Sueat is the Visayan word for “write”. Hence “Haguisan Writing” or “Malaya Writing”. Chirino, Lopez, Mentrida, Ezguerra, these are familiar names to Baybayin practitioners and enthusiasts. These are the names of Spanish chroniclers who documented Baybayin writing in their own hand writing. After many years of writing Baybayin myself, why not give my hand style a name? After all, it is as distinctive as any writing style.
I often recommend that folks learn to write the characters first and not to focus on transliterations. Developing a flow is important, just as you would when writing in roman alphabet. Remember learning how to write when you were a kid, then learning how to write cursive? It takes practice. Challenge yourself and write Baybayin. Write it for yourself and to honor the written literary aspect of the Philippine culture. Because as we all know, Baybayin is not dead.
I now introduce you to Sueat Haguisan/Malaya. My chart that anyone can use as a guide to learn how to write and practice Baybayin. Please refrain from using or distributing my images for any reason, permission is neither given nor implied.