[TRANSCRIPTION][This part of the transcription contains excerpts from the Report of the Civil Governor for the period ending 23 December 1903. This is merely the first of three parts of the 1903 report.]
|At the office of the justice of the peace during the American colonial Era. Image digitally extracted from the 1906 publication "America's Insular Possessions."|
and while there were no deaths from starvation, there were diseases incident to bad and insufficient food which carried off many. Among people thus badly nourished, cholera, too, found many victims.
[A section of the Governor’s report entitled “Conditions as to Tranquility” contains a series of communications between Apolinario Mabini, Philippine Revolution General Luciano San Miguel, and Civil Governor William Howard Taft. The communications are contained in a separate page with the link to it provided below:]
[The following section contains information about two sons of Batangas prominent during the Philippine Revolution. It is extracted from a section of the Civil Governor’s report entitled “Bandolerismo Statute.”]
[The following section contains excerpts relevant to Batangas taken from Exhibit D of the Civil Governor’s Report entitled “Statement Showing Actual Expenditures under the Congressional Relief Fund.”][p. 136]
[This section contains text from Exhibit I of the Civil Governor’s report, entitled “Report on Religious Controversies.”]
[Below are excerpts from Exhibit P of the Civil Governor’s report, entitled “Proposed Railway Lines in the Island of Luzon.”]
[The above section is followed by the proposed budget, which is no longer included in this transcription.]
[The section below is extracted from Exhibit X of the Civil Governor’s report, entitled “Report of the Executive Secretary to the Civil Governor.”]
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, Manila:
[The section below is an excerpt from a part of the Executive Secretary’s report which documented replies from the provincial governors to his inquiries about the food supply in the respective provinces.]
FERGUSSON, Executive Secretary, Manila:
great difficulty of getting employment is more and more felt for the poorer classes. Large clouds of locusts are hovering on the new rice plantations. Up to date, the work of the experts in the management of fungus has not produced satisfactory reports. Captain Boughton has extended his relieving work to destruction of locusts. Many towns are being given money for the purpose of buying dead locusts at 50 cents Mexican per cavan. It relieves the poor people very much; at the same time affords employment to able-bodied men, women, and children. The next rice crop is for September next. The prospect is middling fair and, if not destroyed, the next rice crop would be satisfactory, indeed. Despite the lack of laboring animals, the people have made every effort and large extents of lands are being planted with rice and corn. The lateness of rain in a few places impedes the completion of the plantations.
[The section below contains excerpts from Appendix J of the Executive Secretary’s Report to the Civil Governor and contains a brief report on mostly public works in Batangas as written by then-governor Simeon M. Luz.]
Executive Secretary, Manila:
[Below are the contents of Executive Order No. 23 issued by William Howard Taft which is relevant to the Province of Batangas.]
Manila, May 22, 1903.
By A. W. Fergusson, Executive Secretary.
Notes and references:
1 “Fourth Annual Report of the Philippine Commission, 1903, In Three Parts, Part 1,” by the Bureau of Insular Affairs, War Department, published 1904 in Washington D.C. by the Government Printing Office.
2 The gentlemen mentioned in the report were Galicano Apacible and Felipe Agoncillo, both members of the so-called Hong Kong junta.
3 General Luciano San Miguel of the Philippine Revolution.