The photograph below is from the October 19131 edition of the quarterly bulletin and captioned: “Balayan-Tuy Road, finished section (Batangas Province).”
|Photo of a finished section of the Balayan-Tuy Road. Image digitally extracted from the 1913 edition of the Bureau of Public Works Quarterly Bulletin.|
This second photograph below is also from the same edition and shows an unfinished section of the same road while it was still under construction. It was captioned, “Balayan-Tuy Road, under construction (Batangas Province).”
|A portion of the Balayan-Tuy Road still under construction in 1913. Image digitally extracted from the October 1913 edition of the Bureau of Public Works Quarterly Bulletin.|
In the report on the project written by one J.H Caton, he noted that among the chief exports of western Batangas was sugar, and that Balayan was the primary shipping center in the area for the rice and corn that the area did not produce in bulk. The road from Tuy to Balayan, therefore, was intended to facilitate the movement of not only the rice and corn entering the area but also the sugar produced for export outside of western Batangas.
Notes and references:
1 “Bureau of Public Works Quarterly Bulletin, Volume 2 No. 3,” compiiled by C.A. Tansill, published October 1913 in Manila by the Bureau of Public Works.