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View Poll Results: Do you consider Philippine people Hispanic?
Yes 44 7.01%
Semi-Hispanic 143 22.77%
Not at all 441 70.22%
Voters: 628. You may not vote on this poll

Old 09-28-2011, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Lucario View Post
Lots of indigenous Filipinos (Aeta, etc) look African - most likely Melanesian. I met lots of these folks in Hawaii. They greeted me as a brother.
here are aetas from bataan

Old 09-28-2011, 06:15 PM
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I said Semi-Hispanic because I don't deny the influences (they celebrate the Day of the Dead!) but I definitely wouldn't say they really are Hispanics, aside from the small minority that are of partial or even full Spanish descent.

I would consider them Pacific Islanders.
Old 09-29-2011, 02:23 AM
Location: Filipinas
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Philippines-Spanish Folk Dance

El Paseo

Putungan (Welcome Dance)
Old 09-29-2011, 03:33 AM
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Filipinos being Interviewed in Spanish Language
From different places.. I think they are the last Filipinos that speak spanish
regarding "Memoria Del Espanol Filipino"

Old 09-29-2011, 04:07 AM
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Malacanang Palace .. doing the "Rigodon de Real or Rigodon de Honor"
Philippine President wow the senators are also dancing hahaha

We performed this when we were in High School
Junior and Senior Prom

La Jota de Moncadeña from Tarlac

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Old 09-29-2011, 06:50 AM
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La jota caviteña sung by Guillermo Gómez-Rivera

La jota caviteña Dance from Cavite

La Jota de Manileña from Manila

other version of La Jota de Manileña from Manila
Old 09-30-2011, 12:16 AM
Location: Filipinas
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Stories before Pre-colonial about 1st Filipinos...based from these found gold jewelries
All over the Philippines. We are 3rd world country but rich in Gold & minerals. This reminds us
being Asian.

The Golden Tara (Hindu-Malayan Goddess)
was found in the Philippines but bought by Americans
now it's in Chicago Museum.

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Old 09-30-2011, 09:57 AM
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Filipino Identity

In order to understand the Filipino identity it is necessary to describe it in terms of the following areas: geographical identity, racial identity and cultural identity. But first and foremost, Filipino is a term used to refer to people living in the Philippines who were born there or acquired their Philippine citizenship. It likewise means someone who can trace in his family tree a "Philippine Connection" - someone who was Filipino or born of Filipino parent/s.

GEOGRAPHICAL IDENTITY: Some people question the Filipinos' being Asians. Maybe because when people hear the word Asian they always think of Japanese, Chinese and Korean. To settle this, it is essential to know what "Asian" really means. Asian is most commonly used as a term to refer to people coming from or living in Asia. That being said, the Philippines is geographically located in Southeast Asia, thus its inhabitants or people of its origins are ASIANS.

In addition, the Philippine Islands, just like Japan, is located in the western side of the Oceania or the Pacific Ocean. Thus those who think that they are PACIFIC ISLANDERS are likewise correct.

ETHNIC/RACIAL IDENTITY: The Filipino of modern times is a mlange of racial blood. They maybe a combination of the following races: Malay, Indonesian, Chinese, Spanish, American, and British among others.

One of the first inhabitants of the archipelago were the Itas/Agtas/Aetas. They closely resemble the aboriginals in Australia. They are small in stature, have dark skin and kinky hair. Then there are also the Malays and Indons who sailed from nearby islands either for trading or migratory purposes. The Chinese were likewise active traders in this part of Asia even prior to the arrival of the Spaniards.

The finding and naming of the archipelago by Spanish conquistadors and their eventual colonization which lasted for more than 300 years has led to inter-racial marriages. And then the Americans followed suit, and now the modern inter-racial marriages.

This is the primary reasons why non-Filipinos or those who are or were not exposed to Filipinos sometimes find it hard to distinguish them from other races. Some look Chinese, some have western physical characteristics, some closely resemble Indonesians or Malays, and others are just in between. But funny enough, a Filipino knows a fellow Filipino regardless of their physical characteristics. You may look very Chinese, but they will still know if you're Filipino...

CULTURAL IDENTITY: Just like race, Filipino culture is vast. It is made up of various ethno-linguistic cultural practices and norms. To describe it, one needs to know the different regions in the Philippines and their respective cultures. However all of these different cultures have similarities. Thus, it is safe to describe it using these similarities as springboards.

FAMILY: The family is not only the basic unit of society in the Philippines. It is first and foremost the center of society and culture. Filipinos are very family oriented. And when you say family, it does not only mean their immediate family; it likewise includes the extended family either through consanguinity or by marriage.

RELIGION: Pre-colonial Filipinos were mostly animist and some were Muslims, since Muslim missionaries came to the islands prior to the Spaniards. Currently, the Philippines is predominantly Catholic. Filipinos are generally religious regardless of what faith they are practicing.

LANGUAGE: The national language in the Philippines is Filipino (Tagalog). Almost all Filipino can speak and read the language. However, different regions in the country have their own language, which is their langue maternelle or what is commonly called as lingua franca. There are a number of regional languages in the Philippines namely but not limited to: Kapampangan, Tagalog (the basis of the national language), Ilocano, Visayan, Pangasinan, Hiligaynon, and others.

Spanish was one of the official language during Spain Colonization till 1987, but just recently 2010, the Philippines & Spain are now reintroduce the Spanish Language to public schools which is voluntary unlike during the colonial period. English is now widely spoken in school and our communication since American colonized Philippines.

TRAITS: Filipinos are caring, loving and respectful. They are very understanding and accommodating. They value pakikisama(Dealing), utang na loob (Debt of Gratitude), at pakikipagkapwa tao (Interpersonal Relationship). They are a happy people, humorous one would say. They are not afraid of laughing at themselves (although sometimes it gets too much!), their mistakes even the trials they experience in their lives. For them there is always a "pot of gold at the end of the rainbow".

The question of Filipino identity answered - by May Virola - Helium

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Old 09-30-2011, 12:04 PM
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Getting to know Filipinos living overseas.. Check the Filipino Tag Game in Youtube lol

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Old 09-30-2011, 01:21 PM
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We have a lot of Brazilian Nationals in the Philippines. Most of them are in modelling..

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