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What is Paper in Tagalog? History, Papermaking, and Manila Paper

What is Paper in Tagalog? History, Papermaking, and Manila Paper

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Paper in Tagalog is called “papel,” and is a reliable partner of pencils, ballpens, and other writing tools. Despite the fast-changing technology that gradually introduces a paperless era, paper remains common. However, the global paper manufacturing industry is significantly impacted. The cost of making paper is also escalating.  Remarkably, the paper boasts a rich history. The word "paper" originated from "papyrus," a material derived from the papyrus plant, which was utilized as a writing surface by ancient Egyptians and Romans. However, the invention of the first paper-making technique is traditionally credited to a Chinese court official named Cai Lun (Ts'ai Lun), sometime in AD 105.  Although “paper” already existed in Ancient China for centuries before Cai Lun’s time, he r...