Economic Condition in the Phiippines

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Page 287 - ... such as the fat of meat and butter, serve the same purpose, only they are a more concentrated fuel than the carbohydrates. "The body can also transform carbohydrates of food into fat. This fat, and with it that stored from the food, is kept in the body as reserve fuel in the most concentrated form. "The different nutrients can to a greater or less extent do one another's work. If the body has not enough of one kind of fuel it can use another. But, while protein can be burned in the place of fats...
Page 131 - ... to 12.7 tons, and in 1889 to 9.25 tons. From 5 per cent of sugar as found by Marggraf the sugar beet of good quality now contains 15 per cent and more, 12 per cent being considered necessary for profitable manufacture.
Page 268 - The aims of instruction in the lower grades of the public schools are to enable the pupil to understand, read, and write simple English, to give him a sufficient knowledge of figures so that he can later protect his own interests in minor business dealings, and to provide him with a limited fund of information on the subject of geography, sanitation, and hygiene, government, and standards of right conduct.
Page 151 - Revenue by a system of inspection, assessing inspection fees to pay the expenses of the enforcement of the Act, and conducting a propaganda of advertising and publicity for the purpose of increasing the tobacco trade between the Philippines and the United States. The law provides also, with certain limitations, for the protection of exporters against loss on account of tobacco products that become damaged en route from Manila to the market in the United States. It is intended that this protection,...
Page 161 - No. 2613. An act to improve the methods of production and the quality of tobacco in the Philippines and to develop the export trade therein.
Page 240 - Upon delivery to the tenant of the animal he takes bugnos, advance money. This varies from PI 5 to P70 and forms a retainer, as it were, until the owner sees fit to release him and his family. The money itself he generally spends for his womenkind, and the remainder at the cockpit, which is his natural depravity, but his only pleasure in a life of hopeless drudgery.
Page 241 - On large farms and haciendas years often pass without a patuid, or settlement, and the tenant never knows whether he owes P50 or P100; thus, practically not only his work is demanded but that of his wife and children, until they are old enough to enter as tenants, or until death passes the debt on to the younger generation. Their lives are a continual round of work and drudgery, the owner generally finding something to...
Page 3 - ... and then build a fire. Each one takes the piece of the animal that suits his taste best and roasts it at the fire. And so they go on eating until they have filled their bellies, and when thus satiated they sleep. . . . When they awake they go through the same operation, and so on until all the meat is devoured ; then they set out upon the hunt again."* While the meat thus obtained is the chief food of most Negritos, they also have vegetable food.
Page 161 - ... of internal revenue for the government. The act provides for furnishing gratuitously selected seeds to planters; for the appointment of inspectors in each tobacco-producing Province; for stimulating the production of superior tobacco; for rewards to discoverers of means to combat tobacco pests; for rules respecting the classification, marking, and packing of tobacco for domestic sale or for export; for inspection of tobacco before removal from the Province of its origin; for inspection after...
Page 295 - ... of the individual. The ideal condition would doubtless be that attained by an umbrella where the subject is constantly in the shade and the radiation and evaporation of perspiration are unobstructed. It is remarkable how instinctively, or otherwise, the native in the Tropics has adopted this form of protection. In many places, the workers in the fields will be found to wear practically no clothing and a large hat manufactured of various native fibers often so large as one meter in diameter.

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