The common, widely accepted explanation is that these Filipinos had ancestors who came from India or “bumbays” as they were called, a term now considered derogatory. The answer is actually correct, but it begs for more historical explanation.
Filipina Muslim royals had very little freedom, their affairs limited to household activities. However, historical records show that a few exceptional queens and princesses, like those featured on this list, wielded great influence that changed the course of Muslim socio-political history.
Here are some battles that prove just how rabidly fierce Pinoys are when it comes to fighting. Leonidas would have been proud of us.
In 2001, Filipina fighter pilot Mary Grace Baloyo didn’t choose the easier way out to save the lives of over 200 families. This is her inspiring story of heroism and self-sacrifice.
After all, Italians live in Italy and Malaysians are the people of Malaysia. So why on earth can’t they call us Philippians or Philippinos? The answer lies in our history, and it’s a tad complex than you thought.
There are Rizal monuments all over the world, but there are other Filipino personalities who have been acclaimed for different achievements; honored abroad in the same way. Here are a few of them.