The Austronesian people travelled well through out the Malay Archipelago (Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia, East Timor, and Papua New Guinea) and many who have settled through out began migrating back-and-forth within the region and also back to mainland Asia. The varied migrations between the Malay Archepelago and the mainland created very ethnically mixed cultures through out the region (And this is before the Europeans came) which is why Filipinos and other "Malays" don't have a consistant racial appearance as opposed to the Chinese and those who are Pacific Islanders(who are in fact of the same blood but not mixed)
The Defining point between Pacific Islanders and Filipinos comes to the fact that once the Austronesian people reached Polynesia they lost all ties to Mainland Asia, unlike the cultures of the Malay Archipelago who would eventually intermix with many of the people of Southern China and Indo-China. Both of these cultures technically are Asian, but the ethnicities are divided by cultural connections with the mainland.
When it comes to the hispanicization of the Philippines, one has to realize that only a small minority of Filipinos actually have Spanish Blood. A Stanford Study has shown only 3% of Filipinos are actually mixed with either Chinese and/or Spanish blood. Much like African Slaves in Colonial America, who received "Christian" Anglo-Saxon/Scots Irish/Irish Protestant names. Filipinos Recieved "Christian" Spanish names and prayed to a white Jesus much like every one else in the world who fell victim to colonialism.
The Colonial Mentality is very much apparent in the Filipino culture, where many will lie about the background claiming their Spanish roots when in fact they probably bleached their skin and got plastic surgery on their nose. The Filipino Media adds on to the stigma against being brown by inundating the T.V. Screen and billboards of the city with White Meztiso Images.
^something to think about for all my Filipino brothers and sisters.
Contrary to popular belief, Filipinos are not Pacific Islanders. Pacific Islanders is a strict term and refers exclusively to Oceania. People generally stereotype Asians being "East Asian", this in turn has made Filipino-Americans who do not fit the stereotype...to not want to be termed Asian.
However, the Philippines is part of ASEAN (Assoc. of SE Asian nations). They are not part of any of the Pacific Islander nations which, again, refers to Oceania.
b - Someone from the Philippines?
c - Yes
a - what is Asian?
b - Someone from Asia?
c - Yes
a - what is Pacific Islander
b - A native or inhabitant of any of the Polynesian, Micronesian, or Melanesian islands of Oceania.
c - Yes
a - does that include the Philippines?
c - Have you checked the map lately? that island is considered part of SE Asia. Taiwan and Japan are also islands, that doesn't mean they are Pacific Islanders. Read a dictionary sometime.
There is a big hype on what the Filipino Race is, Asian or Pacific Islander? Well, after searching the internet, looking at historical studies and talking about the issue (being Filipino myself), Filipino's are geographically located in South East Asia, Whilst the culture of the Philippines is very much similar to that of the Pacific Nations. For example, Parts of the Philippines practice traditional tattoing, the styles used and documented are very closely linked towards Pacific Islanders, If you are fluent in one of the 170+ Filipino Languages, they are very similar in structure and style to that of the Pacific Islands. More in Detail, the Filipino People are of Malay-Austronesian Descent, Austronesian people come from all over the Pacific, including the Philippine Islands, the race of Austronesians are widespread, from Native Hawaiians, to Somoans and New Zealand's Maori's, The Filipino People fall into the Category of 'Austronesian' as the race is linked into that Family through early settlers of the Austronesian race in the Philippine Islands. To settle this issue, the Filipino People are of Asian and Pacific Descent, through their Austronesian Ancestors. Whilst the Culture is a lot more Polynesian than Asian. The Philippine Islands are very complex when it comes to cultural and race issues, since the two issues are very diverse, The Philippines is a melting pot of the worlds cultures. Though, Traditionally, The Filipino People are of Asian and Polynesian Descent. Still their remains a large Spanish and Mexican Influence towards the race, there still remains a large number of latinasian people within the Philippines and internationally, The Filipino people are truly a very diverse Race, and are known to be one of the most diverse in Asia due to the multiple world powers that once colonised this Island Nation.
Samoan: Yeh bro, we all the same
1. Generally speaking Filipinos are hardworkers.
-why would they go far away from home just to work in a foreign land.
2. TheAsian is right
3. thats Tagalog.
-theres a lot of doorbell sound-like words in the language but its not annoying.
4. Well isnt there any golddigger in your country you narcissistic son of a bitch?
5. TheAsian is quite right.
6. That's our culture.
- That's the way surviving and living in a 3rd world country.
7. UP is a great university to get in here in the Philippines but that is not, apparently,the best in the country.
8. Of course we are short! WE ARE ASIANS!
9. We are noisy thats a fact.
10.of course we want our kids to born in America. there are many opportunities in America that we cant get here in the Philippines.
11. English is the universal language and it is part of our official language used in the country so get over it.
12. of course we eat rice and meat.
-Again we are asians! and asians eat rice and meat, what do you think we'll eat? pure rice?
-We are not pacific islanders, we are asians, we are part of southeast asia. (How can you live here for 5 years and not know that, arent you stupid.)
-The only thing that im proud that the spanish brought us is Christianity.
all mankind came from that same species Homo sapiens. didnt you learn that from school? the thing is being an American means your better than us.
Filipinos are well mannered race.
Filipinos are hospitable.
Filipinos hates racist.