February 7, 1950

Started writing some of my _preliminary observations on the Philippine Customs. Drafted a letter for the Secretary of Finance (Pio Pedrosa) to send to Phil CUSA asking for Hugh Bradley as Customs Consultant. Called on Chan Chiping, Chinese Ambassador. Called on Ramon Escoda (Bing’s uncle), who is Press Relations Officer of the House of Representatives. He took me to meet Senor Perez, Speaker of the
House, who was very cordial. He seems to be a typical politician. He took me to the floor of the House to meet several of the Representatives — especially Senor Allas, Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. Had pleasant visit with Senator Abada, to whom Charlie Griffith had given me a letter of introduction.

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