What is a Filipino? Looking at DNA for the answers

| | January 30, 2013
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What’s your mix? Remember that infamous advertising campaign a few months ago, which raised the ire of the Philippine public?  Extolling the virtues of Filipinos who were “mixed” —part-Filipino, part something else— it was really meant to be a celebration of diversity, but many saw it as praising the part-foreign among us.

At that time, someone asked me what I thought, and I remember being puzzled. You see, genetically I have no idea what it means to be “Filipino”.

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