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.” This particular transcription contains text almost in its entirety from the report of the Division Superintendent for Batangas, M.A. Colton.
|The Batangas Provincial High School. Image digitally extracted from the July 1914 edition of the Bureau of Public Works Quarterly Bulletin.|
division was swept by cholera, yet at a given time a considerable part of the division was more or less free from it. In some towns, where the attack was not quite so severe, schools did not cease; indeed, it may be a question whether in many cases, it is not better for the children at such a time to be in a clean place under the discipline rather than playing and eating fruit in infected places.
temporary transfers. Again, I should say that there was twice as much aickness in Tayabas Province during the rainy season as in the other two provinces put together, and a number of teachers were transferred on this account. Some female teachers were transferred because of the transfer of troops. Males could be left in ungarrisoned towns.
tion, but he insisted on delivering the petition to Governor Taft. It was not everyday he got such a chance, and he meant to improve the opportunity. This is not at all of this case, but that is, perhaps, another story.
Attendance of native teachers and candidates at normal schools, sessions eight weeks.
[The notes of Mr. Colton on the high schools in Cavite and Tayabas are not included in this section.]
agitators, and this is exemplified among the teachers and in the schools. But I believe the Tagalos are the most intelligent and best people in the Philippines.
[The next three paragraphs are not included for lack of any real relevance to Batangas.]
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.