戴 (Dai, Te) in PH

First published in Tulay, Fortnightly Chinese-Filipino Digest 24, no. 9 (October 4-17, 2011): 5. 戴 (Dai in Mandarin, Te in Hokkien) is the 21st most popular Chinese surname in the Philippines. It ranks 57th in China. The surname Te originates from the imperial clan of the Zhou (周) Dynasty (1066-256 BC). When the first emperor …

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柯 (Ke, Cua) in PH

First published in Tulay, Fortnightly Chinese-Filipino Digest 24, no. 7 (September 6-19, 2011): 5-6. Although it ranks only 28th among Chinese surnames in the Philippines, the surname 柯 (Ke in Mandarin, Cua in Hokkien) is of special significance in the Philippines because it is the Chinese surname of Domingo Lamco, the great-great-grandfather of our national …

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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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鄭 (Zheng, Ty) in PH

First published in Tulay Fortnightly, Chinese-Filipino Digest 24, no. 5 (August 9-22, 2011): 5. The surname 鄭 (Zheng in Mandarin, Ty in Hokkien) ranks 21st among common surnames in China, and 19th among Chinese in the Philippines. The origin of surname Ty is quite simple. It originated in 806 BC when Emperor Zhou Xuan Wang …

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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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