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The Evolution of the Filipino Race

The Filipino race originated from different races which explains why Filipinos are versatile people.

Filipinos are probably the most scattered and most versatile people in the world. This is the result of the colonization of different races for hundreds of years before the Philippines finally became a free country after World War II.

The origin of Filipinos are from the Java man believed to be a man who has stooped back and who cannot stand straight which improved into a Homo Erectus meaning a man who can stand straight. The first Philippine inhabitants were believed to have lived in Cagayan because of some animal remains and some tools unearthed here but remains of people were not found. It was in Tabon Cave in Palawan where the remains of the Tabon man was found.

The Philippine Island is believed to have been connected to the big continent of Asia before it was separated due to geographical conditions. The inhabitants have used the land bridges to come to the Philippines. Before the Philippines was rediscovered and conquered by the Spanish colonizers, people from around Asia have already influenced the life of the Filipinos. The Chinese came to the Philippines to do business with the people. They influenced the Filipinos about business and taught them to love their families and respect their elders. The Indians, Arabs and also the Japanese have influenced the Filipinos way of life

The Philippines was rediscovered by Ferdinand Magellan in 1521, a Portuguese navigator. Although Magellan was killed by the native inhabitants of the island where Magellan and his men landed, there were other Spanish expeditions that followed. One expedition successfully conquered the native inhabitants which led to the colonization of the Philippines for three hundred and thirty years; from 1565-1898. The Spanish rule ended when the Americans joined forces with the Filipinos and conquered the Spaniards. The most remarkable contribution of the Spanish to the Filipinos was Catholicism. Up to now, most Filipinos are still Catholics.

In 1898, The Americans took over which led to the freedom given to the Filipinos in their own country. The Philippines was colonized by the Americans for 44 years, from 1898-1942. Then the Japanese took over in 1942-1945. After the Second World War, the Philippines was finally set free and became a free country up to the present.

The Filipinos are scattered all over the world now. With the number of races that colonized the Philippines, it is no wonder that Filipinos are very versatile people; able to adapt to different cultures and able to go with the modern trend.

 

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Comments (2)

Nice presentation.

hubert john tongco

it is more contemplating that as we would write history like this, we should be responsible and sensitive since it would reflect the whole story of a nation. i even doubt the sincerity of this writer not unless he is a real filipino. i feel sorry Factoidz accepted this piece.

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