3 Baybayin Studies

Ramon Guillermo's enthusiasm has kindled the interest of the other scholars (Myfel Joseph D. Paul Gauguin, Maricor Soriano, and Vernon R. Totanes) who have contributed to this volume. The general approach of this invisible faculty contrasts greatly with the amateurish interpretations tinged with superstitions that have plagued Baybayin studies in the course of the twentieth century, and may have contributed to the general disregard for this field among the majority of Filipino intellectuals. Now that the Baybayin has been recognized as one of the deep components of the Filipino identity, it is a good thing that serious scholars should have endeavored to proceed to a scientifically and historically correct presentation of what should be know about it.

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