(Originally posted at http://joelnoche.multiply.com/journal/item/89/Ticao-Stone on February 17, 2012 7:53 PM)
Two stones with baybayin writing found in Rizal Elementary School in Ticao Island, Masbate have been attracting a lot of attention lately. (I got the picture of the larger stone from here.) Tito Genova Valiente, the officer-in-charge of the Institute of Bikol History and Culture at the Ateneo de Naga University, has written a few articles about them in the Business Mirror. I encourage you to read the one published in July 20, 2011 and the other published in February 11, 2012 to learn more about the stones.
The First Philippine Conference on the “Baybayin” Stones of Ticao, Masbate was held in Monreal, Masbate on August 5-6, 2011 (the conference proceedings can be found here), and the Second Batong Ticao/Ticao Stone Conference was held in Ateneo de Naga University last February 11, 2012.