According to the wiki article bwiiian posted the British took control of Manila from 1762-1764...maybe too many San Miguels when he wrote his post?
Oh and Madonna is American not British!
hmm.. Maradonna from American? i was thinking he is from Argentina.
Quoting Swept Away
Well, your visiting the Philippines for the 5th time, thats really great. But any local will tell you, that it was never, even for 4 minutes became a British colony.
1972 -1974 Britain fought the Spanish in Manila and took control.
1972-1974??? What the hell was I thinking? Indeed it must have been too many San Migs!!
It was of course 1762-1764.