Planning to Retire Soon!

If you are planning to retire in the Philippines soon, I suggest you visit several excellent websites on pro's and cons of retiring in the Philippines. However if you want to retire in the provinces, where life is simple, standard of living cheaper, less traffic congestion and pollution, availability of fresh seafood and vegetables compared to the big cities, my island province is the place for you! If this is your first time in my site, welcome. Please do not forget to read the latest national and international news in the right side bar of this blog. Some of the photos and videos on this site, I do not own. However, I have no intention on the infringement of your copyrights. The photo above is the front yard of Chateau Du Mer-Our Retirement Home in Boac, Marinduque, Philippines

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

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