Why are there a lot of “Hawaiians” in the Philippines?

The first time I landed at NAIA in Manila I saw several planes of the Hawaiian Airlines.

I asked why there were that many planes from Hawaii on the runways and I was told that there are lots of Filipino migrants in Hawaii and that was understandable because Filipinos are everywhere.

What sounded a little strange though is that I was told that there are also a lot of Hawaiians in the Philippines.

I wondered why in the world would people from Hawaii migrate to the Philippines. Europeans, Americans or Australians don’t migrate to the Philippines en mass to look for work.

The guy insisted that there are indeed a lot of Hawaiians in the Philippines. Not only are there Hawaiians, he said, but there are also other races such as patayan and suntukan.

At which I realized that the Hawaiians he was talking about was, in reality, awayan meaning “quarrels” (patayan meaning “killings” and suntukan meaning “punching or beating”).

Because the Philippines has a hot tropical climate, sometimes people have some mainit ang ulo (hot-headed) temper….

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