Not all the pages were correctly interpreted by OCR (optical character recognition) scanning so had to be painstakingly retyped from the original documents, which is why Batangas History, Culture and Folklore refers to pages similar to these as “transcriptions.” The 1903 Report of the Philippine Commission came in 3 parts, and this page contains excerpts from the third and last part containing information about the Province of Batangas.
|An insular "normal school" during the American colonial era. Image digitally extracted from the 1903 Report of the Philippine Commission.|
[TRANSCRIPTION][This section is an excerpt from the Report of the Secretary of Commerce and Police.]
[From the Report of the Bureau of Engineering.]
[The section below is extracted from the Annual Report of Brig. Gen. H.T. Allen, U.S. Army Chief of the Philippine Constabulary. Presented are Inspectors, officers and men of the constabulary in several towns of Batangas.]
|Batangas||4||43||Capt. B.L. Smith. (S.I.)
Third Lieut. F. Johnson (S.O)
Third Lieut. N. Gonzales.
Third Lieut. C.V. McCoy.
|Taal||1||50||Second Lieut. C.M. Pendleton.|
|Tuy||1||80||Sub. Inspr. H. Concepcion.|
|S. Juan de Bocboc||1||24||Third Lieut. M. Castillo.|
|Tanauan||1||80||Sub. Inspr. L. Babiera.|
|Rosario||1||27||Third Lieut. F.L. Dunham.|
|In arrest in Tayabas||2|
[The section below is taken from the “Report of the First District, Philippine Constabulary, For the Year Ended June 30, 1903.”][p. 53]
Senior Inspector Capt. BEN L. SMITH.
mitted a list of 88 names who were insurgent officers in the province with marks as to their present status and hearing. The following are remarks opposite Malvar’s name: “Makes effort to help no one but himself and loses no opportunity to condemn anything American. He wields an enormous influence over the people of Santa Tomas, and often hampers the municipal authorities in the perrformanoe of their duties.” The better class of people is of the province discourage ladronism, and only those who tasted some authority during the insurrection cannot go gracefully has to their former occupations as cooks, muchachos, etc.
[The excerpts below are taken from the “Annual Report of the Bureau of Engineering for the Fiscal Year Ending August 31, 1903.”]
[Below is an excerpt from the “Second Annual Report of the Secretary of Finance and Justice to the Philippine Commission for the period from September 30, 1902 to September 1, 1903.]
[Skips over to the paragraph about Batangas.]
refunds; balance in the treasury June 30, 1903, $4,183.47 U. S. currency and $32,961.56 Mexican currency. Owing to the depressed condition of agriculture due to war, rinderpest, cholera, and locusts, this province was exempted from payment of land taxes for 1902 by Act No. 457, and by Act No. 907, the payment of the 1903 land taxes was postponed until January 1, 1904.
[The item below is taken from the “Report of the Auditor for the Philippine Islands for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1903.]
[Below is an excert from Exhibit No. 6, “Second Report By W. Morgan Shuster, Collector of Customs for the Philippine Islands, from September 1, 1902 to October 8, 1903.]
[Skips over to the part on Batangas.]
[The “Report of the General Superintendent of Education for the Philippine Islands for the Period September 1, 1902 to September 30, 1903, with Accompanying Reports and Papers,” prepared by M.A. Colton, the superintendent for Batangas Province, is to be found almost in its entirety in a separate page. Please click on the link below to read the report.]
Notes and references:
1 “Fourth Annual Report of the Philippine Commission, 1903, In Three Parts, Part 3,” by the Bureau of Insular Affairs, War Department, published 1904 in Washington D.C. by the Government Printing Office.