The Story of the Philippines: For Use in the Schools of the Philippine Islands (Google eBook)

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Silver, Burdett and Company, 1902 - Philippines - 250 pages
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Page 13 - Zone, between 4 4' and 20 3' north latitude and 116 4' and 126 34' east longitude from the meridian of Greenwich. It is surrounded on the north and west by the China Sea, on the east by the Pacific Ocean, and on the south by the Sea of Celebes.
Page 40 - He was buried in the Augustine chapel of San Fausto in Manila, where his royal standard and armorial bearings hung until the occupation of the city by the British in 1763.
Page 281 - ... These men were to learn all they could about the country and its people, that they might be able to recommend a just form of government for the people of the islands. It was necessary that they should find out what the ideas of the Filipino people were in regard to government, and that they should study the needs of the country before they could make any recommendations. These commissioners came to Manila early in April, 1899, and began work at once. They traveled about the country to see what...
Page 3 - ... people. Under this title of "The World and its People" the publishers are offering a series of readers intended particularly to supplement the geography, and, in general, to contribute to the broadest education of young people. Our near neighbors, our antipodes, and the peoples that live between these extremes are studied in turn, so that the series as a whole gives a comprehensive view of the world in its geographical aspect. The commercial and industrial side of each country that element...
Page 96 - It is plain " that France aims through Spain at getting fortified points on each "side of the Gut of Gibraltar which in the event of war between "Spain and France on the one hand and England on the other " would by a cross fire render that strait very difficult and dangerous "to pass and thus virtually shut us out of the Mediterranean.
Page 147 - There were but a few days between Rizal's sentence and his death. He was engaged to marry Miss Josephine Taufer, the adopted daughter of an American gentleman who had been a patient of Rizal's in HongKong, and to her he was married on the day of his execution.
Page 162 - Rivera did after his arrival, for the second time, in the islands, was to issue a proclamation offering amnesty to all who would lay down their arms.

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