Alibata – Ancient Philippine Writing System


Baybayin or Alibata (known in Unicode as the Tagalog script) is a pre-Hispanic Philippine writing system that originated from the Javanese script Old Kawi. The writing system is a member of the Brahmic family (and an offshoot of the Vatteluttu alphabet) and is believed to be in use as early as the 14th century. It continued to be in use during the Spanish colonization of the Philippines up until the late 19th Century. The term baybayin literally means spelling. Closely related scripts are Hanunoo, Buhid, and Tagbanwa.

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Teaser: You Don’t Mess With the Zohan

Adam Sandler’s new movie entitled: You Don’t Mess with the Zohan. It’s all about a Mossad (Israeli) agent who fakes his death to re-emerge in New York City as a hair stylist. Mariah Carey is also in the movie together with Rob Schneider and Henry Winkler. Watch the trailer below.