So I thought I was Bikolian but I asked my mom where she's from and she said Daet, Camarines Norte. She can speak bikol and Tagalog but that makes us actually tagalog right? I'd be excited if so because there's more information on that ethnic group
Camarines Norte is part of the Bikolano homeland so she is most likely Bikolano not Tagalog. Just because she speaks Tagalog doesn’t mean anything as the language is literally forced on non-Tagalogs so just because she speaks Tagalog doesn’t mean anything because it is a forced language. My mom is Akeanon yet she speaks Tagalog (among 3 other Philippine languages other than Akeanon and Tagalog) simply because she was forced to learn it in school and it is the language she speaks at home with us because that is the only Philippine language my dad knows as he is a Tagalog. She was lucky enough to have learned her native tongue as her siblings other than her older sister only know Tagalog and English. However she was born in Zambales not in Aklan so her place of birth doesn’t represent what she actually is ethnically so place of birth doesn’t mean anything either at times.
Also what is wrong with being Bikolano? Bikolanos have a very rich ethnic history and culture. One of our known epics of the Philippines are found in the Ibalon nation (the original name of the Bikolano homeland). Bikolanos were fierce warriors, just like many of the Bisayans who they have a cultural affinity with and just like their Bisayan neighbors they were heavily tattooed. However they were also known farmers and traders just like their Tagalog neighbors further north of Luzon. One shouldn’t be ashamed of their ethnic group as it’s not only putting shame on your ancestors but it is also degrading yourself to want to be something you aren’t.