QUOTE (martin_nuke @ Nov 27 2005, 03:17 AM)
i was referring to mexican spanish. i believe that not all filipinos have spanish blood but in my family tree, i was able to trace my ancestry and i really have a grandfather from mexico who probably have spanish blood. there was a time in since the 15th century there where some 200000 filipinos went to mexico and some of the mexicans went to the philippines and i dont know how many. my friend also who is a filipino have mexican ancestors also.
the philippines have corn but it really it came from mexico and philippines and mexicans have similar cultures and we also have the same currency the peso so the philippines and mexicans are really connected.
I don't mean to sound condescending, but I am just giving input.
First of all, the Peso was created by the Spaniards in the Spanish Empire. Mexico isn't the only country that uses Peso, a lot of coutries in South America do too. So using that as a bond really isn't helpful, since more than just Mexicans use it, and it was a creation by the Spaniards.
I do know that it was the Spanish Mexicans that went to the Phillipines though. Never heard of the Filipinos going to Mexico, this is the first time I have. I have heard of Germans, as I had a friend that was German/Mexican, since his grandparents came from WWII Germany.