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Saturday, June 29, 2013
Can You Describe what a Filipino Should Look Like?
Filipinos of mixed ethnic origins are still referred to today as mestizos. However in common parlance, mestizos are only used to refer to Filipinos mixed with Spanish or any other European ancestry. Filipinos mixed with any foreign ethnicities are named depending on their predominant physical aspect.
PHILIPPINE NATIONALITY LAW is currently based upon the principles of your place of birth or origin, and therefore descent from a parent who is a citizen of the Republic of the Philippines is the primary method of acquiring national citizenship. Birth in the Philippines to foreign parents does not in itself confer Philippine citizenship.
Thus, not all FILIPINOS share similar set of physical features to be considered as "specific and real" FILIPINOS.
Through INTERRACIAL MARRIAGES and MULTICULTURALISM, Filipinos may become a unique race with various physical attributes,BUT with ONE FILIPINO heart and mind.
Here's another video, describing today's Filipino faces and life in the Philippines.
Personal Note: In our travels to Europe, US, Canada and Asia during the last decade, my wife and I are often mistaken for either Japanese or Mexican. I would guess only 50% could tell that we are Filipino-Americans. However, once we start talking our Filipino and American roots can not be denied.
CREDITS / SOURCE: Google Image, Wikipedia