Tamad nga ba si Juan?

First published in Tulay, Monthly Chinese-Filipino Digest 2, no. 5 (October 22, 1989): 8-9. Sa aking trabaho, paminsan-minsa’y may nakakasama akong taga-ibang bansa, at tuwing may pagkakataon, sa mga pakikipag-usap ko sa kanila, paarok kong itinatanong: Ano ang masasabi nila sa Pilipino? Madalas na nababanggit bilang positibong katangian ang pagiging masayahin at palakaibigan ng mga …

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Bago maging kulelat  

First published in Tulay Monthly, Chinese-Filipino Digest 2, no. 6 (November 19, 1989): 7, 11. Kamakailan, habang sakay ng pampasaherong dyip, isang nakatutuwang palabas ang aking nasaksihan. Tumatakbo noon ang sasakyan sa isang kalyeng mistulang munting smokey mountain dahil sa mga nakatambak na basurang sabihin pa‘y naghahatid ng di nakawiwiling amoy sa ilong ng mga …

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Facts and myths about Chinese in PH economy  

Excerpted from “Chinese in the Philippine economy: Facts and myths” published in Tulay Monthly, Chinese-Filipino Digest 1, no. 12 (May 14, 1989): 5. Ninety percent of the Chinese in the Philippines are productive citizens permanently residing in this country. Therefore, their capital and their businesses are part of the native economy. Their profits are re-invested …

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Beyond prejudices

First published in Tulay Monthly, Chinese-Filipino Digest 2, no. 7 (December 24, 1989): 7, 12. Dr. Randy Bulatao, eminent sociologist, in his study on ethnic prejudices (against Muslims and against Chinese) concluded that,  “Childhood prejudices and narrow loyalties may be diluted and overlaid with specific concerns as one matures, but they remain latent and capable …

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The Chinese in Spanish colonial economy

First published in Tulay Monthly, Chinese-Filipino Digest 1, no. 11 (April 16, 1989): 4. Philippine-Chinese relations has, in spite of some strains, lasted through the centuries. It began in pre-Hispanic times when the traders sailed the south seas and bartered Chinese silk and other wares with the native Filipinos. Their numbers rapidly increased when the …

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