January 30, 1970, Friday

PAGE 60 Office of the President of the Philippines Malacañang January 30, 1970 Friday 4:00 PM Still very quiet. The Kabataang Makabayan has been able to muster only about a hundred demonstrators before Malacañang. To cover up their inadequate number, they have gone to Congress where the NUSP under Jopson and the NSL have a..

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January 29, 1970

PAGE 58 Office of the President of the Philippines Malacañang January 29, 1970 Thursday The UP faculty had a demonstration this afternoon. They walked from Agrifina Circle to Malacañang, handed me a manifesto blaming the administration for “the pattern of repression.” No mention at all about who started the stoning nor the danger to the..

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January 28, 1970

PAGE 55 Office of the President of the Philippines Malacañang January 28, 1970 Wednesday 11:50 PM The pattern of subversion is slowly emerging. The danger is now apparent to me but not to most people. The conspiracy to grab power and assassinate me and about a hundred officers. The terrorism in Central Luzon with the..

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January 27, 1970

PAGE 54 Office of the President of the Philippines [Marginal note: Also met with Cong. Montano at 11:30 AM. Asked him to stop his fellow Liberals from  the crazy ideas of a coup d’etat.] Malacañang January 27, 1970 Tuesday 12:10 PM Imelda left for Leyte to attend the installation of the Bishop of Palo. Have..

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January 26, 1970

PAGE 51 Office of the President of the Philippines Malacañang January 26, 1970 Monday 11:05 PM Opening session of Congress. State of the Nation Address and Riots by the demonstrators in front of Congress. Two students reported killed. Phil. Gen. Hospital Dir. Pascual reports 45 demonstrators and 5 policemen treated. Cars in Congress destroyed like..

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January 25, 1970

PAGE 50 Office of the President of the Philippines Malacañang January 25, 1970 Sunday 2:55 PM The President must do almost everything in the government. Nothing moves unless he pushes it. So I had to meet the student demonstrators themselves. Their speeches were getting obscene and lewd. I told them that I was sad that..

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January 24, 1970

PAGE 49 Office of the President of the Philippines Malacañang Palace January 24, 1970 1:00 PM I have just directed the retirement of Gen. Raval and all the extended generals effective Feb 1st and April 1st. I will retain Gen. Yan as Chief of Staff only because there is no one who is qualified to..

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January 23, 1970

PAGE 47 Office of the President of the Philippines Malacañang Palace January 23, 1970 12:00 PM I have just talked to Joe Maristela who is our informer in the Adevoso group planning a coup d’etat. He feels the plan, though fantastic, is serious. Their next meeting is at his house in Antipolo next Wednesday. And..

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