In 1904, the Philippine Commission saw fit to transfer jurisdiction over several barrios of Tanauan to the Municipality of Taal. These barrios were Bayuyungan, Bugaan, Balaquilong, San Gabriel and Binirayan. In the present day, all these barrios are part of the Municipality of Laurel, which separated from Talisay in 1961.
The formal separation of these barrios from Tanauan and transfer to Taal was ordered through Act Numbered 1244 of the Philippine Commission, the contents of which are provided below:
AN ACT Anncxing the barrios of Bayuyuñgan, Bugaan, Balaquilong, San Gabriel, and Binirayan, now a part of the municipality of Tanauan, Province of Batangas, to the municipality of Taal, in the same province.
By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine Commission, that:
SECTION 1. The barrios of Bayuyuñgan, Bugaan, Balaquilong, San Gabriel, and Binirayan, now a part of the municipality of Tanauan, in the Province of Batangas, are hereby annexed to the municipality of Taal, in the same province.
SEC. 2. The municipal elections in Taal and Tanauan in December, nineteen hundred and four, shall be held in accordance with the rules contained in Act Numbered Seven hundred and thirty, as amended by Act Numbered Nine hundred and twenty-eight. When the new municipal officials shall have been elected and shall have qualiﬁed, the present organization of each of the municipalities mentioned in section one of this Act shall be thereby abolished, so that all the present municipal officials of said municipalities shall cease to hold ofﬁce as soon as the new officials shall have taken the oath of office. Until the ofﬁcials elected for the municipalities of Taal and Tanauan, as described in section one, shall have qualified, the present organization of the existing municipalities shall continue.
Sec. 3 The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section two of “An Act prescribing the order of precedure by the Commission in the enactment of laws,” passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred.
Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage.
Enacted, October 7, 1904.