The document transcribed below is the 1905 Report of the Philippine Commission1, Part 1 and is part of a section containing reports from governors of the different provinces arround the Philippines at that time. Although the source document was in OCR-compliant PDF format, not all the text can be cut and pasted so had to be painstakingly typed, hence the use of the word “transcription.”
|An artesian well in Balayan. Image digitally extracted from the July 1914 edition of the Bureau of Public Works Quarterly Bulletin.|
the poor inhabitants of Batangas, who, in very critical circumstances and in spite of all obstacles, demonstrating the greatest abnegation, having given proof of their support and loyalty to the constituted authorities, and that for seven months past, have been deprived of the most cherished and the most fundamental of their rights — the writ of habeas corpus? And you will pardon me, honorable sir, if I insist so strenuously upon this matter, as here all sphere of activity and all manifestations of life revolve around it; the present state of affairs is such that it can be compared to a dense atmosphere of uncertainty and anxiety, to a fatidical obsession that, exercising certain pressure upon all things, keeps down every other manifestation.
Notes and references:
1 “Report of the Governor of Batangas,” Part 1 of 4 of the 1905 Report of the Philippine Commission, by Gregorio Aguilera Solis, published 1906 by the Bureau of Insular Affairs, War Department, in Washington D.C. by the Government Printing Office.