About Linya-Linya

Linya-Linya literally started from scratch—that’s us scratching our heads.

Long-time college friends Ali Sangalang and Panch Alvarez were workmates back in 2012. Ali, a writer; Panch, a visual artist. Trying to fight off daily feels and frustration from work, both friends sat down at a local restaurant to sort things out.

To address their creative slump, the solution was quite simple: go back to basics. Ali, a class clown; Panch, a cartoonist who drew mischievous caricatures of his teachers. On a lined blank notebook, Ali wrote his one-liners, and Panch matched it with his doodles. They shared it online and the followers started piling up. It didn’t take long until their Linyas were turned into shirts and other products.

Fast forward to 2015. The duo had a meeting with musician Jim Bacarro (Ali’s friend back in grade school) to discuss expanding the Linya-Linya brand. Being a marketing and an accounting guy, Jim’s role was clear: Hindi lang sa jokes bumenta ang Linya-Linya.
As the saying about sayings goes: Sayings last a lifetime. Linya-Linya dreams to connect to a wider audience, share tears of joy and laughter with people, and through its original words, art, and concepts, significantly contribute to Filipino culture and society. Ultimately, to Linyafy the world!