National Geographic : 1942 Feb
Facts about the Philippines 201 Vast Fortunes in Gold Come from Philippine Mines It took $554 in stamps to send these 20 bars, worth $175,000, by registered mail from Baguio to San Francisco. This gold comes from fabulously rich Balatoc Mine, which normally makes a shipment every 10 days. Practically all these mines were known, and worked in a small way, in Spanish times. Good-looking Girls of Binakayan "Sit on a Cushion and Sew a Fine Seam" Recruited near Cavite, they do piecework for garmentmakers and shippers. Slippers are taken off to avoid soiling the cloth they handle on a bamboo floor. Married girls are identified by pinned-up "hair-do."