Card game celebrates pre-colonial Filipino script baybayin, and creator hopes to help inspire its revival

A young Philippine artist and freelance illustrator has created a card game she hopes will inspire her countrymen to help revive the written language used by their ancestors. Patricia Ramos hopes her simple game will teach players across the Philippines how to read the ancient writing system of baybayin, widely used before the Spanish invasion [...]

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Meet the Canadian saving rare languages

QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES—Earlier this year, Firth McEachern, a 29-year-old Canadian living in the coastal province of La Union, was trending globally on Twitter. He had just been featured on the popular TV show Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho. In the preceding weeks, he had been the subject of multiple local articles and videos that enraptured Filipinos [...]