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  1. Manila, Captaincy General of the Philippines 15,000–25,000 [1] Fearing an uprising by the large Chinese community in the Philippines, the Spanish colonists carried out a massacre, largely in the Manila area, in October 1603.

  2. The history of the Philippines from 1565 to 1898, also known as the Spanish Philippines or the Spanish colonial period, was the period during which the Philippines were ruled as the Captaincy General of the Philippines within the Spanish East Indies, initially under New Spain until Mexican independence in 1821, which gave Madrid direct control over the area.

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