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Ties that Bind


The history between Philippines and China goes back a long way and had further intensified when migrants make their way from China’s coastal regions to the Southeast Asian country to seek out a better life for themselves and their families. Little wonder that some Filipinos like to say, “There’s a little Chinese in me.” And in the age of social media, more Filipinos are getting a chance to discover their roots in China, especially with the help of relative finder advocates.

This episode chronicled the journey of an elderly Filipino to China after he found out that he had relatives in China. The trip to Quanzhou turned out to be an emotional one for Abraham Go whose father left behind a family in China that Go previously had not known existed.

Separately, correspondent Barnaby Lo went on his own personal voyage to Jinjiang to discover his Chinese roots. Both sets of his family left China for the Philippines in the 1930s.

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Ties that Bind


The history between Philippines and China goes back a long way and had further intensified when migrants make their way from China’s coastal regions to the Southeast Asian country to seek out a better life for themselves and their families. Little wonder that some Filipinos like to say, “There’s a little Chinese in me.” And in the age of social media, more Filipinos are getting a chance to discover their roots in China, especially with the help of relative finder advocates.

This episode chronicled the journey of an elderly Filipino to China after he found out that he had relatives in China. The trip to Quanzhou turned out to be an emotional one for Abraham Go whose father left behind a family in China that Go previously had not known existed.

Separately, correspondent Barnaby Lo went on his own personal voyage to Jinjiang to discover his Chinese roots. Both sets of his family left China for the Philippines in the 1930s.

 

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Ties that bind CREDITS

CORRESPONDENT/WRITER: BARNABY LO

ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS: WANG SISI

CINEMATOGRAPHY/PRODUCERS: ROBERT MALICSI, ROLLIE MALICSI, MARK SALUDES, WU TIANBAI

MUSIC: PEACH ABUBAKAR

EDITING: REICHELLE DOMINGO

SPECIAL THANKS TO: Bahay Tsinoy (www.bahaytsinoy.org)