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The Laguna Copperplate Inscription is the earliest known written document found in the Philippines . The plate was found in 1989 by a sand labourer near the mouth of the Lumbang River in Barangay Wawa, Lumban , Laguna .
Kawi (also known as Kavi) is the name given to the writing system originating in Java and used across much of Maritime Southeast Asia in inscriptions and texts from the 8th century to around 1500 AD. [ 1 ] It is also the name of the language used in these inscriptions and texts, more generally called " Old Javanese ".
"To My Fellow Children”, attributed to Jose Rizal, 1869 English translation by P. Morrow T he tempest in Rizal's verse struck the Philippines in the 16th century.
Baybayin ( Tagalog pronunciation: [baeˈbaejɪn] ; pre-kudlit: ᜊᜊᜌᜒ , post-kudlit: ᜊᜌ᜔ᜊᜌᜒᜈ᜔ ) (known in Unicode as Tagalog script; see below) is a pre- Spanish Philippine writing system .