The Pre-Colonial ‘Filipino’ Pirates Who Terrorized China in 1174 AD

While it is well-known that our ancestors often traded with the Chinese who came to our shores hundreds of years ago, lesser-known is the fact that it was actually the pre-colonial Filipinos who reached China’s shores first—not the other way around.

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Thousands in China are descendants of an ancient Filipino king. Here’s how it happened.

There’s something about China’s past most Filipinos overlook these days. This story, believe it or not, is a glue that holds the history of both countries together. And it all started, of all places, in a tomb.

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