Office of the President
of the Philippines
February 23, 1970
The Lopezes are more and more vicious through their columnists. Ernesto Granada happily refers to me as snake-like. He probably knows he is suspected as a communist by me. And so does I.P. Soliongco.
But the Lopez contributions to the radicals is their premium payments for insurance. They do not know that they would be the first to go if the communists take over.
Adevoso and his co-conspirators have met again. They are still at it.
Ninoy Aquino attacked the fertilizer plant project of the sugar planters in a privilege speech – a project that I have already ordered to be suspended.
Villalon testified before the Joint Committee to the effect that the Liberals specially Osmeña funded and encouraged the demonstrations. There must be consternation among the Liberals.
Looks like the demonstrations will continue and they may become more violent.
Met with the PACD and barrio officials who reaffirmed their trust and confidence in me.
Imelda went to the Tondo slums and relates how the children are eating only once a day and in some instances three times a week. So we have decided to convert Tondo into a model city – as a priority project.