The discovery ofyear-old evidence of human activity in a cave in Kalinga province has revived the discussion on who were the first inhabitants of the Philippine islands. The National Museum proudly announced the discovery, billing it as the product of a collaborative archaeological effort helmed by researchers from different countries and institutions. What has baffled the scientific community is that the uncovered site points to human activity predating the previous record holder by more than six hundred thousand years.
By and large, knowing more about our past is almost the same as discovering treasures that have long been shrouded in obscurity. Long before YouTube made a pop star out of Charice, Filipino musicians were already knocking Americans off their feet. InAntonio Maligmat passed away at the age of 62 while Albert and Eddie Maligmat, the two youngest brothers, now live and, as of this writing, continue to share their music in Hawaii.
Oxfam invited typhoon survivors to share their self-portraits. Whether you find it narcissistic or empowering, a selfie is an affirmation of identity, presence, and connectedness: an avatar of yourself in a given moment, shared with the world. These images matter, first and foremost, as a reminder of the typhoon that struck the Philippines three months ago.
It is also the first time that the richest person in the country is one of purely Filipino descent. He passed away in January. Harley, Henry Jr. Completing the list are San Miguel Corp.
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The history of the Philippines is believed to have begun with the arrival of the first humans    using rafts or boats at least 67, years ago as the discovery of Callao Man suggested. Groups of Austronesians later migrated to the islands. Scholars generally believe that these social groups eventually developed into various settlements or polities with varying degrees of economic specializationsocial stratificationand political organization.
Filipinos Filipino : Mga Pilipino  are the people who are native to or identified with the country of the Philippines. Filipinos come from various ethnolinguistic groups that are native to the islands or migrants from various Asia-Pacific regions. Currently, there are more than ethnolinguistic groups, each with its own language, identity, culture and history.
It is thought that the earliest inhabitants of the Philippines lived some 40, years ago. On Palawan human bones have been found that date to about 22, years ago. Stone tools dating to 30, to 40, years ago have also been found on Palawan See Tabon Man Below. Analysis of these tools shows that they have similar features to tools found on Kalimantan Indonesian Borneo.
The find pushes back the earliest evidence for human occupation of the Philippines by more thanyears, and it has archaeologists wondering who exactly these ancient humans were—and how they crossed the deep seas that surrounded that island and others in Southeast Asia. The team dated the bottom sediment layer to aboutyears old, the rhino tooth to aboutyears old, and the top sediment layer to aboutyears old. So who were these ancient people?