National Geographic : 1903 May
STREET WORK, CARRIED ON BY FILIPINOS UNDER AMERICAN INSPECTORS, SHOWING HEAVYSTONES USED INRAISING THE STREET ABOVE THE LOW GROUND. No. 8 .- All the streets in Manila have been reconstructed since American acquisition. New roads and new bridges arebeing built wherever practicable. Harbors are being dredged, and breakwaters and other safeguardstoshipping being constructed. All the funds for these improvements come from the insular revenue, which has been considerably increased by aslight land tax. Recently franchises were granted an American syndicate to put in an electric car and lighting service forManila. The work istobe completed in two years. The fire department has been improved, and will soon compare favorably with thesystems intheUnited States.