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stances, the statement of the bishop and friars that the mass of the people in these islands, except only a few of the leading men of each town and the native clergy, are friendly to them, can not be accepted as accurate. All the evidence derived from every source, but the friars themselves, shows clearly that the feeling of hatred for the friars is well-nigh universal, and permeates all classes.a*
BINONDO CHURCH, MANILA.
Chapters could be filled with evidence of this character, and all of it is corroborated by the large facts of recent social and political upheavals which have taken place. But there is no need. There is undying hostility in the Philippines against the friar. The causes recited above are those which have chiefly contributed to create this hostility. Only in the degree to which leaders in the
^Report of the Civil Commission by Governor Taft to the President. Part II, p. 29.^Report of the Civil Commission by Governor Taft to the President. Part II, p. 29.