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Early Risers by Hugo C. Yonzon,1957

The Chinese in Philippine Trade

DID YOU KNOW…

…that in the late 1800s, the export-import trade in the Philippines was dominated by British merchants while the retail traffic was in the hands of the Chinese?
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…that the principal center of retail business in the Manila suburbs then was Rosario Street (now Quintin Paredes) while the finest of American and European shops were found on Escolta?
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…that the island of Binondo, on the northern side of old Manila, was the hub of economic activity in the late 1800s?
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…that even El Banco Español Filipino (originally called El Banco Español Filipino de Isabel 2), the first bank in the Philippines, relocated its head office to Binondo because Intramuros had become economically inactive?
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…that the bank moved to No. 4 Plaza Cervantes in Binondo in January, 1892 after acquiring a prime property from the Dominican friars in September, 1891?
 

 

  • address - tirahan
  • to annul -  ipawalang bisa
  • approved -  inaprubahan
  • completion - pagtatapos
  • date - petsa
  • duration - buong panahon
  • employment contract - kontrata sa trabaho
  • expiration - paglipas
  • extension - pagpapahaba
  • line - linya
  • notary - notaryo
  • notice - paalaala
  • page - pahina
  • partial - hindi kabuuan
  • passage - pagdaan
  • rejected - tinanggihan
  • to renew- magpanibago
  • review - suriin
  • signature - pirma
  • suspension - pagkatigil
  • termination - pagwawakas
  • terms - termino
  • time - oras
  • title - titulo
  • trial - paglilitis
  • uncertain - hindi tiyak