito sa mga magaaral na madagdagan ang kanilang kaalaman ukol sa ating mga sinaunang panahon…. 

                                                                                    by: micah..

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