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Philippines, Guam, Caroline Islands & Marianas Islands were all part of Spanish East Indies aside from our Austronesian connection (1565-1898)
They also called this areas as Nueva Filipinas (New Philippines) and governed from Manila. Guam was the stop over of the Acapulco-Manila Galleon trade.
According to wikipedia that the percentage of people from these areas of Filipino Descent
- Northern Marianas Islands (45-55%)
- Guam (30-45%)
- Palau (15-25%)
A sizeable proportion of the current population of the Northern Marianas Islands (45-55%) and Guam (30-45%), as well as that of Palau (15-25%) is of Filipino descent. Some of the local peoples in the previously stated territories also use Filipino names and surnames (one example is the surname Pangelinan, which comes from the Filipino surname Pangilinan). The current Chamorro population is believed to be partly of Filipino descent, both through historic links, specially during Spanish rule, and in the present through transmigration.
Pinar del Río Province (Formerly known as "Nueva Filipinas"), One of the provinces in Cuba.
Aside from those Filipinos that settled in Mexico during the Spanish Colonial Rule.
The city and province was originally founded by the Spanish as Nueva Filipinas (New Philippines) due to the huge influx of Filipinos who arrived from the Manila Galleons. They brought with them tamarind (also known as sampaloc), camisa de chinos, and arroz caldo (also known as arroz caldoso)
Known as Chinos Manila among the local population, the Filipinos worked the huge tobacco plantations much like how they did in the present provinces of Ilocos Sur, Tarlac, Ilocos Norte, Cagayan and Isabela in their home country. During that time, the Spanish colonizers had a virtual monopoly of the tobacco trade through their company, the Tabacalera.
The world renowned La Flor de Isabela cigars (named after her Royal Majesty Queen Isabella II) were first cultivated in the Philippines in the Hacienda San Fernando, Hacienda Isabel, Hacienda Antonio and the Hacienda Luisita (all of these haciendas were later purchased by the Tabacalera or the Compania general de Tabacos de Filipinas sociedad anonima). After Mexico declared independence, the trade of the Manila Galleons was broken. The Tabacalera shifted the cultivation of these cigars to Cuba since the Philippines was too far to govern without Mexico in between. The Isabela cigars achieved much fame due in part because of the American's appetite for cigars when Havana was a Las Vegas-style playground before the tenure of President Fidel Castro.
Nueva Filipinas was renamed Pinar del Río in 1774 at the same time that the old colonial capital of Guane lost its superiority.
(Previously, the old capital of Guane was named after the Gaane district in the Maluku Islands. During the Spanish times, the area was referred to as Las Islas Moluccas. Gaane in Indonesia is still located in the southern tip of Halmahera island. To this day, the Moluccas island group is the only area in predominantly Muslim Indonesia that has a Christian majority. The Moluccas or Spice Islands is also the scene of ongoing violent communal fighting between Christians and Muslim Jihad groups. During the 16th and 17th centuries, Ternate island was the most important of the Moluccas islands in Indonesia. Ternate island is right off the coast of nearby Halmahera island where the town of Gaane is also located. At that time, Spain, Portugal, England and the Netherlands quarreled over their claim to get hold of the monopoly of the spice trade of the world.
In fact, Isabella I of Castile (for whom the city of Isabela, Basilan and Isabela (province), Philippiines was named) and her husband Ferdinand II of Aragon coveted the islands so much they sent Christopher Columbus and many conquistadores to find it. In 1655, however, the Spaniards had to withdraw from the Moluccas in order to concentrate their forces in Manila. This was to fortify themselves against the threatened attack of a Chinese warlord, Koxinga. In moving out of the Moluccas, the Spanish missionary who went with the troops took along with him some 200 Moluccas Christians, better known as Márdikas. To this band of 200 Moluccas Indonesian immigrants can be traced the origin of Chabacano or Creole Spanish in the Philippines).
Afterwards, some Filipinos moved to Havana's big Barrio Chino or Chinatown. Others jumped ship to Louisiana. Others sailed back to Sinaloa and Jalisco in Mexico. Those with money went to Spain or back to Manila (and brought with them Escabeche a la Cubana which is a favorite dish to all Filipinos which they almost always serve using fish). The rest intermarried with the Cuban population.
Those who stayed quickly lost their Filipino ties since many among the Filipinos were like the local Cubans. They can speak Spanish, they were Catholic, they have to pay taxes or tributos, and they were treated like slaves by their Spanish masters. (Back in the Philippines, entire provinces were assigned to grow tobacco and nothing more. Those caught stealing a single leaf of tobacco or caught growing the food staple, rice, were hit with sugarcane or sentenced to death by garrote). Nonetheless, their children survive to this day. That is why there are Filipino or Chinese-Filipino sounding surnames in Cuba, such as Tampico, Magalan (from Magalang or to show respect), Batunbacal (from Batungbakal), Maquilin, Sumayao (to dance), Parian, Mabolo, Pilapil, Alimoron (from Alimurung), Nacpil, Gotiaco, Piat, Singson or Singzon, Tuason or Tuazon, Hizon or Hison, Dizon or Dison, Hinojosa or Hinohosa, Gandionco, Quiambao, Salambao, Puyat, Edralin, et al.
Important Cuban-Filipinos include the Azcarraga Fessner family, whose patriarch was Marcelo de Azcarraga y Palmero, the first Prime Minister of Spain with Indian blood, whose mother was a Filipina from the Lizarrabal and Palmero families. 
Pinar del Rio was one of the last major cities in Cuba founded by the Spanish.
Philippine Map during the "Spanish East Indies" during 1898 - Guam, Yap, Marianas Islands, Caroline Islands & Palau were basically treated as Province of Islas Filipinas (Philippines) for more than 300 yrs.
Similar with Filipiniana dresses (2 Chamorro)
Chamorro-Spanish Influence Dance
As a Malayo-Polynesian here are
Some common words in Filipino and Chamorro.
Philippine Heads of State & Government and Their Legacy
Several former residents of Malacañang Palace and Palacio del Gobernador, including Spanish and American Governor-Generals and Heads of State represented by the Spanish Monarchy in Madrid have places named after them. See full list.
Miguel López de Legazpi
+ Legazpi, Albay
Guido de Lavezares
+ Lavezares, Samar Norte
Gómez Pérez Dasmariñas
+ Dasmariñas, Cavite
Alonso Fajardo de Tanza
+ Tanza, Cavite
Sebastián Hurtado de Corcuera
+ Corcuera, Romblon
José Francisco de Obando y Solís
+ Obando, Bulacan
Simón de Anda y Salazar
+ Anda, Bohol
+ Anda, Pangasinan
José Basco y Vargas
+ Basco, Batanes
Félix Berenguer de Marquina
+ Mariquina, Manila
Rafael María de Aguilar y Ponce de León
+ Aguilar, Pangasinan
Pascual Enrile y Alcedo
+ Enrile, Cagayan
Francisco de Paula Alcalá de la Torre
+ Alcala, Cagayan
+ Alcala, Pangasinan
Antonio de Urbiztondo y Eguía
+ Urbiztondo, Pangasinan
Manuel Pavía y Lacy
+ Pavia, Iloilo
Fernándo Norzagaray y Escudero
+ Norzagaray, Bulacan
Ramón María Solano y Llanderal
+ Solano, Nueva Vizcaya
José Lemery e Ibarrola Ney y González
+ Lemery, Batangas
+ Lemery, Iloilo
Rafaél de Echagüe y Bermingham
+ Echague, Isabela
José de la Gándara y Navarro
+ Gandara, Samar
Manuel José María Eugenio MacCrohon y Blake
+ Macrohon, Leyte Sur
Juan Alaminos y Vivar
+ Alaminos, Laguna
+ Alaminos, Pangasinan
Manuel Blanco Valderrama
+ Valderrama, Antique
Joaquin Jovellar y Soler
+ Jovellar, Albay
Emilio Aguinaldo y Famy
+ Aguinaldo, Ifugao
+ Famy, Laguna
+ General Emilio Aguinaldo, Cavite
William Howard Taft
+ Taft, Samar Oriental
Luke Edward Wright
+ Wright (Paranas), Samar
+ Lakewood (Lake Leonard Wood), Zamboanga del Sur
Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina
+ Quezon, Bukidnon
+ Quezon, Isabela
+ Quezon, Manila
+ Quezon, Nueva Ecija
+ Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya
+ Quezon, Palawan
+ Quezon, Quezon
+ Quezon Province
Sergio Osmeña y Suico
+ Sergio Osmeña Sr., Zamboanga del Norte
Manuel Roxas y Acuña
+ President Manuel A. Roxas, Zamboanga del Norte
+ President Roxas, Capiz
+ President Roxas, Cotabato
+ Roxas, Capiz
+ Roxas, Isabela
+ Roxas, Mindoro Oriental
+ Roxas, Palawan
Elpidio Quirino y Rivera
+ President Quirino, Sultan Kudarat
+ Quirino, Ilocos Sur
+ Quirino, Isabela
+ Quirino Province
Ramón Magsaysay y del Fierro
+ Magsaysay, Davao del Sur
+ Magsaysay, Lanao del Norte
+ Magsaysay, Misamis Oriental
+ Magsaysay, Mindoro Occidental
+ Magsaysay, Palawan
+ Ramon Magsaysay, Zamboanga del Sur
Carlos García y Polístico
+ President Carlos P. Garcia, Bohol
+ La Carlota, Negros Occidental
+ Ciudad Fernandina (Vigan), Ilocos Sur
+ Isabel, Leyte
+ Isabela, Basilan
+ Isabela, Negros Occidental
+ Isabela Province
Eulalia de Borbón
+ Puerto Princesa, Palawan
+ Alfonso, Cavite
Mercedes de Orleans
+ Reina Mercedes, Isabela
+ Amadeo, Cavite
Infanta de España
+ Infanta, Pangasinan
+ Infanta, Quezon
Principe de España
+ El Principe (Aurora Province)
Casa de Borbon
+ Borbon, Cebu
+ Real (Puerto Real), Quezon
Other former Malacañan residents and relatives with places named in their honor.
Aurora Antonia Aragón y Molina
+ Aurora, Isabela
+ Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur
+ Aurora Province
This historical links of Austronesian (Malayo-Polynesian) link and Spanish East Indies territories between Philippines, Guam, Yap, Marianas and Caroline Islands explain why Filipinos and the Chamorros connected to each other. A lot of Filipinos were sent in Hawaii too specially in Ilocos to plant sugar cane & pineapple during American Colony in the Philippines, you'll see a vast population in Hawaii of Filipino Descent.
Filipino laborers arrive
Hawai`i Sugar Planters' Association (HSPA) began recruiting workers from the Philippines in 1906 after their access to Chinese, Japanese and Korean labor was limited by immigration legislation. The end of the Spanish-American War in 1898 ceded the Philippines to the United States and allowed movement of Filipinos between and among American territories. By 1909, HSPA undertook large-scale importation of Filipino workers and by 1930 approximately 100,000 had arrived in the Islands.
Poor economic conditions and a string of natural disasters in the Philippines motivated workers to try Hawai'i. The first wave of immigrants were mostly Ilocano from the northern regions of Luzon. Others were Visayan and Tagalog from the central islands of Cebu, Leyte and Siquijor as well as southern Luzon. Sold on a glamorized version of plantation life, they accepted a 10-dollar advance, free passage, a three-year job commitment and free plantation housing. The reality on arrival was six-day work weeks, working 10-hour days in sugarcane fields or 12-hour days in the mill. After their stint of backbreaking work, half the workers left Hawai'i, either moving on to the U.S. mainland or returning to the Philippines.
In 1934 immigration from the Philippines was limited to 50 persons per year, but in 1946 a new recruitment drive brought 7,000 workers to Hawai'i. In 1965 immigration quotas were finally eliminated and a new flood of Filipinos arrived. This last large group was mostly Ilocano, urbanized and well-educated. Unlike earlier groups made up of mostly single men, later immigrants came as families, settled permanently in the Islands and became U.S. citizens.
So don't be surprised if you'll see a Hispanic-Pacific Islander-Asian
(mixed together lol that came out like this video)
Kundiman Filipino Music
Kundiman (originally spelled Cundiman) is a genre of traditional Filipino love songs. The lyrics of the Kundiman are written in Tagalog. The melody is characterized by a smooth, flowing and gentle rhythm with dramatic intervals. Kundiman was the traditional means of serenade in the Philippines.
The Kundiman came around to be an art song at the end of the nineteenth century and by the early part of the twentieth century, its musical structure was formalised by Filipino composers such as Francisco Santiago and Nicanor Abelardo (February 7, 1893-March 21, 1934); they sought poetry for their lyrics, blending verse and music in equal parts.
Sa Libis ng Nayon by Sylvia La Torre
Sylvia La Torre is also one of the best filipina singer
singing Philippine Folk Songs aside from Pilita Corrales
After the Christmas and New Year Holidays.
It's time for Philippine Festivals
PULILAN CARABAO FESTIVAL - Pulilan, Bulacan’s Town Fiesta are the kneeling carabaos, the fiesta is being held to honor & give thanks to their Patron Saint, San Isidro Labrador. Celebrated every 15th day of May.
Since the declaration of Spain-Philippines friendship day every June 30 on Feb 5, 2003. Spain and the Philippines has started a good relation until the extent of bringing the Spanish language back to its Official status in the Philippines aside from English. Tagalog as our National Language.
Personally, I think they should be bring back Spanish as one of the official languages in the P.I. and of course, keep my favorite language, English, as the other official language. Can't get Spain out of the Philippine equation, it's just a huge part of it's history. A big dent I must say. Besides, it also has some economic advantages .
I've met people from the P.I. that speaks Spanish (including my dad).
I've read from the tons of Wiki's that if you marry a Filipino or Filipina citizen you can apply for Filipino citizenship. And if you have a child that is born in the P.I. with foreign parents, the parents can go through a process to obtain citizenship. Wonder, if you can buy yourself citizenship in the P.I. ... if you invested so many billions or even millions of $$$ in the P.I. , you can obtain P.I. citizenship?
Marinduqueños were able to carve for their province a unique religio-cultural identity that merits international promotion as a premier Lenten destination. Mr. Darin Rogers and other tourists from USA that we interviewed said that they came to know about Moriones Festival through the Lonely Planet.
The Marinduque Senakulo in Boac, supported by the provincial government, is composed of three parts--the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the Beheading of Longinus. In the last episode of "Senakulo," which was about the character of Longinus, the actor interacted with the audience telling them emphatically that Christ rouse from the dead--true to the objective of this type of activities during Lent since the Spanish era, teaching the people about the Christian faith.
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