Post by legionnaire on Sept 19, 2008 1:50:07 GMT -5
The 1st Battalion was organized in 1903, were invited and organized for the purpose of attending the 1904 World's Fair in Louisiana. The battalion was selected because it's companies consisted of men from Luzon and the Visayas Islands. There were 104 men and two US Officers in each 4 companies. It was commanded by Frank de L. Carrington.
the Philippine Constabulary Band also participated.
Post by dimasalang on Sept 19, 2008 15:50:21 GMT -5
4 companies of Philippine Scouts were sent to the 1904 World Fair in Louisiana. 24th Company PS of Ilocanos. 47th Company PS of Visayans. 30th Company PS of Tagalogs. And 4th Company PS of Macabebes. The former Macabebe Scouts made up the first 11 companies of the original 50 PS companies .
Post by legionnaire on Dec 10, 2008 12:53:18 GMT -5
" Even before the organization of the publicity and Exploitation departments, the world had been already informed, by the enterprising local (American) press, of the dog-eating tastes of the Igorot, and to this fact may be attributed no small part of the income of the Philippine Exhibition. Owing to a feeling that this topic might safely be left to the thoughful care of the political press, the advertising departments have avoided official mention of it and have endeavored to call attention to the more worthy characteristics of the natives. it is not true that the savages have been unduly exploited at the expense of the more dignified exhibits, but no amount of emphasis on commercial exhibits, Constabulary drills and Scout's parades has distracted attention from 'dog-eaters' and 'head-hunters,' "
report of "The Philippine Exposition Board for The Louisianan Purchase Exposition." St. Louis. Bureau of Insular Affairs, filed December 10, 1904. The board was headed by an American but composed of numerous influential Filipinos such as Pedro Paterno, Dr. Trinidad Pardo de Tavera, Leon Ma Guerrrero and others.
"A Philippine Album" - American era photographs 1900-1930
Post by galahad143 on Jan 17, 2009 16:41:40 GMT -5
HI, I am a grandson of the late Col. Jesus A. Mercado Sr. of the Philippine Constabulary regional commander of Cebu/Visayas (not sure), I myself am a US Navy sailor. I have always heard stories of my grandfather killing a muslim leader and later rolling his severed head in the town plaza to show the town folk that the person they dreaded was now dead. I dont know if this was true or what, this supposedly happen around the 1930s. Can someone shed light on this or does anyone know of my grandfather or his father Revolutionary Gen. Alfonso Mercado of Toledo City, Cebu. Thank you very much for the information in advance. -J.A. Mercado