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January 3, 1972 Monday


6:45 PM

January 3, 1972

Slept fitfully as I had the terrible nausea and loose b.m. – the side effects of calchicine. Slept at 2:00 AM after taking aspirin with an anti acid, Gelusil. Then woke up every two hours thereafter to go to the toilet. Then I have back pain and a feeling of general malaise.

The pain of my foot did not subside. So Dr. Canto, Yap and Zagala agreed to give me two tablets of aspirin four times a day. I started at 3:00 PM. The pain subsided.

Met Mayor Bagatsing at 5:00 PM.

Dictated the outline of the State of the Nation address to Guino de Vega at 12:00 AM.

Checked on developments on

  1. Concon – the half baked parliamentary system
  2. The Rice imports
  3. The Reparation
  4. The Steel Industry

Imee, Bongbong and Irene have gone to Leyte by plane this noon. I attach message in their arrival.