February 1, 2018

Proclamation No. 124 s. of 1927 Reserving Land in Balayan for School Purposes

A school building in Batangas town early during the American colonial era.  Image from the public domain publication "A Tribute of Love to the Memory of Anna \Elizabeth Hahn."
A proclamation signed by the Acting Governor-General of the Philippines Eugene A. Gilmore in 1927 reserved land and withdrew it from sale or disposition so it could be used to build school facilities. The proclamation was numbered 124.

The contents of the proclamation1 are provided below, along scans of the historic document below the text:
BY THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL OF THE PHILIPPINE
ISLANDS — A PROCLAMATION

No. 124

Pursuant to the provisions of section sixty-four (c) of Act Numbered Twenty-seven hundred and eleven, I hereby reserve for school purposes, and withdraw from sale or other disposition, the following-described parcels of land belonging to the Insular Government, situated in the municipality of Balayan, Province of Batangas, Island of Luzon, more particularly known as lots numbers four hundred, four hundred one, and four hundred eight-A of Balayan cadastre, B. L. case number one and described as follows, to wit:

Lot 400. — Beginning at a point marked 1 on Bureau of Lands plan Swo-10334, S. 84° 53' E. 481.62 m. from B. L. L. M. No. 1, Poblacion, municipality of Balayan, thence N. 13° 40' W. 25.93 m. to point 2; N. 74° 01' E. 19.25 m. to point 3; S. 14° 57' E. 25.65 m. to point 4; b. S. 73° 15' W. 19.84 m. to point 1, point of beginning.

Containing 504 square meters.

Points 3 and 4, on bank of Tui-tuiban Creek.

Bounded on the north, by lot No. 401; on the east, by Tui-tuihan Creek; on the south, by Calle H. de Palikpikan; and on the west, by property claimed by the Insular Government of the Philippine Islands (Gaudencio Cudizal).

Lot 4Ol. — Beginning at a point marked 1 on Bureau of Lands plan Swo-103S4, N. 88° 29' E. 440.33 m. from B. L. L. M. No. 1, Poblacion, municipality of Balayan, thence N. 68° 14' E. 13.48 m. to point 2; N. 69° 06' E. 31.81 m. to point
3; S. 13° 33' E. 41.54 m. to point 4; S. 74° 01' W. 19.25 m. to point 5; S. 73° 33' W. 22.43 m. to point 6; N. 18° 31' W. 37.68 m. to point 1, point of beginning.

Containing 1,717 square meters.

Points 3 and 4, on bank of Tui-tuihan Creek.



Bounded on the north, by properties claimed by the Insular Government of the Philippine Islands, heirs of Francisco Martinez Garcia, and Maria C. Mojica; on the east, by Tui-tuihan Creek; on the south, by lot No. 400 and property claimed by the Insular Government of the Philippine Islands (Gaudencio Cudizal) ; and on the west, by property claimed by the Insular Government of the Philippine Islands (Jose Mojica and Eugenio Tolentino).

Lot 408-A. — Beginning at a point marked 1 on Bureau of Lands plan Swo-10334, N. 77° 41' E. 359.74 m. from B. L. L. M. No. 1, Poblacion, municipality of Balayan, thence N. 74° 01' E. 46.23 m. to point 2; S. 18° 52' E. 12.76 m. to point 3; S. 76° 36' W. 46.68 m. to point 4; N. 17° 17' W. 10.65 m. to point 1, point of beginning.

Containing 543 square meters.

Bounded on the north, by properties claimed by Patricio Aliño et al.; on the east, by properties claimed by the Insular Government of the Philippine Islands, heirs of Francisco Martinez and Maria C. Mojica; on the south, by properties claimed by the Insular Government of the Philippine Islands and Patricio Aliño; and on the west, by properties claimed by the Insular Government of the Philippine Islands and Rafael Apacible.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Government of the Philippine Islands to be affixed.

Done at the City of Manila, this sixth day of October, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and twenty-seven.

[SEAL.]

Sgd.:

EUGENE A. GILMORE
Acting Governor-General
Below are scans of the proclamation in both English and Spanish:
Proclamation No. 124 s. of 1927, English version.
Proclamation No. 124 s. of 1927, English version.
Proclamation No. 124 s. of 1927, English version continued.
Proclamation No. 124 s. of 1927, Spanish version.
Proclamation No. 124 s. of 1927, Spanish version.
Proclamation No. 124 s. of 1927, Spanish version continued.
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Notes and references:
1
Proclamation Nos. 62-140 (1927),” online at the Internet Archive.

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