PUBLIC HISTORY & ART COURSE

Baybayin Crash Course

Help us keep our national identity and culture alive! Learn the ancient, pre-colonial writing script of the Filipino people in this quick and easy 3-hour crash course.
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Baybayin Crash Course

This amazing experience will arm you with the core foundations of using baybayin in a scientific and historical manner and it’s specifically designed to teach you ancient script as quickly as possible!

Manila For A Day’s baybayin program is based on the first, and earliest, Spanish documents with baybayin translations. To learn baybayin with us is to learn it exactly as the first Spaniards on our shores learned it from our ancestors. It’s the best way to get started before heading to the more complicated variants of our pre-colonial scripts.

What You’ll Learn

This course designed to give you both the theoretical and practical framework to use baybayin as a form of nationalistic and artistic self-expression.

Demystifying Baybayin
The first part of the course is a short discussion on what baybayin actually is and what it isn’t based on factual, researched-back historical information. We demystify baybayin by discovering its origins, its evolution, extinction, and finally its revival.

This segment also talks about the various schools of thought regarding the propagation and practice of baybayin as well as other pre-colonial Philippine scripts.

Baybayin and You
You will learn how to write the baybayin syllabary. Building on the theoretical framework from the previous segment, we walk you through baybayin’s many characters using the Lopez Writing Method.

We use a collection of hands-on approaches in how we teach the practical framework for writing baybayin. We do everything from breaking down each character and writing it with you stroke by stroke, all the way to mentored writing exercises.

Baybayin Personified
In this segment, we teach you the different methods of translating your name to its old Tagalog and baybayin counterpart.

Using the discipline of onomastics, a well-researched reference on your name will be provided to you in this segment of the course. We will guide you through the nuances of finding that spark of inspiration and perhaps rediscovering not just your artistic side, but also your latent Filipino soul!

We are particularly proud of this segment as it not only adds a personalized touch to the course, but also allows you to truly reconnect with the ancient Philippine script.

About the Instructors

To ensure that you get only the highest quality learning experience, all our workshops will have a main facilitator supported by teaching assistants who have all mastered baybayin.

José Alain Austria
Manila For A Day’s Historian-at-Large, Alain has over 20 years of teaching experience in the fields of Philippine and World History with a specialization in historical district studies.

A true renaissance man of dynamic wit and intelligence, Alain is a historian and cultural expert who specializes in local and art history, folk religiosity, and calligraphy. Alain is the perfect mentor to get you started in learning to love baybayin as he has been practicing and mastering the art and science of pre-colonial Philippine scripts since 1999.

Luisito Tayag
Corporate trainer and facilitator. Santo restoration artist. Master Baybayin calligrapher. These are just a few of the hats that Luisito wears on a daily basis when he’s not busy navigating across cultures and guiding for Manila For A Day.

Luisito uses his extensive experience in organizational development and training to help you learn and master baybayin in a fun and engaging manner. From the moment you enter the room, to the moment you sit down and write your first baybayin character, you’ll realize that you have found the perfect mentor to get you started in learning this beautiful pre-colonial script.

Dustin Ancheta
A stereotype nerd with a passion for Philippine history, Dustin is an amateur historian with an interest in 15th to 17th century Philippines and pre-colonial Philippine scripts, particularly baybayin. He is the Lead Cultural Navigator of the company and has been teaching Philippine history for almost a decade through Manila For A Day’s signature tour programs.

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REGISTRATION
• Slots are limited! We can only accommodate up to 30 participants.
• Credit card holders may opt to use the EXPRESS SIGNUP button. We process credit card transactions via PayPal, but there is no need to sign up for an account if you don’t have one—simply click the button stating that you would like to use a credit/debit card to complete your transaction.
• If you would like to pay via bank transfer, fill up the registration form below, then wait for the confirmation email and payment instructions. Check your junk mailbox as well, particularly if you are on Yahoo! Mail.
• Only full payment guarantees your slot.


​TERMS & CONDITIONS
• Pass purchases are final. Slots are transferable but non-refundable. If you wish to transfer, email the names, mobile numbers, and email addresses of the attendees to savant@culturalintelligence.ph.
• The course will start on time. Latecomers will not be allowed to join beyond a grace period of 10 minutes. Canceled slots due to tardiness are non-refundable.
• All terms and conditions are final and non-negotiable.

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Schedule

10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
23 November 2019

Pricing

Special Escolta Block Festival Rate
PHP 499

Venue

Escolta Exchange
G/F Panpisco Building
Escolta

Inclusions

Expert, hands-on instruction
Paper and other art materials
Pencils, pens, and other implements
Certificate of completion
10% discount codes for tours
Membership to online baybayin community

Real Expertise

We have a veritable collection of degrees and experience among our Cultural Navigators from only the best universities in the country. When we run a talk for you, you can rest assured that you have actual experts in the room.

Engaging Content

We hate being bored, so we try to make sure that you never are! All our talks and workshops keep two things in mind at all times: that you’re learning, and that you’re having fun doing so!

Meticulously Researched

APA or MLA? Our Cultural Navigators are proud of their academic backgrounds and are passionate about being able to properly cite their sources. We check and double check everything so you don’t have to.

Extra Credit

The talk may be over, but your experience doesn’t to end there! You can always reach out after a talk or workshop to ask for more resources or more reading material on the subject.

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This 3-hour crash course is designed to teach you how to read and write this fluid, curvilinear script. We will focus on demystifying Baybayin and teaching it in the same manner as it was encountered during our people’s first contact with our Spanish colonizers more than 500 years ago—no fuss or frills, just scientific and historical techniques.

Registration

• Slots are limited! We can only accommodate up to 30 participants.
• Credit card holders may opt to use the EXPRESS SIGNUP button. We process credit card transactions via PayPal, but there is no need to sign up for an account if you don’t have one—simply click the button stating that you would like to use a credit/debit card to complete your transaction.
• If you would like to pay via bank transfer, fill up the registration form below, then wait for the confirmation email and payment instructions. Check your junk mailbox as well, particularly if you are on Yahoo! Mail.
• Only full payment guarantees your slot.

Terms & Conditions

• Pass purchases are final. Slots are transferable but non-refundable. If you wish to transfer, email the names, mobile numbers, and email addresses of the attendees to savant@culturalintelligence.ph.
• The course will start on time. Latecomers will not be allowed to join beyond a grace period of 10 minutes. Canceled slots due to tardiness are non-refundable.
• All terms and conditions are final and non-negotiable.
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