From 1565 to 1946, the Philippines was under the rule of the Spanish, the British, the Americans, and the Japanese. What are the stories that were lost between the cracks of those centuries? This is Occupy Pilipinas, a podcast by Summit Books.
Chapter 9: A Night of Ash and Lightning
Taal, 1911. In the wake of a devastating volcanic eruption, an ex-soldier finds a way to turn a quick profit as the colonial government scrambles to deal with the catastrophe.
Chapter 8: Blood in the Water
Narciso Claveria assembles his fleet, including three steam-powered vessels of war. This is the story of the Battle of Balangingi. Part 2 of 2.
Chapter 7: Steam, Sail, and Slavery
To stop the predatory slave raids of the pirates of Sulu, Governor-General Narciso Claveria turned to a deadly new technology: the steamship. Part of 1 of 2.
Chapter 6: Quarantines, Asymptomatic Carriers, and the Bubonic Plague
More than 120 years ago, Manila went into lockdown as the bubonic plague arrived. So how does 'Red Dead Redemption 2' figure into this forgotten piece of Philippine history?
Chapter 5: A Tattooed Prince, A Tattooed Slave
In the 17th century, the skin of a tattooed man (a slave purchased in Mindanao) was displayed in an Oxford library. We trace the tragic story.
Chapter 4: The Spy Ring Inside Club Tsubaki
In Japanese-occupied Manila, a small club becomes the city's hottest night spot. But what the Japanese don't know is that it's also the HQ of a spy ring that may help turn the tide of World War II.