«Nearly two-thirds of the roughly 80 million ethnic Filipinos in the Philippines live on less than $2 a day. Forty percent spend their entire lives in temporary shelters. Seventy percent of all rural Filipinos own no land. Almost a third have no access to sanitation.
[...]But over time I have also had glimpses of how the vast majority of Filipinos, especially someone like Abique, must see the [ethnic] Chinese: as exploiters, foreign intruders, their wealth inexplicable, their superiority intolerable.»
Idea of the say: the easiest myths to spread are those that are based on resentment, and create resentment. My favorite case is Native Americans whipping themselves into seething resentment based on the myth that "squaw" is an obscenity, as found in many placenames.