I attended Mass at the President’s house. Then the President asked me to go with him on a picnic, at 10:30 a.m. It was a very cold morning and the President decided to stay home, and asked Colonel Nieto and I to accompany his children. We drove to a place called Olinda. It was very cold. After lunch we rushed home, and I had to accompany the President & Mrs. Quezon to a tea offered by the Archbishop of Melbourne.
Basilio J. Valdes
Basilio J. Valdes, M.D. (July 10, 1892 –January 26, 1970), soldier, doctor, cabinet member, businessman. Chief of Staff, Philippine Army, 1939-1945; Secretary of National Defense in the Quezon and Osmeña War Cabinets, 1941-45. Professor of Surgery at the University of Santo Tomas (UST), Medical Director of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, 1948-1970.All Posts