June 30, 1936

A. D. Williams, back from a trip to Cebu with the President, says that Quezon never left the Mayon on which he had a severe attack of "flu," and the doctors were afraid of pneumonia. He is now back at work, weak but much better. The rumours as to his illness which were published Saturday..

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June 28, 1936

Sunday morning visit from Colin Hoskins. We agreed in disapproval of "nuisance taxes." There was talk of warehouses and rural credit facilities. I asked him: "what is the use of doing these things for people with whom it is a cardinal principle never to pay back." Very good talk in reply. Colin says sharp distinction..

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June 27, 1936

Saturday; in a.m. at Survey Board. Unson says June 30 is the dead-line for presenting their recommendations to Quezon--after that the President must act in reorganization of the government only thru the Legislature. I dictated a hurried memorandum on separating the routine functions of the Bureau of Science from those of research, and transferring most..

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June 25, 1936

Interesting interview with mining engineer Milton Sutherland, who has spent three years mostly in the field throughout the islands. He says new mining developments in some base metals are being contracted by Japanese at ridiculously low prices; that they are exploring all over the Philippines and are trying to skim all the best in metals;..

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June 23, 1936

Speaker Montilla invites me to accompany the Assembly trip to Cebu, but I did not accept because of the recent return of Doria. Sent Quezon memos. on (a) silver coinage and seignorage profits on silver by the Cuban Government; (b) regulations of sign-board advertising in England and Belgium; and (c) upon the Evangelista petition for..

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June 22, 1936

At office; visit from Becker from Aparri, who has always been a sort of confidential agent of the Government on affairs in the far north. Says he cannot persuade his two handsome mestizo sons to go to the Military Academy to become army officers. He came down to Manila to try to induce the President..

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June 18, 1936

Wrote a memorandum for Quezon on the extension of the season for shooting snipe. Saw Quezon from twelve to one o'clock in his office with Secretary Torres, Alcalde Posadas &c. He asked me about the Landlord and Tenant Bill--I told him I had left it the day before in Diokno's office for revision--he said "It..

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