As time goes by, most people have been associated with other nationalities and we Filipinos are not new to this.
Filipinos have been mixed with other races as well such as Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Indians, and even Americans which leaves some people wondering, “How does a pure and traditional Filipino look like?”
Filipinos have been mixed with other races such as Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Indians, and even Americans
It is very rare to see a pure blooded Filipino nowadays, most especially in the city. Most people residing in the cities are those mixed with other races such as Japanese, Chinese, American, Spanish, and even Indian!
But if you happen to travel to those provinces which are far away from the cities, there, you will find most of the Filipino citizens whose blood remained pure and you might be wondering why.
The Filipinos who reside in towns and villages far from the city are the ones who were not colonized because they were too far away from civilization.
Of course, the colonizers (Japanese, Americans, Spaniards) started off in highly populous cities and worked their way to the provinces – but failed to reach the very corners of our country.
They found it hard to reach those who are residing in far away villages in the mountains; therefore, their blood remained pure and they continuously exhibit the traditional traits and characteristics of a pure blooded Filipino citizen.
Filipinos who reside in towns and villages far from the city are the ones who were not colonized because they were too far away from civilization
So how does a pure blooded Filipino really look like? Unlike a Filipino with a mixed racial blood, a pure Filipino is usually dark skinned, short, wide eyed, and with black hair. Some even have very curly hair! Also, pure Filipinos have large circular eyes, and their nose is not as pointy as those of other nations. Their skin is also ‘brown’ unlike those other nations who have ‘white’ or ‘fair skin’ – but this is basing only on one’s ‘physical looks’.
Some people can also be distinguished if they are pure Filipino or not by tracing their bloodline; but just because a person carries a Filipino surname, does not mean that that person is a pure Filipino. For instance, some common Filipino surnames are Bituin, Batong-bakal, and Gubatan, while some surnames can be distinguished as foreign even at first glance such as Santos, Valle, and Villaseñor.
A pure Filipino is usually dark skinned, short, and with black hair. Some even have very curly hair
The bottom line is, it does not really matter how a person looks like ‘physically’. Most people came from a pure Filipino bloodline but aren’t even proud of it. Some Filipinos coming from a mixed race are even prouder to call themselves Filipinos.
Some people with foreign nationalities also go to the Philippines and choose to live as a Filipino! In the end, the important thing is that we live as true Filipinos in our hearts, minds, and souls.