January 5, 1970
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.
Lunch with the entire family.