Why do many Filipinos claim to be "Spanish" when those "Spanish" ancestors are really Mexican

No ship ever sailed from Spain to the Philipines, the only ships to Manila sailed from Mexico with Mexicans on board. The only "Spaniards" the Filipinos ever met, were from New Spain - todays Mexico.

Isn't the only "Spanish" blood ever to see the Filipines really Mexican?
Update: The Spanish ships went from Spain to Habana, Cuba, from there to Veracruz, Mexico. They were offloaded and cargo went on foot across Mexico to Puerto Vallarta or Acapulco, from there they sailed to Manila. Then they returned across that same path. No ship sailed around Tierra Del Fuego strait to the... show more The Spanish ships went from Spain to Habana, Cuba, from there to Veracruz, Mexico. They were offloaded and cargo went on foot across Mexico to Puerto Vallarta or Acapulco, from there they sailed to Manila. Then they returned across that same path.

No ship sailed around Tierra Del Fuego strait to the Philippines, or around Africa to the Philippines (Africa and India were in the Portuguese sphere so Spanish ships weren't allowed to follow that route).
Update 2: Magellan was Portuguese, and he is probably the only one to get to the Philippines without going from Mexico. His ships got there with a few men remaining. Of his fleet 18 men returned to Spain (though he was Portuguese). None of his men stayed in the Philippines. The Spaniards who conquered and settles the... show more Magellan was Portuguese, and he is probably the only one to get to the Philippines without going from Mexico. His ships got there with a few men remaining. Of his fleet 18 men returned to Spain (though he was Portuguese). None of his men stayed in the Philippines. The Spaniards who conquered and settles the Philippines were Mexican.
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