Hearings Before the Secretary of War and the Congressional Party Accompanying Him to the Philippine Islands. August 29-30, 1905

Hearings Before the Secretary of War and the Congressional Party Accompanying Him to the Philippine Islands. August 29-30, 1905

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...revolutionary government, of whom I was one, were able to keep peace in the province. Representative Payne. What percentage of the inhabitants would be able to take part in the government at this time? Governor Tecson. Very few, sir. Representative Payne. Now, that would be the educated and wealthy class, would it not? Governor Tecson. Yes, sir. Representative Payne. Is it not charged at this time that these two classes gather in the fruits of the labor of the "tao" class? Governor Tecson. As a general rule, they do not; of course there are instances where they do. Representative Payne. Do you speak of your own province? Governor Tecson. Yes, sir; with reference to my own province. Representative Payne. But the wealthy and educated classes are the classes that do this kind of exploiting? Governor Tecson. Yes, sir; but of course not all of them do that. Representative Payne. Xo; of course there are some honest men. Now, if they had an opportunity to govern these people, would they not have a still greater opportunity to rob them? Governor Tecson. Well, I have already answered that remark to a certain extent by saying that we are not yet fitted for selfgovernment. Representative Payne. Well, I appreciate the answer in that form. Has not your province accepted well the educational system established by the American Government? Governor Tecson. Yes, sir. Representative Payne. Would that system be secured and continued if they were to have immediate independence and government by the Filipinos themselves? Governor Tecson. No, sir; I do not believe that it would, for the reason that the Philippines have not sufficient resources to maintain such a system of education. Representative Payne. The statement was made here yesterday...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236895681
  • 9781236895684