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Lio Mangubat

Over the past two decades, Lio Mangubat has worked as an editor in various print and digital publications in the Philippines, including,, and the local editions of K-Zone and Men’s Health. He has also written for the local editions of Cosmopolitan, Top Gear, Town & Country, and Esquire. In 2021, he founded the independent podcast The Colonial Dept., which continues to bring long-lost stories of Philippine history to life. Select episodes of this podcast were adapted to his first book, Silk, Silver, Spices, Slaves.


Currently, he lives in Manila and is editor in chief of Philippine publishing house Summit Books. Find him on Instagram at @liomangubat and @thecolonialdept

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