Good question bro and you have every right to know your ancestral origins and heritage. To answer your question, NO Filipinos were never Asians or Mongoloid. But lets look at where the name Filipino comes from. Most people don't know this or don't emphasize on it too much, but the first people to be called Filipinos were the white Spaniards who colonized the islands. They called themselves Filipinos after naming the colonized islands after King Philip II of Spain. Then the Christianized indigenous natives were called by it. After the islands broke free from Spain and to be later occupied by the Japanese and Americans, they stuck to the name considering all natives indigenous to the land a Filipino including the non-Christians.
The only reason why people MISTAKENLY think Filipinos are Mongoloid Asians, is because after WWII the bloody thieving colonialists divided up the world into contents based on their wrongful political views and own greedy interests, instead of basing it on commonalities of race, culture, language and genetics. The islands are pretty diverse even from the begging. Oh boi L☺s got it right, most Filipinos are Austronesian which is another word for Malayo-Polynesia. But did you know that there are black people who were indigenous to islands as well, who had been there for thousands of years? You could be mixed with some Astrolo-Melanesian too, like myself. There are many people out there who try to label Filipinos something else and they always gets it wrong. You can't believe everything you hear and there are a lot of inaccurate sources out there. The history of the islands is deep, if you want here are some links you can look up, these are accurate:
This also goes out to all Filipinos and non/Filipinos regardless of how much you know, because the knowledge I've just shared is truth.