Diary of Augusto Caesar Espiritu

Wednesday, October 4, 1972

The waves of arrests have been striking fear in the hearts of many delegates.

When I arrived at the session hall, Sig Siguion-Reyna came up to me. “Tinanggal ka na pala, eh.”

He told me that he was with Johnny Ponce Enrile and that he had said, “Hinahanap ka ni Caesar Espiritu. Gusto ka raw makausap, eh.”

            “Bakit?” Johnny asked.

            “Mangyari nasa listahan mo raw siya.”

            “Tinanggal ko na siya.”

This confirmation was music to my ears. Yet I have a feeling that a new danger looms for me—because of some Student Christian Movement radical materials captured by the military at the airport the other day from two Japanese participants in our ALDEC seminar with which a letter of mine to friends in Switzerland was mixed up

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