Manila is the capital city of the Philippines.
In 1742, Templar John Harrison was stationed in Manila to look for Isu sites throughout Asia. Although unsuccessful in his search, the time there allowed Harrison to pick up the trail of the Precursor box once held by the Assassin Shao Jun and trace its journey out of China into the West Indies.
During the Seven Years' War, the Templars sent agents to the city to disrupt the interests of the Spanish presence there. As a result, Manila was conquered by the British but the city and the nation was returned to Spain after the war.