Diary of Francis Burton Harrison

December 23, 1935

Ramon Fernandez and Assemblyman Rodriguez of Cebu wished to take up with me a question of steamer coal in Cebu, but I told them I was not appointed “Adviser on Transportation,” but simply Adviser, and had no authority to take up matters unless they were especially designated by the President. Fernandez told me he was going up to Baguio with Quezon and would ask him about it.