Diary of Ferdinand E. Marcos

September 12, 1972, Tuesday

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10:55 PM

Sept. 12, 1972

Tuesday

Malacañan Palace

Manila

Hysteria continues because of the bombing, kidnappings.

Finished working with the governors, city mayors and municipal mayors on their requests at 9:10 after starting at 4:00 PM.

Included conference on Cagayan Valley, Mt. Province especially Isabela, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Ifugao, Camarines Sur, Zamboanga del Sur with Sec. Ponce Enrile and Gov. Ramos on the unification of communication between Task Force Sar[  ] and Task Force P[    ].

All the mayors of Isabela have promised to cooperate against the subversives and insurgents openly, but they want arms and more soldiers.

Exercised with light barbells (40 pounds) and showered.

This morning I devoted to the National Security Council meeting from 9:45 AM to 1:00 PM.

I asked a written presentation of the expansion increases in manpower, financial and logistics [     ] plan, training, organization of the communists and [     ]. I asked the question of the [   ] [   ], [   ] [   ] to the communist program of [    ] and terrorism  and urban guerrilla operations for 1972. I attach copy.