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Toplist: Tisoy heartthrobs in showbiz

Oct 23, 2013

The term "Filipino-mestizo," or in slang, "tisoy," connotes Filipinos with foreign blood. The term right away describes the Filipino-Spanish; the half-Filipino, half-American; also the Tsinoy or Chinese-Filipino.

The mixed lineage can be traced partly to migration and intermarriage, but mostly to the fact that the Philippines was colonized by three nations—Spain, the United States and Japan—for a period longer than it has been an independent state.

Showbizlandia happens to be the perfect industry to spot these Filipino-mestizos.

In the last week of October, PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) continues to celebrate United Nations month by naming showbiz's top Pinoy heartthrobs with foreign lineage.

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