My birthday. Went to Mass at 7:30 a.m. and received Holy Communion. Asked God for an early return to Manila. This separation is terrible. My thoughts concentrated on home & Nucay. 10 a.m. took train for New York. Stayed with Chiquit, who gave dinner for me and invited Dr. & Mrs. Dujat. Quiet family reunion until 11 p.m.
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