February 2, 2018

Executive Order No. 68 1917 Defining the Boundary between Batangas and Cavite

Image source:  Google Earth.
Image source:  Google Earth.
On 24 August 1917, the Office of the Governor General Francis Burton Harrison defined the boundary line between the two provinces of Batangas and Cavite. The executive order1 issued by the office made mention of landmarks which in most probability would not be physically recognizable in the present day.

Below is the full text of the executive order:
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL OF THE
PHILIPPINE ISLANDS.

MANILA, August 24, 1917.

EXECUTIVE ORDER
NO. 68

Pursuant to the provisions of section eighty—two of the Administrative Code, the boundary line between the Provinces of Cavite and Batangas in the vicinity of Gonzales Mountain, is hereby defined and fixed as follows:



Beginning at Triangulation Station Sungay, a concrete monument on the highest point of Mt. Gonzales, or Sungay, thence S. 58° 34° W. for 2048.71 m. to a concrete monument marked P. L. S. on the top of Talisay Ridge; thence N. 74-10° W. for 2363.21 m. to a concrete monument marked P. L. S. on the top of Talisay Ridge; thence to triangulation station S. 8 of the U.S.A. Engineers, which is a bamboo filled with cement set in the ground on small knoll near the trail which runs along the top of the ridge; thence to a hard wood post set in the ground on top of the ridge, and accepted as the common boundary between Talisay, Batangas, and Silang and Amadeo, Cavite.

Sgd.:

FRANCIS BURTON HARRISON
Governor General

Below are scans of the historic document in both English and Spanish:

English version of Executive Order 68 series of 1917.
English version of Executive Order 68 series of 1917.
Spanish version of Executive Order No. 68 series of 1917.
Spanish version of Executive Order No. 68 series of 1917.

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Notes and references:
1Executive Order Nos. 1-113 (1917),” online at the Internet Archive.

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