October 19, 1972

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12:30 PM

Oct. 19, 1972


Malacañan Palace


We have been sleeping in Suite I since two nights ago because the allergist, Dr. Kua Lim discovered molds and bacteria in our bedroom and gymnasium below and they are now being cleaned completely.

I have been able to placate the hill tribes, the Palawan Tausogs, the Manobos, the Higanons, the T’boli, the Mansakos etc as well as the Moslems.

We met with the Alontos (Domocao, the delegate, Madki and Gov. Tarhata Alonto Lucman) and the Cotobao Datus, the Sinsuats, the Ampatuans, Kudanding etc.

And started operations PARE under Gen. Aluvete and Chairman Aboitiz of the MDA.

Interview by Richardson of the Australian paper The Age.

And met the delegations led by Gov. Espinosa of Masbate, Gov.   and Congressman Cerilles of Zamboanga del Sur and Cong. Gustilo of Negros Occidental.


Malacañan Palace


Talked to Kokoy on the US situation. Washington apparently for my martial law but not that of Pres. Park Chung Hee of Korea. He does not seem to have any reason for it as he is now negotiating the union of North and South Korea.

Am now working on the labor intensive investments like garments, embroideries and cottage industries.

And the impact infrastructure like the roads and destroyed dikes, irrigation electric & power projects etc.

Finalizing land reform (ownership phase) on the basis of transfer of ownership over land in excess of six hectares.

October 13, 1972


11:00 PM

Oct. 13, 1972


Malacañan Palace


All quiet despite rumors of a suicide attempt to hold a demonstration or even attempt to assassinate both Sec. Ponce Enrile and me.

Awarded the Sikatuna (Datu) to the ambassadress of Brazil, Zilah Mafra Peixoto as she is leaving Monday for reassignment.

Then the German TV took shots of Imelda and me on the reservation of the Tasadays in Cotobato del Sur.

Ting Paterno and Chairman Pons Mathay reported.

And finally met with the Mindanao leaders led by Sen. E. Pelaez and Tamano, Cons. Pendatun and Dimaporo, Govs. Cajelo and Tarhata Alonto Lucman and Abraham and Mayors Cabili and Omar Dianalan.

Tonight I checked on the Committee on Land Reform, Secs. Manuel and Bong Tanco.