Saturday, February 19, 2011

Census of the Philippine Islands taken under the direction of the (American-colonial era) Philippine Legislature in the year 1918, Volume 1


THIS free full view online book offers a wealth of data about the Philippines as of 1918. Covers geography, histology, and climatology. May konting estadistika rin sa populasyon. Covers some 46 provinces and 2 cities (Manila and Baguio).

The American colonial era census book (first part) lists Luzon, Mindanao, Samar, Negros, Palawan, Panay, Mindoro, Leyte, Cebu, Bohol, Masbate, Sulu grouop, and Romblon group as the principal islands, with the "unnamed islangs [being] small unimportant mangrove or rocky islets." It also lists the many ports of our archipelago. There are 61 maps covering the political, relief, and forest divisions of the Philippine/Taga-Ilog Islands, provinces, province in halves, subprovinces, and cities.

Tandaan ang konteksto ng Panahon ng Amerikano. Mahalaga para sa Kalbong Agila ang LIKAS ng YAMAN ng ating bayan. Kaya nga tayo ninakawan ng kalayaan ng imperyalistang Estados Unidos eh.

Ang pakay ng Amerika ay imperyalismo para sa kapitalismo. Ating likas na yaman lupa/tubig/mineral, atbp. at merkado ng yari nang mga produkto.

"No land in America surpasses in fertility the plains and valleys of Luzon. Rice and coffee, sugar and coconuts, hemp and tobacco, and many products of the temperate as well as the tropic zone grow in various sections of the archipelago....The wood of the Philippines can supply the furniture of the world for a century to come. At Cebu the best informed man in the island told me that 40 miles of Cebu's mountain chain are practically mountains of coal..."
    - Sen. Alfred J. Beveridge

Anyway, just try to read between the lines when the book describes our people from the slant of the racist imperialists (yes, co-authored by Filipinos na Federalista! lol).

But enjoy looking at the history of your or your parents' provinces. Cheers!


From Google Books:

Title Census of the Philippine Islands taken under the direction of the Philippine Legislature in the year 1918, Volume 1

Authors Philippines. Census Office, Ignacio Villamor, Felipe Buencamino
Publisher Bureau of printing, 1920
Original from the University of California

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1 comment:

winston n. kayanan said...

Our country rests in the equatorial zone with 2 seasons and hence, we have the advantage in nature's laws enriching our bio-diversity.

Photosynthesis works well. This will provide healthy plant organisms. The Pacific Oceans blows away pollution towards the China Sea. Our lands could retain water brought by rains. These are some factors that make Philippines rich.

But dirty politics destroyed the lives of the Filipino people. It made farmers poor (now in poverty) that led to the abandonment of agricultural lands, denudation of forests and many others.

There is a solution. A Filipino has invented a very powerful technology that can convert wastelands into fertility (i.e., arable for plantation), a man-made paradise. In July-August 2003, the technology was offered to DA for the rehabilitation of lahar-ravaged 30,000 hectares land in Pampanga. However the Filipino inventor withdrew since some DA officers were involved in the fertilizer scam. Nothing came thereafter though the invention is now offered in the world to fight & eradicate global warming & climate change.

It is so powerful for it can cool climate, lower air temperature, neutralize methane, repair ozone layer, rebuild the glaciers or ice shelf in the Arctic & Antarctic, normalize weather, strengthen the immune system of organisms. rehabilitate lands and many more. It is the one that can overthrow UN's objective of carbon emission reduction.

That Filipino inventor is Winston Kayanan.

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