— Francis Escudero Filipino politician 1969
Context: Our party is the Philippines, and the members of our party are the Filipino people.
„This (Taiwanese fisherman shot by Philippines coast guard incident) is not a problem between the people of Taiwan and the people of the Philippines. This is a problem between the people of Taiwan and the Philippine administration.“
— Francis Escudero Filipino politician 1969
„Our defeat at Leyte was tantamount to the loss of the Philippines. When you [the Allies] took the Philippines, that was the end of our resources.“
— Mitsumasa Yonai Prime Minister of Japan 1880 - 1948
Quoted in Stanley Lawrence Falk, Decision at Leyte (1966), p. 319.
„We believe if the mainland really values how the Taiwanese people feel, and if it wishes to improve mutual political trust between both sides, it will grant Taiwan representative office personnel the right to visit (inmates) for humanitarian reasons.“
— Wang Yu-chi Taiwanese politician 1969
Wang Yu-chi (2013) cited in " Taiwan urges China to allow visits to Taiwanese prisoners http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/china-taiwan-relations/2013/10/27/392238/Taiwan-urges.htm" on The China Post, 27 October 2013
— Imelda Marcos Former First Lady of the Philippines 1929
At a press conference in Bloomingdale's, at the opening of the Philippine exhibit, cited in Ang Katipunan (May 1982).
— Chen Shui-bian Taiwanese politician 1950
— Epifanio de los Santos Filipino politician 1871 - 1928
The Philippine Republic. 1928. Washington, D. C., C. H. Tavenner., p. 19
„I said, to the people of the Philippines whence I came, I shall return. Tonight, I repeat those words: I shall return!“
— Douglas MacArthur U.S. Army general of the army, field marshal of the Army of the Philippines 1880 - 1964
After his arrival in Australia from the Philippines https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEbwuehH35I (30 March 1942)
„The Latin American people believed and feel that we Filipinos form past of that vast family, the children of Spain. Thus, although Spain ceased to govern those countries many years ago and although another nation is sovereign in the Philippines, those Latin-American peoples feel themselves as brothers to the people of the Philippines. It is the Spanish language that still binds us to those peoples, and the Spanish language will bind us to those peoples eternally if we have the wisdom and patriotism of preserving it.“
— Manuel L. Quezon president of the Philippines from 1935 to 1944 1878 - 1944
As quoted in Ambeth R. Ocampo's Chulalongkorn's Elephants: The Philippines in Asian History, Looking Back 4 (2011)
— Iwane Matsui Japanese general 1878 - 1948
Quoted in "Nips to Keep Philippines Even if Tokyo Falls" - Los Angeles Times - February 4, 1945.
— Ambeth R. Ocampo, Rizal Without the Overcoat
„I am more than seventy years old. Having lived under different regimes, from Japanese colonialism to Taiwan’s recovery, I have greatly experienced the miseries of the Taiwanese people. In the period of Japanese colonialism, a Taiwanese would be punished by being forced to kneel out in the sun for speaking Tai-yü. The situation was the same when Taiwan was recovered: my son, Hsien-wen, and my daughter-in-law, Yüeh-yün, often wore a dunce board around their necks in the school as punishment for speaking Tai-yü... [Taiwanese peoples’] lives are influenced by history. I think the most miserable people are Taiwanese, who have always tried in vain to get their heads above the water. This was the Taiwanese situation during the period of colonialism; it was not any different after Taiwan’s recovery [that is, the rule of the Chiang-era KMT]. I have deep feelings about this.“
— Lee Teng-hui former President of Republic of China 1923
Chung-yang jih-pao (Central Daily News), International Edition, 1994-04-16), as quoted in Hsiau, A-chin, "Language Ideology in Taiwan: The KMT’s language policy, the Tai-yü language movement, and ethnic politics," Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development (1997), 18.4, p. 302
„Both the 228 Incident (White Terror in Taiwan) and the June 4 Incident (Tiananmen Square Incident in Beijing) are like mirrors, reminding the leaders on both sides of the Taiwan Strait to engage in soul-searching and learn lessons.“
— Ma Ying-jeou Taiwanese politician, president of the Republic of China 1950
Ma Ying-jeou (2013) cited in: " Ma calls for rights tolerance in China http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2013/06/05/2003563998" in The Taipei Times, 5 June 2013. Statement made in commemorating the 24th anniversary of the Tiananmen incident, 4 June 2013.