78 Route A . MANILA TO PAGSANJAN By Steamer.
to which the railway extends, is inhabited by the descendants of those Christian natives of Ternate Js., in the Moluccas, who early in the 17th century fled with the Spanish missionaries from the Protestant Dutch who had seized Ternate Is., and, coming over to I.uzon, founded a new home there. The inhabitants speak a language known as the Ternate dialect, which is said to contain a large admixture of Spanish. Most of the towns of the level plains are connected with each other either by railway or first-class roads, the latter being availab'e for carriages (carroutata). Those going to Imus or Silang should leave the railway at Binacayan, to San Francisco de Malabon, at Noveleta, and to Indang and Maragondon, at Naic. Between Silang and Indang a first-class road is now in the course of construction. The chief products of the province arc rice, abacA , and sugar. Area, 619 sq. m. Pop. 134,779 ("9A 3)-
(B) Manila to Pagsanjan.a -Visit to Lake Bay (Laguna de Bay). There are, besides the railway, two routes which are within the choice of travellers :a
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(1) By small steamer operated by T. R. Yangco (see P. 8): Leaving Manila in the morning, the boat courses up the Pasig, and entering the lake reaches the destination off Pagsanjan, in 14 hours altogether,a stopping at several towns (see P. 8) on the way. Pare, 1st class,a Manila to Los Banos or Santa Cruz Pi.00; Los Banos to Santa Cruz, P0.50; Pasig to Los Banos or Santa Cruz, P0.80. When there is sufficient water, the boats go beyond Santa Cruz to Pagsanjan, the additional fare being P0.20a 0.40. Except during the rainy season, when the lake is full, passengers are obliged to hire a small boat (bancas) to get transferred from the steamer to land or vice versa. The return trip down Ihe lake and the Pasig to Manila can be accomplished in about half the time required for going up. A combined launch trip can be arranged, when a party