It is believed that the first group of immigrants to come by sea to the Philippines were the Indonesians about 5,000 years ago. They drove the existing Negrito tribe, which had arrived in the Philippines about 25,000 years ago, from their land. Indonesians had two dominant groups. One group was tall with light skin, large foreheads, high noses and thin lips. The other group of Indonesians were shorter, darker, with large noses and thick lips.
The Malays came about 2,000 years ago and also arrived in boats. The physical characteristics of the Malay people were medium height, brown skin, dark eyes, flat noses, and straight black hair. The Malays drove the Indonesians into the forests and lived in low lying areas. The basis for this information comes from this link. One of my most faithful female supporters and top female commentator, Christine, gave me the inspiration for this post and provided me with photos of Filipinas with the classic Indo Malay look. The previous photo is of 2011 Ford Supermodel of the World, the stunning 17-year-old Filipina beauty,Danica Flores Magpantay. Christine had given me a different picture of Danica, but I hope you don’t mind that I found another picture on Flickr that I’ve posted.
Next person that Christine suggested to me is Pokwang (dressed in black in this photo) a popular Filipina comedian that appeared on the old “Wowowee” show. Many thanks again to Christine for this topic, and I hoped you enjoyed the little history lesson and a look at just several of the beautiful Filipinas that could be found in the Philippines that are representative of the Indo Malay look. But talk about diversity! I’ll be doing a future post of being a redneck in the Philippines thanks to an idea from Dan the Man, recipient of a “Poopy” for being one of my top commentators this past January. If you ever have an idea for a post you would like to see in “PhilippinesPlus.com,” just drop me a line or leave a comment. I’m always interested in what my readers would like to hear about. Thanks in advance!