If the definition of Hispanic is 'A person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race' if my mother was Filipino, could I be considered Hispanic? After all, they were a Spanish colony for 300 years and only after WWII given soverignty. 85% of the population is Catholic. Her father spoke Spanish, she does also. Although its in Asia, could I be considered 'hispanic'?