Diary of Ferdinand E. Marcos

November 10, 1970

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12:30 P.M.

Nov. 10, 1970

Malacañan Palace

Manila

Election Day.  Voted in Batac. Left Baguio by Fokker at 9:40 A.M. Left Laoag 12:40 P.M.

I am being blackmailed by a Dovie Boehms who has called a press conference at 6:00 P.M. and said she was my mistress. A damned lie!

Sometime ago she threatened that if she was not paid a big sum of money, she would scandalize me and spread all forms of lies about me.

A diabolical plot. But what a well prepared one it is. And I

And we are impotent to do anything as this woman wants publicity. If we file a libel or blackmail case, she will just thrive in it. And it will blow up the whole thing into an international affair and fair game for everyone.

But if we do not do anything, everyone will believe her stories.

I attach all the papers –including pictures which show the extortion.

I have asked the editors to check the story and not use it. Everybody cooperated except Taliba which printed a mean and vicious story.

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