One of the largest groups that gets ignored are our Filipino brothers and sisters.As a colony of Spain for just as many years as Mexico, the Philippine Islands have just as much Hispanic cultural influences as any other Latin American country.Sitting next to her, touching her hands or even kissing her are considered as offensive acts.

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September 15 marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month.

For a few weeks out of the year, everyone (and every brand) is trying to grab a piece of the Latino pie (some even refer to it as Hispandering Heritage Month.) There will be lots of folkloric dresses and dancing, lots of mariachis and sombreros, lots of taco and Margarita drink specials — you know cuz all Latinos are basically Mexican.

Since Spain was so far away from the islands, they were mostly governed as a territory of New Spain (Mexico).

As a result, Filipino Spanish also contains many Mexican Spanish words of Nahuatl (or Aztec) origin that did not exist in European Spanish.

He made a film about his “coming out” that recently aired on CNN, Documented: a Film by an Undocumented American.

The Filipino contribution to the farm workers’ fight for fair labor conditions in the sixties is often overlooked.

From history, to language, to food, Filipinos are much closer to Latinos than you might realize.

So here, we break it down for you: 10 reasons why Latinos and Filipinos are primos.

During his visits, he could not sit beside the girl.

It is indecent if the man advances himself with her.

Words like: bayabas (from guayaba), abokado (avocado), papaya, sayote (chayote), and zapote (sapote).