Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion,
and preservation in the Filipino American
diaspora through art
Kristian ...
My Story
1993

Baybayin Discovery
1995

Philippine Years
2003

Back in America
Identity Crisis
Scripts as Identity
Baybayin in America
3.4 million
Filipinos are the 2nd largest
Asian group in the US
400,000
Nearly half a million are in the
San Francisco, California area
"Ground zero of the Baybayin renaissance began in the San
Francisco Bay Area in the early 1990s" 	

- Ray Haguisan

Artist...
The 90s Fil-Am Baybayin movement aligned with technology
advancements that allowed their voices to be heard outside the
ed...
Maganda Magazine 1995

DJ Lapu Lapu

Joselito Sering
Why Filipinos in the diaspora?
A search for who we are
Western individualism
We can be impractical
Value
Cultural value
Social value
Philippine scripts as

Social Currency
Economic value
Identity

Promotion

K

Preservation
Typical Interest Sequence
Cosmetic

Educational

‣

Gets tattoos

‣

Buys books

‣

Buys shirts

‣

Attends lectures and
w...
Value Circle
Creating

Exchanging

Value

Delivering

Communicating
Our job as culture bearers is to
provide VALUE 

to endangered writing systems
Practitioner

Cosmetic

Value
Educational

Advocate
Value
Art as a 

Promotional Tool
Revival Issues
Cultural Business
Nationalism at the
expense of regional
culture
National
Script Act
of 2011
Bisaya

Tagalog
Ilokano

???
Kapampangan
Filipino
No Standards
Because there are no standards, it can be confusing when trying to
write, read or learn it. !
!

How do we su...
Teachers
Who will teach it to the students? !
Who will teach the teachers? !
Who will create the material?
Philippine Born vs Diaspora
There are some Filipinos living in the Philippines that simply don’t like FilAms, Fil-Cans, no...
Economic Cost
How much will it cost to change signs, systems, create books, train…
Lack of quantifiable data
“You can’t manage what you can’t measure” - Peter Drucker, Management
Consultant.
Living Scripts
Lack of full-time advocates
Practicality
Religion
Errors
slm
Salamat

Connect with me
Baybayin.com

Facebook.com/Baybayin

Twitter.com/Baybayin

Instagram.com/Baybayin

info@bayba...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
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Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
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Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
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Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the filipino american diaspora through art   kristia...
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  1. 1. Philippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the Filipino American diaspora through art Kristian Kabuay Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
 Tokyo, Japan February 28, 2014
  2. 2. My Story
  3. 3. 1993
 Baybayin Discovery
  4. 4. 1995
 Philippine Years
  5. 5. 2003
 Back in America
  6. 6. Identity Crisis
  7. 7. Scripts as Identity
  8. 8. Baybayin in America
  9. 9. 3.4 million Filipinos are the 2nd largest Asian group in the US
  10. 10. 400,000 Nearly half a million are in the San Francisco, California area
  11. 11. "Ground zero of the Baybayin renaissance began in the San Francisco Bay Area in the early 1990s" - Ray Haguisan
 Artist
 MalayaDesigns.net
  12. 12. The 90s Fil-Am Baybayin movement aligned with technology advancements that allowed their voices to be heard outside the educational systems. There were Filams in the national spotlight that increased their pride. It was perfect timing.
  13. 13. Maganda Magazine 1995 DJ Lapu Lapu Joselito Sering
  14. 14. Why Filipinos in the diaspora?
  15. 15. A search for who we are
  16. 16. Western individualism
  17. 17. We can be impractical
  18. 18. Value
  19. 19. Cultural value
  20. 20. Social value
  21. 21. Philippine scripts as
 Social Currency
  22. 22. Economic value
  23. 23. Identity Promotion K Preservation
  24. 24. Typical Interest Sequence Cosmetic Educational ‣ Gets tattoos ‣ Buys books ‣ Buys shirts ‣ Attends lectures and workshops ‣ Buys art ‣ Participates in discussions Commercial Practitioner ‣ Writes the script everyday ‣ Creates art ‣ Community participation Advocate ‣ Community leadership ‣ Conducts lectures ‣ Runs workshops ‣ Has a business ValueWrites books ‣
  25. 25. Value Circle
  26. 26. Creating Exchanging Value Delivering Communicating
  27. 27. Our job as culture bearers is to provide VALUE 
 to endangered writing systems
  28. 28. Practitioner Cosmetic Value Educational Advocate
  29. 29. Value
  30. 30. Art as a 
 Promotional Tool
  31. 31. Revival Issues
  32. 32. Cultural Business
  33. 33. Nationalism at the expense of regional culture
  34. 34. National Script Act of 2011
  35. 35. Bisaya Tagalog Ilokano ??? Kapampangan
  36. 36. Filipino
  37. 37. No Standards Because there are no standards, it can be confusing when trying to write, read or learn it. ! ! How do we support the spelling of foreign words?! ! Who’s qualified to propose these standards? Is it the actual practitioners? Academia? Do we even entertain non-Filipinos?! ! Do we have 2 versions of our writing system?!
  38. 38. Teachers Who will teach it to the students? ! Who will teach the teachers? ! Who will create the material?
  39. 39. Philippine Born vs Diaspora There are some Filipinos living in the Philippines that simply don’t like FilAms, Fil-Cans, non-Filipino, etc. The feeling is that they are not “true” Filipinos” because of language, culture and geographical location.
  40. 40. Economic Cost How much will it cost to change signs, systems, create books, train…
  41. 41. Lack of quantifiable data “You can’t manage what you can’t measure” - Peter Drucker, Management Consultant.
  42. 42. Living Scripts
  43. 43. Lack of full-time advocates
  44. 44. Practicality
  45. 45. Religion
  46. 46. Errors
  47. 47. slm Salamat Connect with me Baybayin.com
 Facebook.com/Baybayin
 Twitter.com/Baybayin
 Instagram.com/Baybayin
 info@baybayin.com

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