2. THE FIRST FILIPINOS
Who were the first people to live in
What happened to them?
Where are they now?
These questions on the past cannot
fully be answered even by the best
scientist who study about our early
3. The best explanation we have
about our distant past comes from
the three main sources:
The story of God’s creation in the
The theories of evolution made by
Legends and fairytales made up
by imaginative people.
4. A. THE BIBLICAL STORY
According to the Holy Bible, all men and
women originated from the first man
(Adam) and the first woman (Eve)
Fr. Francisco Colin, a Jesuit historian,
wrote that the first settlers of our
country was Tharsis, son of Javan and
great grandson of Noah.
5. THE THEORY OF
Theory of EvolutionTheory of Evolution
It is a belief that man cameIt is a belief that man came
from apelike creatures whofrom apelike creatures who
lived thousands of years agolived thousands of years ago
in caves and have very crudein caves and have very crude
6. Waves of Migration TheoryWaves of Migration Theory
They believed that early FilipinosThey believed that early Filipinos
came from “waves of migrationcame from “waves of migration
• Core Population TheoryCore Population Theory
oEarly Filipinos came fromEarly Filipinos came from
settlers within the islands notsettlers within the islands not
from outsidefrom outside
•First man in the
•Lived in Palawan about
25,000 years ago
•They were short with
bushy eyebrows and a
8. GROWTH OF THE FILIPINOS
They grew in number and improved their
10. 1. THE
The first people to come to theThe first people to come to the
They were called Atis or AetasThey were called Atis or Aetas
They came across land bridges fromThey came across land bridges from
mainland Asia about 25, 000 yearsmainland Asia about 25, 000 years
The Negritos were very small peopleThe Negritos were very small people
and less than five feet tall.and less than five feet tall.
They were called Negritos becauseThey were called Negritos because
they have black skin, short kinky hair,they have black skin, short kinky hair,
thick lips, and black noses.thick lips, and black noses.
11. 2. THE INDONESIANS
They were the first immigrants to
come by the sea to the
They came about 5, 000 years ago
and sailed in boats from South
There were two types of
1. tall, with light skin, large
forehead, high nose and thin lips
2. shorter and darker, large nose,
12. 2. THE INDONESIANS
Indonesians were more advance than the
They lived in permanent homes and used fire
to cook their food.
They lived by hunting, fishing, and small
They painted their bodies with colorful figures.
13. 3. THE MALAYS
The Malays came after the Indonesians, about 2, 000
They also arrived in boats from Southeast Asia.
They were medium in height, brown-skinned, with dark
eyes, flat noses and straight black hair.
The Malay were more civilized than the Indonesians.
14. 3. THE
Some legends describe the coming of the Malays.
It tells how the first ten Malay Datus left Borneo and came to Panay
They bought the land from the Negritos.
This legend is now celebrated in the famous “ati-atihan” fiesta and
The Filipinos today come from the Malay or brown race.
They lived in larger villages, had government, writing,
music, arts, and sciences.
They lived by agriculture, fishing, mining and trading.
15. C. LEGENDS AND FAIRY TALES
There are two famous legends aboutThere are two famous legends about
the early Filipinosthe early Filipinos
1.1. The Story of Malakas and MagandaThe Story of Malakas and Maganda
2.2. The Story of the Brown PeopleThe Story of the Brown People