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ORIGIN OF THE PHILIPPINES

Updated on June 19, 2013

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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      Shiny_Umbreon639 

      2 years ago

      Why does it say &yes and?

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      Shakerlyn Jersey 

      2 years ago

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

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      Nicci 

      2 years ago

      Thanks for the info!

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      sheila 

      3 years 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

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      jade jazel calamba rosales 

      3 years ago

      SARANGHAE :)

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      Carlo Capule 

      3 years ago

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

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      Rica 

      3 years ago

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

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      Jennifer Napolereyes 

      3 years ago

      Marami akong natutunan tungkol dito salamat!!!!

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      Chan 

      3 years ago

      Thanks. this will be my reference.

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      ruby 

      3 years ago

      nice..awesome:)

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      ro_wenz 

      4 years ago

      nice :')

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      KYEI 

      4 years ago

      AMAZING!! ^___^

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      Johng726 

      4 years ago

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

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      mejimaer 

      4 years ago

      gravveeeeeeeeee nice kay ayawn ko

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      fermin 

      5 years ago

      ...Its so nice to read all information

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

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      ella marie 

      5 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 :/

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      Winsie Vanzuela 

      5 years ago

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

      Thank you guys. God bless

      :)

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      neil ian pepito 

      5 years ago

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

      really need your answer now

      thank you

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      miich 

      5 years ago

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

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

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      Darkred 

      5 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.. .

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      rencel :)) 

      5 years ago

      ayuss!!

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      khire 

      5 years ago

      nice.....

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      ian :) 

      5 years ago

      my assignment :))) haha

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      hannah 

      5 years ago

      good..

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      rusty kho 

      5 years ago

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

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      Julius 

      5 years ago

      Tnx kaayo ooo

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      FIRAZA 

      6 years ago

      THIS IS MY REPORT IN HISTORY,,,,,

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      xchan 

      6 years ago

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

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      weki 

      6 years ago

      like really??

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      mj 

      6 years ago

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

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      vanessa 

      6 years ago

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

      a true filipino!

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      LHEA 

      6 years ago

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

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      popoy 

      6 years ago

      saun kau na....

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      Jho31 

      6 years ago

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

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      beybes 

      6 years ago

      nice:)

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      vaneza 

      6 years ago

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

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      6 years ago

      LOL its not nice hahahahahahahahahahahaha

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      john welfred rosales 

      6 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

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      CHRISTINE MORALINA 

      6 years ago

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

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

      CONGRATS...

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

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      6 years ago

      hello

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      6 years ago

      pls help me in my report in history about philippines

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      6 years ago

      roger my name cerlita estillana i love your massage and i hope you contiue. and i live in pennsylvania usa.

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      6 years ago

      this helped ma with my documentary report

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      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 

      7 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.

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      abc 

      7 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.

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      jade indina 

      7 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

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