(The Summary of “Noli Me Tangere”)
Ibarra’s carriage passes through the busiest district of Manila, and what he sees disturbs him. He observes that the country’s condition remains unchanged from when he left it seven years ago. He finds no progress achieved and reforms implemented by the government. He sees that the roads have not been paved and that the Puente de Barcas has been destroyed by neglect. Afterwards, seeing the Arroceros Cigar factory, the Botanical Garden, and the Bagumbayan bring back fond memories.