Tsinoys in the Nation

NATIONAL LEADERS OF CHINESE DESCENT

tsinoy leaders

From left: Chief Justice Claudio Teehankee (1918-1989); President Corazon C Aquino (1933-2009); Archbishop of Manila Jaime Cardinal Sin (1928-2005)

Only their names, and sometimes only their ancestry, are clues to the two worlds and the two cultures, which their families had straddled. The contemporary Tsinoys bearing the twin virtues of their heritage continue to enrich history and make a strong impact on all aspects of Philippine life.

TSINOYS IN NATION BUILDING

relief ops

Volunteers of Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran distribute relief goods in the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda.

The modern-day Tsinoys, their industries and enterprises, outreach and development projects, civic consciousness and zeal in addressing Philippine concerns are products of this transformation.

Medical and relief missions, volunteer fire brigades, school-building projects, charity clinics, orphanages, farmers’ centers, agricultural ventures, consumer products and enterprises that have become household words, support the government’s poverty alleviation programs and highlight the Tsinoys contributions in nation-building efforts.