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Rochelle Ü Chiong

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Transcript of MOROLAND between the JONES LAW and the TYDINGS-McDUFFIE

Public Act No.240 of the second session of the 6th United States Congress- the Jones Law was a new organic act for governing the Philippines. It was sign into law by President
Woodrow Wilson
August 1916.
The preamble to the act is clearly stated that the United States was determined to relinquish sovereignty over the Philippines Island abd to recognize their independence as soon as a stable government can be establish therein.

The Jones Law had the effect in Moroland of accelerating the Filipinization of the civil administration. And by 1920, the Department of Mindanao and Sulu under an American government responsible directly to the government general.
The Jones Law
Philippine Senate had the power of approval over the governor general's appointment of provincial and secretary treasures and the provincial officers of national department and bureaus were under the authority of Christian Filipino superiors in Manila.

The Executive orders of the Governor General affecting non-Christian were not allowed to conflict radically with existing laws.

In 1920 the Moros were under the direct supervision of the insular government.
American and Christian Filipino officials were in general agreement on the overall policy regarding moros:
1. The atmosphere of mutual suspicion between American and Christian Filipino officials.
2. Continued Moro resistance in their incorporation into the Philippine State.
3. The priority given to national economic development and security consideration in Moroland.
Report by : Donald Eugene Cortes
The Governor General appointed legislators from Moroland and named the governors and secretary treasures of the province in that region of the province in that region. He also had the power to set policy in non-Christian areas by executive order.
Suspicion and division between
American and Filipino Christian
official arose over policy making
and program implementation
with regard to Moro integr
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