Videos of Old Manila

I wrote a post over the weekend on the Philppine American War, and this got me to thinking (and hence googling) looking for videos of old, colonial Manila. Here is a compilation of the videos I found.  Great stuff.  The first one is a photomontage set to some Pinoy folk that sounds like Asin to me, but I can’t quite recognize the song (help?). The next two are photomontages put together by Filipinos and have beautiful kundiman music — tugs at your heart. The last two are American newsreels and show more — it’s better to just turn off the sound if you don’t want to be annoyed (regardless of whether you’re Filipino or American, the narration is annoying). Interesting from a social history pont of view.

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