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Who are the Filipinos?
institutions. Few of the other races have been far from their island homes.
Next in alertness and progressiveness come the Ilocanos. They, too, are migratory. They aswarm offa from home hives, and settle in far provinces. Pangasinan province has at least a population one-third Ilocano. The rich Cagayan Valley, in the extreme north of Luzon, has a high percentage of the same race. Among the Igorrotes of various tribes in the mountain provinces of Luzon, business is almost wholly in Ilocano hands. Officers of our army who have had wide experience with the various races, are practically unanimous in their good opinion of the Ilocano people. They give them credit for more industry, enterprise, and trustworthiness than any of the other races with which they have been in contact.
The Visavans are, as a whole, a less progressive, more quiet, peace-loving people. The insurrection of 1896-7 took but feeble hold on them. Only in Samar and parts of Cebu did our army have serious trouble with the natives, and even there the hand of the restless Tagalog was ever present.
ON MANILA BAY.