Look its very difficult to break from the US, with a large Filipino American community who remit a lot of dollars to support our economy. But he can tap on the grievances that is simmering beneath the surface. The FILIPINO PRIDE, We wanted Respect and being treated as coequal.
This is true, but I am thinking if increasing Chinese immigration to the Philippines can mitigate this situation, especially when the Chinese Filipino population reaches a point where their votes will be a big factor in the elections. From my observation, Chinese populations in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia have positive attitudes towards China. If ethnic Chinese population in the Philippines reaches at least 5-10 million, China will cement its influence in the country for many generations to come.