Kristen Haddox, Penn State University4. On another end, our Constitution and many of the historical documents that paved the way for modern-day Philippines were written in Spanish, and a Spanish-speaking Philippines would have the Philippines stand out with its own unique culture among the Asian countries. I find it frightening that government bureaucratic documents seem to be so concerned with a person’s racial/ethnic background. I would not draw too wide conclusions from single words. While I believe many of them have converted to Roman Catholicism, my uncle in the Philippines and his family are still Methodists. Another volcanic eruption in the Philippines? Bye and peace. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. ” Look, Ren, aren’t we Asian ? A metaphorical and literal melting pot of a cuisine and dialects that are a mixed baby of Indonesian, Malaysian, Māori with a dash of the romance language that is Spanish. I guess I need to write about that backstory. It is at this point when Spanish language and culture in the Philippines met its first episode of downfall. The Filipinos were under the ruled of Spain. Fact: Pork is DELICIOUS. Facial features, filial piety, and language is what makes South East Asians alike. You have to take everything out and feel more tranquility inside of you. American missionaries in the Philippines worked to convert many of the Catholics to Baptist faiths. My dad's side of the family came from Methodist background. If covers 60% of the planet, and cultures vastly different. Personally, I'm tired of the same "Let It Snow" and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas". My boyfriend and I have the best holiday date list prepared so you don't have to search Pinterest for your next idea! So the question once, more, why don't Filipinos, be it in the Philippines or abroad speak Spanish? Posted by The Hook on May 11, 2019 at 3:21 pm. I know an Indonesian who learned Tagalog and Ilocano easily. Some of the significant events are the Portuguese navigator and explorer Ferdinand Magellan I read an article about how Filipino wanna be Hollywood actors/actresses are told they are not Asian -looking enough. As a student of history (I started out as a History major in University), I enjoyed all the history mentioned in this excellently written blog post. In 1973, Spanish was stripped off of its official status, re-instated a few months later, and finally abolished in 1983. Filipinos don’t speak English. Another month of finding new music during unusual times. Time with family, friends, great food, overall seasonal joy... And now the fragrances from Jennifer Lopez. As much as Pacificans (Micronesians, Melanesians, and Polynesians) and Filipinos have traits in common, we Pinoys are truly South East Asians. However, I have the strong opinion that having the songs on your Christmas playlist be popular is extremely important. After the return of Patrick Dempsey's, Derek Shepherd, Grey's fans know that no one is off-limits. And we owe it to a decree called Catlogo Alfabtico de Appellidos (Alphabetised Catalogue of Surnames) issued by the Spanish Governor-General Narciso Claveria on 21 November 1849. Malaysian Bahasa and Filipino languages (Cebuano, Hiligaynon, and Tagalog) have a lot in common. Here are a few very common words that came from Spanish (the spellings have been Filipino-ized): 1. Filipinos have Spanish names, give their foods (which many are actually Chinese and Malay-influenced dishes) Spanish names, towns, cities and even terminologies. ( We have these old coins in my parents’ collection. ) Everybody knows that Filipino culture has heavy Spanish-influence in it, starting from the term Filipino, which in of itself, is already a Spanish term. In today’s video, we are comparing some of the common words and phrases between Spanish and Tagalog. Kuya Allen ( can I call you Kuya, ha ha.) Fijians can even tell we are Filipinos by our looks because they love watching old Filipino dramas. We discourage discrimination of Philippine cultures and indigenous languages. The same was true of the bureaucracy in Hitler’s Third Reich. Posted by thelonelyauthorblog on May 8, 2019 at 5:38 pm. Correct me if I’m wrong, but in a territory, the people choose one of their own as leader, but in a colony, the leader is chosen by the ruling country. Ferdinand Magellan had to use a Malaysian slave by the name of Enrique (a name he gave to the guy), to converse and translate between Malay and Spanish/Portuguese. pero….. Another surprising find from Ancestry.com, and a bit of gloomy news on Corona Virus, Personal good news and one thing that makes me scratch my head. Of course one can ask if the Philippines geographically belong to Asia or to Polynesia or maybe to Antarctica (Don’t laugh please, the highest mountain in Swizerland, peak Matterhorn, is a fragment of the African continental plate). Posted by renxkyoko on August 18, 2019 at 1:25 pm. All of these songs are definitely popular. Regarding the idea of having a separate ethnicity in a document you are filling up is kind of weird. Speakers of other Philippine languages, in particular the Visayans, incorporated many vocabulary words from Spanish. Filipinos are not invisible here in the US, neither here nor there. At the risk of being dismissive of all the progress we've made, mental health representation is still seriously lacking. Heck, both the Philippines and Mexico even call their money Pesos. Anyway, I think I should write more about Filipino identity . It’s also a huge part of both our cuisines. ! Aside from China, Japan even has trading ties with Manila way back centuries ago and we even have Japanese village here more than a century ago in Manila (there is a Japanese statue in Paco in honor of Takayama Ukon). I hope that one day people wont ask this any more, and judge people more by their tallents and personality. Posted by renxkyoko on May 8, 2019 at 8:54 pm. The U.S. used to have military bases dotted all around the Philippines, at one point the US just proposed that they become the 52nd state, but because Filipinos love their freedom as much as the Americans, they said no. Posted by arlene on May 8, 2019 at 9:19 pm. When a white South African guy moves to the USA, is he now an African-American? and the truth is, it was the American government’s priority to liberate Europe first before those small group of islands in the Pacific, even if they were America’s territory. Great rant. By the time the Japanese invaded the Philippines in 1941, Spanish was still one of the predominant language spoken in the archipelago, along with Tagalog and English. I knew a Filipina who mastered Indonesian Bahasa though she is in jail. ! I guess it’s because of the different cultures that we were born to that make Filipinos truly unique – Spanish, American etc. Filipinos adopted many Spanish words during the almost four hundred years of Spain’s colonial rule in the Philippines. This video is highly inaccurate ( nevertheless , very informative ) because the person on the video delves more on Chinese heritage rather than the more accurate Indonesian -Malays who are actually the original settlers of the country. In addition, Filipino nationalists worked to further destroy Spanish culture, perceiving anything to do with it as evil. This is why today, while the Philippines still stands out a Catholic nation, the country has MANY Protestant and Baptist faiths and off-shoots of Protestantism in the nation. Likewise, our country is poor because more than 4 in 10 Filipinos who are poor actually have jobs. They even borrowed the “palo-palo” in washing their clothes by just watching it done on TV. My two older siblings are not as passionate … it’s funny because I’ve lived here in the US so much longer than my ate and kuya, in fact, since I was 6 years old. However, the language became well-known throughout the archipelago. Posted by Washe Koda on May 8, 2019 at 5:08 pm, That was a bad deal long ago when Gen. MacArthur said he would return , Posted by renxkyoko on May 8, 2019 at 5:23 pm. While a sizeable number of Filipinos have Spanish surnames following an 1849 decree that Hispanicised Filipino surnames, chances are most people have a tenuous, or no link to Spanish ancestry. During the various Japanese attacks and bombings of Philippine cities, many Spanish-speaking Filipinos died. Look at Indians…they are Asians, too. Am a Molecular Microbiology student, love to read books, and I play the violin. I did some research about this issue, and what I learned surprised me. One might also ask from where the ancestors of present Filipinos came (usually a mixture of several ways). Posted by renxkyoko on May 12, 2019 at 1:07 pm. etc. I did a few readings , and I must say, it’s mostly the Filipinos’ fault. Just a guess but perhaps the goal was to distinguish Asians from geographic locations under heavy American influence like having major base stations as opposed to the Asian countries that don’t, or give the inhabitants of those places an opportunity to identify with their local region. Some Japanese expressions have Filipino equivalent (e.g. To answer the question on why Filipinos have Spanish names, we have to go back to their Spanish colonial history. Everything was done according to US laws, nothing could be done or built without approval of US Congress, even a simple bridge , like Jones Bridge in Manila. Pork, Pork…and More Pork. Posted by allenjambalaya on May 27, 2019 at 8:52 pm. , Posted by renxkyoko on May 11, 2019 at 4:39 pm, Becky ! (Although about 40% of Filipino language is Spanish or has Spanish roots. Spanish settlement in the Philippines first took place in the 16th century, during the Spanish colonial period of the islands. ! So here's a quick, little reminder that I love my boyfriend very much! There is some discussion for some places. Posted by renxkyoko on September 6, 2020 at 6:26 pm. Thank you for sharing your nationalist ideas and feelings. So plug in your Christmas tree, make some hot cocoa, and listen to these amazing (and updated) holiday songs. Diyos (God) 2. After all, our constitution and historical documents were written in Spanish, the revolutionaries that would eventually free the Philippine Archipelago from Spaniard rule were all fluent Spanish-speakers. Its root word is barco (ship) supplemented by the suffix ada, hence, boatload in English. I don’t want to speak ill of the dead…. Philippine Spanish (Spanish: Español Filipino, Castellano Filipino) is a Spanish dialect and a variant of Spanish spoken in the Philippines. ). I have no shame in starting to feel festive super early. Radhi, SUNY Stony Brook3. I don’t either, but that’s reality here in the US, and if that’s the case, then some things should be corrected. Posted May 8, 2019 by renxkyoko in 23andMe, ancestry, Bilbao Spain, California wildfire, DNA Analysis , CODIS, Golden State Night Stalker, 23and ME, GEDmatch,, Philiipine culture, Philippine Heritage, Philippines-Mexican heritage, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, Random thoughts. Jennifer Kustanovich, SUNY Stony Brook5. Re province of Mexico… Filipino historians are now revising the country’s history… at least the history textbooks. That’s a given. That number is more than the population of Koreans, Vietnamese, and Japanese combined . The Philippines was a Spanish colony for 333 years (1565–1898). There’s very little in common in religion, tongue, looks, dress or anything! The Manila-Acapulco Galleon Trade started in late 1500’s , so I’m assuming there were Mexicans who could still speak the native language that sailed to the Philippines . ( Although about 40% of Filipino language is Spanish or has Spanish roots. I love it that you are very Pinoy despite living in the US. These are Asians living in the US. It is no surprise that over this long period of time, the Spanish language made its way into the Filipino dialects. Posted by D K Powell on May 9, 2019 at 2:09 pm. 'Tis the season for Jenny from the Block. Here’s something that I found on YouTube. It’s been my experience that government documents often show a vast ignorance of history. By the late 1800s as the days of Spanish rule in the Philippines waned, the Spanish Crown authorized for the teaching of Spanish to ALL peoples of the Philippines, rich or poor. Posted by renxkyoko on May 8, 2019 at 9:26 pm. Ethnic Formosans (now known as Taiwan) look like Pinoys from the Northern Luzon. There’s even a recruitment agency decades ago. Posted by soullfire on May 12, 2019 at 11:01 am. You speak English so well!” — this is the reaction Filipinos have … Gone to ridiculous lengths to protect my parents/ home, then, bam ! Posted by Mage on September 3, 2020 at 11:41 pm. Though with slight difference in spelling, some Spanish and Filipino words sound very much alike. Martial Artists in US at least know about Kali, a Filipino martial art. However, the term ‘Asian’ is a bit hopeless. In 1521 when the Spanish and European conquistadors, and their Catholic missionaries stepped foot in the archipelago, they could not converse with the natives in Spanish, since well.....the natives spoke Old Malay as their second language. That’s true ! kuuki no yomu is pakikiramdam or simply reading between the lines). Brittany Morgan, National Writer's Society2. I was mistaken as a Vietnamese once and someone guessed I am from Indonesia. Is it because of Filipino culture and its shared heritage , history and culture with Mexico ? ~_~, Posted by Becky on May 11, 2019 at 5:27 pm, Posted by usfman on May 10, 2019 at 11:37 pm, I would not despair over this unfortunate action as many nationalities are being tracked wrongly under our racist immigration policy of “you no who.”, Posted by renxkyoko on May 11, 2019 at 4:17 pm. I read about the Filipinos and US navy somewhere. No, the Philippines was a colony of the USA… in fact, , the only colony the US ever had… all the rest, like the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico were US territories. In fact, at one point in Mexican and Philippine history, the Philippines was considered a province of Mexico. Posted by Karen on July 5, 2019 at 4:30 pm. Gwapo (handsome) 4. Posted by Nickelinho on May 11, 2019 at 6:49 pm. Heck, we cannot even tell a Malaysian, Indonesian, and Filipino apart… and yes, the Filipino language is very similar to Malaysian and Indonesian languages. Anyway, I was confused. The problem with Filipinos is we rarely stand up for the right. I’m back from my Philippine vacation ! I … I don’t know if this is true, but could “Filipino” being a separate category have something to do with the Philippines being a former colony/territory of the USA? The only non-Americans who can join the US, neither here nor there 4:39,. 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