ORIGIN OF THE PHILIPPINES

ORIGIN OF THE PHILIPPINES

It is believed that before the end of the Ice Age, about 70,000,000 years ago, our country was connected to the mainland of Asia by long strips of land. These strips of land served as land bridges. It was said that people in the mainland could travel by land to the Philippines without crossing the sea.

After the Ice Age, high tide occurred. Large blocks of ice melted. It was during this high tide that the land bridges submerged in water. The Philippines was then separated from Asia.

The similarity of the natural plants and animals in the mainland of Asia and that of the Philippines may prove that the Philippines were once a part of the mainland of Asia.

There are several theories given by scientists as to the origin of the Filipinos. One of these theories explains that the Philippines was once inhabited by the Tabon men who resembled the Java men and who lived about 250,000 years ago. These people lived in caves and used stones as tools for gathering food.

A famous American archaeologist, three waves of people came to the Philippines from the Asian peninsula. These were the Aetas, Indonesians and Malays.

The Aetas

The Aetas or Negritoes were the first group of people who came to the Philippines through the land bridges. They were small, about four feet tall. They had dark skin, flat noses, thick lips and black kinky hair. They used bows and arrows as weapons. They used &yes and barks of trees for their clothing.

The Aetas were a wandering people. They had no permanent home. Most of them lived in caves at the mountainsides. Sometimes, they made temporary shelter made of twigs and leaves of trees. They moved from one place to another to get food. They gathered fruits, root crops and edible plants around.

The descendants of the Aetas can still be found in the mountains of Luzon, Mindanao, Panay, Mindoro and Palawan. They are sometimes called Ita, Baluga, Agta or Ati.

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jade indina 5 years ago

i love the philippines. i am from africa and i usually like to spend my vacations in the philippines. i like sagada, baguio, nueva vizcaya, and i also like cebu because of the peaceful life the people have there. i love it so much! im going there next month... wish me enjoyment


abc 5 years ago

ORIGIN OF THE PHILIPPINES

It is believed that before the end of the Ice Age, about 70,000,000 years ago, our country was connected to the mainland of Asia by long strips of land. These strips of land served as land bridges. It was said that people in the mainland could travel by land to the Philippines without crossing the sea.

After the Ice Age, high tide occurred. Large blocks of ice melted. It was during this high tide that the land bridges submerged in water. The Philippines was then separated from Asia.

The similarity of the natural plants and animals in the mainland of Asia and that of the Philippines may prove that the Philippines were once a part of the mainland of Asia.

There are several theories given by scientists as to the origin of the Filipinos. One of these theories explains that the Philippines was once inhabited by the Tabon men who resembled the Java men and who lived about 250,000 years ago. These people lived in caves and used stones as tools for gathering food.

A famous American archaeologist, three waves of people came to the Philippines from the Asian peninsula. These were the Aetas, Indonesians and Malays.

The Aetas

The Aetas or Negritoes were the first group of people who came to the Philippines through the land bridges. They were small, about four feet tall. They had dark skin, flat noses, thick lips and black kinky hair. They used bows and arrows as weapons. They used &yes and barks of trees for their clothing.

The Aetas were a wandering people. They had no permanent home. Most of them lived in caves at the mountainsides. Sometimes, they made temporary shelter made of twigs and leaves of trees. They moved from one place to another to get food. They gathered fruits, root crops and edible plants around.

The descendants of the Aetas can still be found in the mountains of Luzon, Mindanao, Panay, Mindoro and Palawan. They are sometimes called Ita, Baluga, Agta or Ati.


ORIGIN OF THE PHILIPPINES It is believed that before the end of the Ice Age, about 70,000,000 years ago, our country was connected to the mainland of Asia by long strips of land. These strips of land 5 years ago

ORIGIN OF THE PHILIPPINES

It is believed that before the end of the Ice Age, about 70,000,000 years ago, our country was connected to the mainland of Asia by long strips of land. These strips of land served as land bridges. It was said that people in the mainland could travel by land to the Philippines without crossing the sea.

After the Ice Age, high tide occurred. Large blocks of ice melted. It was during this high tide that the land bridges submerged in water. The Philippines was then separated from Asia.

The similarity of the natural plants and animals in the mainland of Asia and that of the Philippines may prove that the Philippines were once a part of the mainland of Asia.

There are several theories given by scientists as to the origin of the Filipinos. One of these theories explains that the Philippines was once inhabited by the Tabon men who resembled the Java men and who lived about 250,000 years ago. These people lived in caves and used stones as tools for gathering food.

A famous American archaeologist, three waves of people came to the Philippines from the Asian peninsula. These were the Aetas, Indonesians and Malays.

The Aetas

The Aetas or Negritoes were the first group of people who came to the Philippines through the land bridges. They were small, about four feet tall. They had dark skin, flat noses, thick lips and black kinky hair. They used bows and arrows as weapons. They used &yes and barks of trees for their clothing.

The Aetas were a wandering people. They had no permanent home. Most of them lived in caves at the mountainsides. Sometimes, they made temporary shelter made of twigs and leaves of trees. They moved from one place to another to get food. They gathered fruits, root crops and edible plants around.

The descendants of the Aetas can still be found in the mountains of Luzon, Mindanao, Panay, Mindoro and Palawan. They are sometimes called Ita, Baluga, Agta or Ati.


piunx 4 years ago

this helped ma with my documentary report


cerlita estillana bender 4 years ago

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sailor_16(me) 4 years ago

pls help me in my report in history about philippines


louisa dennis 4 years ago

hello


CHRISTINE MORALINA 4 years ago

THIS HISTORY IS VERY NICE AND VERY WONDERFUL........

./.. KUNG CNU MAN ANG MY ARTICLE NI2 AY NAPKAGALINA NIA

CONGRATS...

UR SO GENIUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


john welfred rosales 4 years ago

the history of the philippines gives me a credit why i am here captivating my endeavor... thanks God for helping me to search an idea about this... God blessssssssss


dfdfghdhdh 4 years ago

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vaneza 4 years ago

mga boyshit mo.............lis0d kaauuuuuuuuuuuuuuu.........!


beybes 4 years ago

nice:)


Jho31 4 years ago

Ohh!! That's my assignment in my subject in PHILIPPINE HISTORY..


popoy 4 years ago

saun kau na....


LHEA 4 years ago

ITS NICE TO RESEARCH!..... TO THE HISTORY OF THE PHILIPPINES!...


vanessa 4 years ago

this is the most beautiful country because i am proud to be

a true filipino!


mj 4 years ago

it's more fun in the philippines! sana dumami ang tourist attraction sa pilipinas!


weki 4 years ago

like really??


xchan 4 years ago

this is my assignment !1,,thanks god !ay find it.


FIRAZA 3 years ago

THIS IS MY REPORT IN HISTORY,,,,,


Julius 3 years ago

Tnx kaayo ooo


rusty kho 3 years ago

yes..thanks po at may assignment na ako sa philippine history..luv u


hannah 3 years ago

good..


ian :) 3 years ago

my assignment :))) haha


khire 3 years ago

nice.....


rencel :)) 3 years ago

ayuss!!


Darkred 3 years ago

Sobrang ganda at simple po, suggestion ko lang po. Sana po nakalagay din kung sino man ang gumawa po nito kasi kasama rin po sa report namin 'yon eh heheh.. .


miich 3 years ago

ahhmff,, i love it,, ganda ng philippines,, we r so lucky to have this, history..

everytym, we have to research about history.. . ,,


neil ian pepito 3 years ago

guys what are the three land bridges connecting the Philippines to mainland asia?

really need your answer now

thank you


Winsie Vanzuela 2 years ago

I like what was being detailed and it really helps a lot in our assignments..

Thank you guys. God bless

:)


ella marie 2 years ago

ohh my God it was so great hehe

it really help me to get some idea

for our oral tomorrow @bsu

mwaaah : ) thank you for having

each of the words :/


fermin 2 years ago

...Its so nice to read all information

about our province..............


mejimaer 2 years ago

gravveeeeeeeeee nice kay ayawn ko


Johng726 2 years ago

Thanksamundo for the post.Really thank you! Awesome. fdkdeafekfdd


KYEI 2 years ago

AMAZING!! ^___^


ro_wenz 2 years ago

nice :')


ruby 22 months ago

nice..awesome:)


Chan 15 months ago

Thanks. this will be my reference.


Jennifer Napolereyes 15 months ago

Marami akong natutunan tungkol dito salamat!!!!


Rica 15 months ago

ang gnda nang explanation nya.. nka summarized nba to??


Carlo Capule 15 months ago

hi kamusta mga kababayan kong pilipino!!!!!??????may taga westfeild ba dyan!!!???


jade jazel calamba rosales 15 months ago

SARANGHAE :)


sheila 10 months ago

thanks for this information it will help for my class reporting next week. and before of that i learn much.. i understand every information it given by words or sentence..Thanks


Nicci 2 months ago

Thanks for the info!


Shakerlyn Jersey 7 weeks ago

Thanks for the information that you given to us, laking tulong mo para sa pag aaral namin :)


Shiny_Umbreon639 6 weeks ago

Why does it say &yes and?

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