HomeAnuaryo/Annales: Journal of Historyvol. 13 no. 1 (1995)

The First Filipino and Mexican Expatriates During the Spanish Colonial Years

Cornelio R. Bascara



During the Spanish colonial years, the Filipinos established colonies in the southwestern Pacific coasts of

Mexico. They were not migrant workers but prisoners and galleon deserters. On the other hand, the Mexicans came to the Philippines as soldiers and bureaucrats.