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Malacañang

Manila

Thursday

January 8, 1970

I have ordered a study in depth of all our efforts of counter-insurgency, economic development, social reform as well as military action.

The civilian agents must be disbanded but the Barrio Home Defense Force should be strengthened to stop the expansion of the Huks and the New People’s Army.

Emergency plan by phases – compartmentalized, in the event of massive sabotage, terrorism and infiltration. Counter-action by pre-assigned units and officers and men.

Lifted the limitation of flights of foreign carriers from Japan for one year – but Pan Am must spend $1 million to promote the route and build its own terminal.

No more need for transit visas.

Development of the Manila Tourist belt (Central Bank P200,000), police security for tourists including certification of taxicab companies, Tagaytay, Corregidor, Bataan, Pagsanjan – Navy hydrofoil to Corregidor & Bataan run.

Will ask the tourist & business community to talk to the publishers to tone down on crime.

As of today loans will again be allowed for mining and new export industries.

Speaker Laurel and Sen. Pres. Puyat ask for support for their respective candidacies.

The Lopezes as I predicted are starting to plot against me. Iñing Lopez has recovered enough from hypoglycemia to order their Manila Chronicle to attack me and the Marcos Foundation.


January 5, 1970

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Malacañang

Manila

January 5, 1970

Open House.

Formal diplomatic toast.

Toast – National interest does not prevent us to remember we are one world and one humanity.

We have many difficulties on the Marcos Foundation because we have to make an inventory valuation and consider the legitimes of the children.

And there are some assets that may not have been included in any statements of assets and liabilities. They have to trace them, account for them and pay the necessary taxes if any.

VP Lopez promised to stop that libelous book about Imelda. I told him Chit Navarro Pedrosa was saying that the Lopezes had directed her to write the book. (Perhaps Iñing but not Nanding who is naïve.) She (Chit Navarro Pedrosa) tried to blackmail us by demanding P500,000 and a reparations vessel plus the return of P200,000 from Cesar Lanuza allegedly extorted during his Reparations Mission days.

In the open house Don Quintin Paredes who is probably 89 and Ex Sec. Sotero Baluyot who is 82 lined up with the public to greet us New Year.

The politburo members were released yesterday and they arrogantly say they are still communist. They have to be watched.

Asked Gen. Tanabe to demobilize all civilians who are working in the fight against the Huks in the 1st PC Zone.

I have ordered the BIR to look into the books of the stock brokers of the Makati and Manila Stock Exchanges. This may depress the market.

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Malacañang

Manila

Lunch with the entire family.


January 1, 1970

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Malacañang

Manila

January 1, 1969 1970

I start a daily written record of my second term in office as President. This will be kept in loose-leaf so that all kinds of materials may be attached to the binder. Thus the background should be a treatise on the elections of 1969. This will be composed of my critique as well as the commentaries on the technique of victory.

New Year – Left Ising’s Party for VP Agnew and the Foreign Ministers at 11:00 PM so that we could welcome New Year with the children. They were trying out the Bocaue sparklers at the garden and fountain in front of the main gate. Hope we did not break Ising’s party as VP and Mrs. Agnew followed us home and he tried a few sparklers himself before he went to bed.

Mass at 12:40 – Sleep at 1:30 AM. Woke up at 7:00; back to bed to wake up and talk to VP and Mrs. Agnew up to 9:00 AM. 

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Yesterday I finally transferred all of my worldly possessions to the Filipino people through the Ferdinand E. Marcos Foundation. I have been planning this for many years but I felt that the beginning of my second term was the most propitious time. This was a decision arrived at after a long deliberation and was not the result of pique, anger, despair or emotion – Nor is it due to a sense of guilt because some the funds come from the Yamashita treasure – Nor is it just a political stunt. I have no further political plans.

And it seems a burden has been lifted from my shoulders.

The surprising thing is that the reaction of the people seem to be of no consequence to me. It was a noble act waiting to be done. I feel I am above all the pettiness of men and I look down on them with some contempt but with a counterbalance of understanding.

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STATEMENT OF PRESIDENT FERDINAND MARCOS ON DISPOSITION OF HIS WORLDY GOODS THROUGH THE MARCOS FOUNDATION

DECEMBER 31, 1969

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DECEMBER 31, 1969

DRAFT

I have today given away by general instrument of transfer all my worldly possessions to the Filipino people through a foundation to be organized known as the Marcos Foundation.

Moved by the strongest desire and the purest will to set the example of self-denial and self-sacrifice for all our people, I have today decided to give away all my worldly possessions so that they may serve the greater needs of the greater number of our people.

It is my wish that these properties will be used in advancing education, science, technology and the arts.

This act I undertake of my own free will, knowing that my need of material possessions will, having always been a simple man, my needs will always be lesser that those of many of our people, who have given me the highest honor within their gift, an honor unshared by any one of my predecessors and not likely to be shared by any one else in the future no other Filipino leader.

Since about a year ago, I have asked my closest some of very my closest confidants to study the mechanics of this decision. Today studies have been completed, and a foundation will be formed to administer these properties and all funds that may be generated therefrom.

My wife, Imelda, is in agreement with this decision. Provisions will be made for my children, so that they shall be assured of satisfactory education and be prepared to meet their lifetime duties and endeavors.

For the moment, my most sincere hope is that this

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humble act shall set the example and move to greater deeds of unselfishness and compassion, many of our countrymen whose position in society gives them a stronger duty to minister to the needs of our less fortunate brothers and countrymen.

PFM