A Glimpse on the Anatomy of the Tribulations and Successes of the Chinese-Filipino in Lanao del Norte


This paper examines the various challenges encountered by the Chinese-Filipino in the Philippines, specifically in the municipality of Tubod and in Iligan City. It is relatively appropriate to state that the role and contributions of these Chinese-Filipinos in the Philippines has been considerably of significance since they are always associated with economic development. Primarily, this is because of their economic dominance in the community along with their methods and skills in commercial activities with the locals despite being just the minority in terms of number. The purpose of this paper is to provide insights on how the Chinese-Filipinos were able to adjust and cope up with their “new home” since migrating from their motherland in China. Personal interviews were made in both localities together with the data and documents that were gathered to substantiate the qualitative approach of this paper. However, the scope of this paper focuses only to the municipality of Tubod and in Iligan City wherein a small number of Chinese-Filipinos started to settle and engage themselves in the commercial trading of the area in the late 1850s. Being the minority in their newly preferred places, various challenges were faced by these Chinese-Filipinos such as their social exclusion to the community, political deprivation from the colonial government, cultural refusal to assimilate to the locals and their economic power that led to the implementation of policies and laws to curb their control.

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Rose Langbid, Mindanao State University, Philippines
Michael Anthony Ngo, Mindanao State University, Philippines

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Conference: ACSS2015
Stream: Social History

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