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My 23andMe Results (Filipino)

My 23andMe Results (Filipino)



Hey yall, I re-did my 23andMe results vid to make it shorter; so sorry if this has annoyed you lol.

About me: I’m ethnically Filipino with my know ancestral background being of half Ilocano(Dad), and half Tagalog(Mom) descent. My dad is from Ilocos Norte, and my mom’s ancestry comes from Nueva Ecija and Bulacan which are both in Central Luzon. Both my parents were born and raised in the Philippines. I moved to the States when I was 3 and am a Filipino-American, but currently living and residing in Makati. I have no known Chinese or Spanish ancestry, just only what my DNA test results reveal to me. I’ve done the AncestryDNA test too but found 23andMe to be a little more accurate for now. I plan on making more vids about my other DNA results sometime in the future.

Peace out!

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39 thoughts on “My 23andMe Results (Filipino)

  1. I'm half Filipino half European American. Almost all the DNA companies I tested with showed me with some South Asian ancestry, but 23andMe did not. According to the Indian dude who was born in India (https://www.quora.com/How-seriously-would-you-take-the-DNA-ancestry-and-health-reports-from-a-place-like-23andMe), 23andMe has only a very small representative population of Indian people in their database, and 23andMe only tests going back 500 years. That could be the reason why it showed me as having no South Asian ancestry, while the other DNA testing companies like Family Tree DNA, LivingDNA.com, and Ancestry.com show me with South Asian results between 2%-3.5%.

  2. Ask any Filipino with a Spanish-sounding surname and they will tell you that their great-grandfather or great-grandmother was a Spaniard. Some families tell stories they heard from elders that their family actually came to the Philippines with Ferdinand Magellan or the other conquistadores! This claim is very common, but when you look for these so-called Spanish ancestors in the church records, you will notice that many of these were actually described as indios.

    The thing is, the Spaniards never fully intermarried with the natives in the Philippines as they did in Mexico, Venezuela, and their other former colonies. And according to verifiable archival documents, more than 90% of each town's population were described as indio (or native Filipino) in most church records. During the Spanish period one could be described as a peninsulares or a Europeo Espanol, an insulares or a Filipino Espanol, sangley, a mestizo (usually mestizo Espanol or mestizo sangley), infieles, or the most common of all: an indio.

    If one was a peninsulares, that meant he or she was a Spaniard born in Spain. An insulares was a Spaniard born in the Philippines. A sangley was a Chinese. A mestizo was a half-breed; a mestizo Espanol means he was half Spaniard and Filipino, while a mestizo Sangley meant he was half Chinese and Filipino. Those described as infieles were the Moslems who were usually taken into homes as servants or slaves. Finally, an indio was a native inhabitant of the Philippines.

    Other families may have had Spanish ancestors, but records in the church say otherwise. Of course it also very possible that a Spanish ancestor did exist in some cases, but after some time the descendants of the said Spaniard were considered local-bred and thus were identified as indio. This is highly likely, though we have no more records to prove it.

    The thing every Filipino has to understand upon starting a genealogical quest is this: the Claveria Decree of 1849 has many repercussions when it comes to Filipino culture in general, and in Filipino genealogy, in particular. Domingo Abella, former head of the National Archives, stated in his introduction that only time will tell if the decree has been bane or boon to Filipinos.

    On the one hand, because of this decree, Filipinos began to use surnames legally. Some historians would argue that Filipinos already had surnames prior to the decree, but based on my study of old records, only the Spanish, mestizo (part indigenous Filipino, part Spanish or Chinese), and Chinese families had surnames. Even half-breeds with surnames sometimes forgot they had surnames already. Moreover, the principalia (the ruling native families) were no different. Though many of them mimicked their Spanish overlords and had surnames, most of these were religious or very popular Hispanic surnames. I believe that Governor Claveria is to be appreciated for this decree simply because he made sure that the use of surnames is standardized and legalized. Forget the actual reason behind it (taxation, census, monitoring for the forced labor, etc.). What I am thankful for is the simple fact that had it not been for the decree, I believe I would have been called today as Todd Alexander, and my father before me would have been named Alexander Adriano, and his father would have been Adriano Wenceslao, and so on. The pre-1849 Filipino pattern of naming was predictive: if Jose’s father’s name is Pedro, then the boy would be known as Jose Pedro.

    Another conclusion made by Domingo Abella in the publication of the Catalogo is this: that genealogical study has been made more difficult because of the decree, especially once one goes beyond 1849. However, in my experience, I have not been able to encounter this difficulty. In fact, the surname decree has made my research beyond 1849 relatively easy. My great-great-grandfather, Bonifacio Lucero, was born prior to 1849, and was originally named Bonifacio Jose, the second name after his father Jose Lucero. If not for the surname decree, I would have had a hard time connecting him farther since Jose Lucero was sometimes known as Jose Luciano or Jose Francisco in different records. This, plus the fact that many records have been either lost or destroyed, would have made it more difficult to trace beyond 1849.

    One repercussion of this decree, however, remains painfully clear: many people in the Philippines whose surnames are the same should not automatically conclude that they are related. Whenever people would ask me about the possibility of relatedness between two people sharing the same name, I would always ask them if they know the origin of their family. If they tell me that the two same surnames come from the same town, I would confidently claim 95-99% probability of being related. If they are from different towns but from the same part of the province, there is a lesser probability of relatedness. One only has to remember that some provincial heads in 1849 distributed the same pages in the decree to two or three towns, thus there would always have been the high chance of duplication of surnames in these areas. And when one family name is found in two distant cities, towns, or provinces in the country, then the chances of being relatives are almost slim to none.

    In the end, it would be up to the patience of every Filipino wishing to unearth his roots to try hard to verify if his surname came only due to the 1849 decree, or if they’ve always had it in their family. Whatever its effects on Filipino historiography, the Claveria Decree is just another reminder of how colorful Philippine history is.

    Many families would later discover that, perhaps, the old stories told to them by their elders are, unfortunately, not accurate, such as being descendants of foreigners, having foreign blood, coming to the Philippines with Magellan, and so on. In the long run, one’s bloodline matters little. What is important is the tracing, preservation, and transmission of these histories so future Filipinos and their descendants will have an idea as to where they have been, and where they are headed.

  3. If only they could breakdown the southeast asian part. THERE ARE DIFFERENT TYPES OF US! I hate it when they just group us together.. I need to know which part of SEA im from.

  4. Wow you probably have an ancestor from Mexico. There was a lot of trading from Acapulco Mexico to Manila when the Spanish were colonizing both countries. It was called the Manila Galleon. A lot of Filipinos actually came to Mexico during that time. Since most Mexicans are mostly European and Amerindian. That’s why you probably have Amerindian. That is super cool.

  5. I hope Filipinos with non european blood will stop hating and stop acting like a little children. jealous little children making ignorant comments with your fake ass accounts.

    Jame G, fi stla, Iceman profiles belong to one person with fake accounts, this person is a creep.

  6. Having Spanish blood is not like being superior to others. Sometimes I believe that it is inferior in some ways since Spain is demonized by USA and History itself. I am annoyed when people are generalizing that Filipinos want Spanish blood. When it comes to physical features, it is a very complex so I don't also like people stereotyping Filipinos should only look like just one thing.

  7. Mestizo (half Filipino half Spanish or with other European genes)= guapa or guapo  ..Parang pure na putiMestizo ( 4-6th generations with other Asian lineage mix Spanish or other Europeans)= matangos ang ilong malaki ang mata at .oval ang shape ng mukha..Singkit, kung may lahing insik pero matangos ang ilong.HIndi malapad ang mukha..magandang lahi sila..Mestitsonggo( Karamihan sa mga pinoy,walang lahing Spanish o kaya ibang European)=Panget,at laging naniniwalang may lahi silang 'Ang lolo ko ay may lahing Kastila" na ang tutoo ay kasinungalingan la ang.. Katulad niyo ha ha ha..

  8. i used to think my pinoy friends exaggerate claims they have Chinese blood. but seeing most Filipinos have more Chinese blood than Spaniard blood on these DNA tests has proved me wrong

  9. Estos son mis resultados en 23andme, soy español:

    EUROPEAN 99.8%
    -SOUTHERN EUROPEAN 88.7%
    IBERIAN 65.2%
    ITALIAN 7.6%
    BALKAN 1.3%
    SARDINIAN 0.8%
    BROADLY SOUTHERN EUROPEAN 13.7%
    -NORTHWESTERN EUROPEAN 8.4%
    BRITISH & IRISH 3.1%
    BROADLY NORTHWESTERN EUROPEAN 5.4%
    BROADLY EUROPEAN 2.7%
    UNASSIGNED 0.1%
    AND LESS 0.1% AFRICAN
    0% Northafrican, Gipsy, arab, jewish,etc, etc

  10. I have noticed that most of the Filipino ancestry DNA's are very disappointing. I thought I would see more diversity from different regions from the world. Including europe, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America, etc.

  11. It's so ridiculous that you argue about European blood. Filipinos are a melting pot of Asian ethnicity. There are so many that have European blood. Some not. Fact: Filipinos are quite beautiful because of this. Know your history.
    I'm Chinese, Filipino, German, and yes….Mediterranean…Halo Halo baby.

  12. Im a Filipino guy wtf. My dad claimed that his great grandpa was a Spanish soldier in the 1890's My result was 8% southern european 39% East Asian 5% south Asian 48% South Asian. Ill post a video of it next week if i have time ?

  13. I'M LESS THAN 1% BLACK???

    Hells to da muddafuxin NO!
    GET da fuck on up oughtta here with all dat bullshit!

    I'm fixin to gets my money back!

    I'm nothing but Irish and
    remnant crumbs from different Crackers???

    BULL MUDDAFUXA SH!T!

    Don't make me roll up on all ya'll fools!
    Spray my venom…
    like, POW!!! Pow, B!TCHES!! POW!

    YA'LL be runnin when I'm gunnin
    quicka den dem Kenyans from sheets
    cause da feel of my heat
    will burn bunions on feet
    when ya'll kick dem bricks
    slicker then hicks flick shit!

     ANYWAYS, NOW LIFE SUCKS!!!
    I'M WHITE???
    PLEASE GOD, NO!!!!

    Now I be pulling up my pants and shit,
    I done hung up my cane,
    retired my pimp hand, (won't be needing that anymore)
    stopped walking with a limp
    and I stopped looking in the mirror

     But I still gots me a big ol' bad BLACK mudderfuxa, tho!!!!, YO!
    kno' what I mean, muddafuxa , fo real?!
    Maybe I don't be walking with a limp,
     but da Bitches do!! HA, HA!,
    Like lil' chicken headed weeble wobbles

    LORD HAVE MERCY ON DEM B!TCHES!!

    Sometimes I almost feel sorry for dem b!tches
    Ya'll feel me??

    dats my WORD, dog!

    Fuck all dat bullshits anyways…
    this Just be another way da Cracker be trying to keep da Brother Down

    dey playing PSYOPS on a Nigga!!

    Dees Niggas, Trying to steal my Identity???

    I can't be Black???
     fa real?
    fo real! (repeat many multiple times)

    FUX ALL YA'LL MUDDAFUXAS!

    ~A BROTHER TORN – THE REDEEMER

  14. Thanks for sharing! I'm half Filipino and half Afro-Caribbean. I got Euro Jew on both my ancestry and gedmatch results (shows up as Ashkenazi on gedmatch), and I'm pretty sure that comes from my filipino side. I saw a post somewhere online that you got a tiny bit of Euro Jew on your ancestry results. On any gedmatch calculators too? I'm just wondering if the Euro Jew is just some kind of noise in Filipino genes. What do you think?

  15. Cool, would like to see more Filipinos take this test. 😉 I saw somewhere online the results for this one Filipino guys test and it showed that he was mostly Eastern Asian/Polynesian with small percentages of South Asian and Central Asian. And 0% European.

    My mom is from the Philippines (Mindanao) from what I know she says she is Filipino with some Chinese ancestry. Her mother is suppose to be half Filipino and half Chinese and her father is just Filipino + all of my Filipino relatives have native Filipino surnames. It would be interesting to see my mom get this test.

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