Tsinoy Culture

Chinese influences in Philippine culture

First published in Tulay Monthly 1, no. 3 (August 1988): 7 Did you know that the Filipino word lithaw (plough) and the word puthaw (axe) came from the Chinese words luey-thaw (犁頭) and po-thaw (斧頭) because it was the Chinese who taught the Filipinos the new techniques of farming, fruit growing and vegetable gardening? The […]