April 9, 1970
Just played golf with Bobby and massage. Then a briefing by Col. Ver on the Adevoso plot on a coup d’etat. All team leaders for the kidnapping or assassination of Maceda, Raval, Ablan, Crisologo identified. But that for me as yet remains unknown to our asset Col. Jose Maristela. Adevoso may be replaced by Gen. Sanchez as the leader of the operation. And there will be a big nation-wide rally on June 19th where they will have killer, looter and stealer as well as arson groups. Loot will be distributed to the squatters in Tondo.
But what surprised our asset was that Jimmy Propongco brought him to the VIP Bldg. where the others – Daza, Sanchez, etc. except Adevoso were and in a few minutes Osmeña came into the room and asked to be briefed on the progress of the respective conspirators. Osmeña is quoted as saying that Byroade is sympathetic. Salonga is supposed to be in the know.
This places a new and dangerous aspect to the plot. Because for the first time, Osmeña is confirmed as the mastermind and the financier of the plot. We must know the men assigned to assassinate me. And the other participants of the plot. But we must be quiet until it is necessary to move.
Went to Bataan by 777 after receiving the UN Secretary General at 7:00 A.M. He stays with us as our official guest. Returned at 1:00 PM to arrive at 4:30 PM.
Met labor leaders on the minimum wage at 5:00 PM. Will meet the chamber leaders tomorrow morning. Then a joint meeting of the congressional leaders and labor leaders on Monday with me.