For me our culture is the one thing that separates us from the rest of the world our colorful and lively creatures that makes us distinct Filipino, This includes tradition, arts, believes, food and other stuff.
The Filipino does not come out in the world just they are now today. The Philippines is not a pure cultured country and neither the Filipinos blood that run in our veins pure for just like intermarriage of different cultures into the fabric of the Philippines culture so also the Filipino is a product of the marriage of two different races who conquer the archipelago nor their dominant beliefs and traditions today is pure culture on their own.
Historically, it was said that the first inhabitants who settled on the Philippine archipelago are the Negritos and their fellow Australoid Sakai race who migrated from the South Asia during the Pleistocene Era who cross the soil bridge toward the Philippine archipelago whose culture become the first Philippine culture ever recorded in the Philippine history. However, their cultures have not become the dominant culture of Filipinos today but somehow have some traces of it like fishing. But the most influential race that migrated into the Philippine archipelago that marks a great impact on the Philippine culture today and that shape the Filipinos today are the Malay race.
The Malay race are said to be the second group who inhabited the country who come from Taiwan or Formosa then. They are called Austronesian or Malayo-Polynesian people. They have a more advance culture than the Negritos. For they are highly civilized race that has brought and shape the Philippine literature, Philippine art, and the Philippine government today altered only by the culture of the Spaniards and American conquerors who conquest the Philippines whom these conquerors have injected and intermixed on it. Thus, this conglomerated culture has now become the modern day culture of the Filipinos today.
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