Diary of Francis Burton Harrison

February 5, 1936

At the office I had a long talk with Rafael Palma who is writing a history of the Philippines. We discussed old days in the Philippine Commission. He expressed great admiration for the success of Quezon’s administration, commenting upon how the President had matured, and now showed a conservative caution in place of his former instability. Palma remarked upon the slowness of Quezon’s decision in his appointments to office–said he probably consulted too many people; he added that I had been more decisive in my actions towards appointments and removals. Remarked also how the opposition to Quezon was now quieting down–even from Aguinaldo and Sotto. Thinks Quezon is going to appoint him to the Board of Education. Expressed his great interest in my landlord and tenant plans.

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