Majapahit and Srivijayan Connection: Comparable to a sovereign of high status, various rulers of other kingdoms in Southeast Asia (Madjapahit or Srivijaya) would be wearing such golden upavita--the sacred thread. (Pre-Hispanic Philippines | Local and Foreign Issues | Pinoy Exchange)
Majapahit and Srivijayan Connection: Spaniards banned the trading-seafaring ways of the Indios or East Indians and relegated the trading to Chinese traders who were kept under control in a district called Parian. (Pre-Hispanic Philippines | Local and Foreign Issues | PinoyExchange)
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