January 5, 1938 Wednesday

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Father died at 12:05 this am.

Rode as usual.

Appeared before Lim of Duty Bd. Col. Dyer, Capt MC & Lt. Roberts.

[illegible] Vic and Chick.

Conference with Ord re maneuvers. Transmitted orders to Gen Francisco, Liaison off.

Rode with usual pupils.

Went to Frank at noon and again in evening to help entertain visiting [illegible].

[illegible], Arguelles, etc.


January 4, 1938, Tuesday

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Rode in the morning as usual. Went to office early. Took over question of training personnel out of Dau with Col. Ord. Informed him of excess officers Col. Garcia had ordered to duty. Victor says Ord questioned him on certain fases of G-2 work which Vic successfully explained. Had conference with Dugan re VH.

Called Karangalan R re AC. Conferred with Col. Garcia re use of mess savings.

Vador came in on Teachers Camp in La Salle. He identified anonymous letter as from the person I suspect.

Gen. Santos wants me to prepare explanatory note re guinit etc.

Father is very sick and may die tonight. Rode with N & C Bayot.


January 3, 1938 Monday

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Went to O’Donnell to see the road and determine its suitability for the maneuver.

Stopped at Dau and looked over the fishponds. Went to Hdqrs Ft. Stotsenburg to find out if there were any orders or changes re maneuver. Met Maj. Price Cav. who was at Riley with me. Met Col Daugherty 26th Cav.

Rode with daughters Ramon Araneta.


January 1, 1938 Saturday

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Spent New Year at Tamarao Polo Club. Dutch party w/Joe Capucom and wife & Joe Olivares w/ wife. A wonderful party. The big apple dance. Danced w/ C. Sunico. Manolo and brothers very genial. Came home 3:15 am.

Went to Gen. Santos New Year Party 10:00-11:00. A big group of officers showing expansion of Army. Matty Capinpin tells me of Gen. De los Reyes continuing in service to become Chief National Police. This seems to be the result of my recommendation on a Gen. Staff Study on the Nationalization of police.

Papa given confession & extreme unction.

Wound up at Vadors Commanders party.