For centuries, local immigrants from China have forged a path to establish a unique Chinese-Filipino culture in our country. Today, we list some of the most interesting facts about one of the most influential communities in the Philippines:
1. Most of the Chinese-Filipino community come from similar provinces
Most Chinese-Filipinos in the country can trace their roots back to either Fujian province or Guangdong province in the southern part of China. As such, many of them also share the same dialect, which is Hokkien. This particular language is spoken in plenty of countries (though in different accents): these include Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia and shows the extent of Chinese immigration across Asian countries.