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Rappler's latest stories on Filipino-Chinese


[OPINION] Like us, the Chinese are victims of the virus and a despotic government

Feb 04, 2020 - 2:02 PM

'We have to remember that for every rambunctious Chinese tourist, there are tens of thousands more who are good people trying to enjoy our beautiful country'

Racism more dangerous than novel coronavirus – FilChi business group

Feb 01, 2020 - 7:54 PM

'Spreading fake news and racist, xenophobic messages can be more dangerous than the virus itself,' says the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry

Duterte hopes Chinese-Filipino community to continue ‘charitable acts’

Jan 25, 2020 - 3:41 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte once again highlights the 'friendship' between the Philippines and China in his Chinese New Year message

CHINESE NEW YEAR MESSAGE. President Rodrigo Duterte says charitable efforts from the Filipino-Chinese community benefits the Philippines as a whole. File photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

'Don't generalize,' Filipino-Chinese bizmen appeal amid drug accusations

Nov 16, 2019 - 2:42 PM

'Let us be more careful in making public statements that may unnecessarily create rancor, conflicts, misunderstanding, and promote unfair stereotypes,' says the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry

Photo of Henry Lim Bon Liong, president of the Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry

Filipino-Chinese 'friendship dome' to rise in Marawi

Aug 15, 2018 - 12:10 PM

11 Filipino-Chinese groups provide funds for the multipurpose building, a replica of which was presented to President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte receives the replica of the Marawi Filipino-Chinese Friendship Dome from Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) President Domingo Yap II during a ceremony at Malacañan Palace on August 14, 2018. Joining the President are Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council Chairperson Eduardo del Rosario and House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Chinese tourist visa application guide: Tips and reminders

Jan 08, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Here are all the requirements and steps that Philippine passport holders should go through to get their Chinese visa

Photo by Joshua Berida

FAST FACTS: Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry

Oct 20, 2016 - 11:30 AM

Perhaps a sign of the organization’s loyalty to both China and the Philippines FFCCCII has constantly pushed for both countries to settle the maritime dispute peacefully

IN NUMBERS: Philippines-China relations

Oct 18, 2016 - 2:38 PM

UPDATED Although the two countries have been locked in territorial tug of war issues they have maintained ties Here s a quick overview of their relationship – as told in latest available figures

Bongbong Marcos hits nepotism in government

Apr 19, 2016 - 10:44 PM

The vice presidential candidate also says the government lacks an overarching fiscal and investment plan

Fil-Chinese businessmen welcome Duterte’s peace, order agenda

Jan 23, 2016 - 10:15 AM

Some have misgivings however about Duterte s promise to end crime saying It s easier said than done How will he make sure policemen don t go overboard and just kill whoever they want?

Why F. Sionil Jose may just be our Donald Trump, Part 1

Aug 01, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Racists – including but especially the old ones – often see the world in black and white terms Real history however is a lot much grayer and complicated than what his jaded xenophobic mind wants us to believe

Beware of false prophets

Jul 26, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Or why F Sionil Jose can t argue his way out of his own prejudices

What businessmen want to hear from Aquino's final SONA

Jul 25, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Business leaders weigh in on what they consider the biggest success and failure of the Aquino administration with less than a year to go before a new leadership steps in

SPELL OUT PLANS. Businessmen would rather hear President Benigno Aquino III’s future plans during his last SONA rather than his achievements. Illustration from Shutterstock

‘Filipino’ is not a race: Another open letter to F. Sionil Jose

Jul 14, 2015 - 1:15 PM

My fear Manong is that your recent columns may contribute to a further racialization of a category that was never racial to begin with

The problem with loyalty oaths

Jul 11, 2015 - 7:53 PM

Has anyone imagined the logistical nightmare of translating a call for action of Filipino Chinese communities into actual policy?

World’s largest Chinatown arch unveiled

Jul 07, 2015 - 1:11 PM

Some members of the Chinese Filipino and Binondo community are however unhappy with the newly inaugurated Chinatown arch

Photo from Kimberly Go

China urges trade with PH across 'sea of peace'

Jul 04, 2015 - 11:30 AM

The problem lies with President Aquino says a Chinese official whose grandfather was buried in the Philippines

'MARITIME SILK ROAD.' A diorama at the Quanzhou Maritime Museum in Fujian, China, depicts part of the ancient 'maritime silk road' that includes the disputed South China Sea. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

A summer of sacred cows

Jun 18, 2015 - 1:00 PM

Awards and headlines can make you forget that the public will respect you more if you also recognize that as a human being you are capable of erring But that is really difficult for public personae to accept these days

China to PH: We can properly handle differences

Jun 09, 2015 - 12:29 PM

Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua hopes for a bright and prosperous future for the two countries relations as they mark 40 years of diplomacy

Aquino's 'Nazi' jab spoils PH-China ties' 40th anniv

Jun 09, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The Philippines and China mark 40 years of diplomacy as a sea dispute brings them to the lowest point of their relationship

ENVOY NOT THERE. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III attends the Independence Day celebration of the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Inc on June 8, 2015. Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua doesn't attend the event. Photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Philippines and China: Beyond the sea dispute

Jun 08, 2015 - 5:53 PM

There are voices suggesting that Chinese Filipinos will side with China in the event of war This is truly unfortunate because there is no doubt in our minds that we are Filipinos who love this country

TRACING ROOTS. At least once during their stay in high school, students of Xavier School visit China to 'trace their roots' and undergo character formation. Photo courtesy of Fr. Ari C. Dy, SJ

Moët Hennessy cheers rising economy, makes a major push in PH

Apr 25, 2015 - 6:50 PM

The ultra luxury brand which has been around in the country since 1903 is now making a ‘major push’ to attract young affluent Filipinos to cognac and champagne

Moet Hennessy starts a major push into the Philippine market driven by the rising economy. Photo by Chris Schnabel / Rappler

Aquino to Fil-Chinese bizmen: Pay right taxes, share blessings

Mar 27, 2015 - 5:43 PM

President Benigno Aquino III urges Filipino Chinese businessmen to make an effort to give their employees a little more

President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech during the Opening Ceremony of the 30th Biennial Convention of the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) at the Function Room 5 of the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City on Friday (March 27, 2015). This year’s theme is “Gearing Up for ASEAN Integration and Sustainable Growth.” (Photo by Benhur Arcayan / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

PH gov’t urged to set aside differences with China

Feb 19, 2015 - 7:03 PM

China is a big source of opportunity for more businesses income and jobs and the country would not want to miss that the leader of the Filipino Chinese business community says

Filipino-Chinese commerce head urges gov't to stop antagonizing China over territorial dispute

COA: P75M from Drilon's 2011 pork barrel unaccounted for

Nov 30, 2014 - 6:51 PM

Non-government organization Federation of Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc received the funds for the construction of 138 school buildings in 2011

China: Maritime dispute with PH 'temporary'

Jun 10, 2014 - 7:56 PM

Despite rising tension in the South China Sea China s ambassador to the Philippines gives assurances to President Aquino that Beijing also values peace and stability in the region

TEMPORARY PROBLEM. President Benigno Aquino III was assured by the Chinese ambassador that the maritime dispute between the two countries is temporary. File photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

Aquino to Fil-Chinese tycoons: Support small businesses

Mar 29, 2014 - 10:43 PM

The President cites the growth it can potentially bring: In 2011 micro small and medium enterprises generated a total of 6 3 million jobs

Her Yin and Yang: A woman’s journey towards finding her true identity

Feb 19, 2014 - 4:52 PM

Is there irony in defying your culture s standards and embracing its heritage at the same time? One woman shares her tale

Of race and gender clashes: Do women rise above labels?

Jan 29, 2014 - 8:21 PM

5 women of different cultural backgrounds share their WHIPIT stories

"INSTEKTO." Anna Mae was unfazed by unconventional, racist taunts during her childhood. Photo courtesy of Anna Mae Yu Lamentillo

'Filipino-Chinese tax evaders will be prosecuted'

Mar 24, 2013 - 10:47 AM

The government will prosecute the Filipino Chinese businessmen like any other Filipino who is not paying their taxes says deputy spokesperson Abigail Valte

PAY TAXES. President Benigno Aquino III witnesses the presentation of Plaque of Recognition to outgoing Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) president Tan Ching presented by FFCCCII chairman emeritus Lucio Tan on March 22, 2013. Photo by Gil Nartea / Malacañang Photo Bureau

Scarborough in the eyes of Filipino-Chinese

May 12, 2012 - 5:00 PM

Many who are perceived by others as Chinese do not even see themselves as Chinese

WEIGHING IN. Chinese Filipinos tell Rappler their thoughts on the Scarborough Shoal dispute.