July 31, 1972 Monday

10:25 PM PAGE 2224 July 31, 1972 Monday Malacañan Palace Manila The stolen Sto. Niño of Tondo was found today by Imelda through Lulu Tinio, Tart Pascual. One of the robbers, (a tough known killer and one of the Parunga brothers from Macabebe, Pampanga) had offered the head, hands and feet of the Sto. Niño..

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July 27, 1972

PAGE 2219 July 27th (Con’t) Malacañan Palace Manila Gen. Paz has a theory the guns in Diguyo, Palanan may have been given by the CIA to the NPA not to destroy me and the Republic but to make us depend on the USA. The bullets are supposed to destroy the barrels of the guns after..

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July 21, 1972 Friday

10:55 PM PAGE 2207 July 21, 1972 Friday Malacañan Palace Manila Helicoptered to Central Luzon for a survey. Passed by Basa and Clark Air Bases. The water has receded from Pampanga and Bulacan but Tarlac and Pangasinan are still under water. Some people are still climbing to rooftops and tree tops. They had to be..

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July 20, 1972 Thursday

11:55 PM PAGE 2205 July 20, 1972 Thursday Malacañan Palace Manila The flood has become worse and threatous to continue for the next several days because of a high pressure area northeast of the two depressions preventing them from moving away. Clark Air Force Base still has not flown its big Chinook helicopters but the..

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July 19, 1972 Wednesday

[p.1] 11:35 PM PAGE 2203 July 19, 1972 Wednesday Malacañan Palace Manila We have one of the worst floods in years. Almost all of Western Luzon is under water. While Typhoon Gloring is leaving to the NE (1,500 kms. away) and merely skirted the Philippines sucking in the SW monsoon causing the precipitation, there is..

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July 18, 1972 Tuesday

:45 PM PAGE 2201 July 18, 1972 Tuesday Malacañan Palace Manila Raining since yesterday and Luzon including Manila is flooded all over again. The Tarlac dike in San Miguel has been washed away. Even the children are (not readable) at Gov. Romualdeze’s house. Lt de Leon reports that the troops in Diguyo have found a..

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July 17, 1972 Monday

10:20 PM PAGE 2198 July 17, 1972 Monday Malacañan Palace The SND, Chief of Staff and the Chief of all general services reviewed with me the plans for Isabela. I directed that Gen. Paranis must now be brought down to the lowlands to block the movement of the fleeing NPA’s to the San Guillermo, Echague,..

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July 16, 1972, Sunday

11:50PM PAGE 2195 July 16, 1972 Sunday Malacañan Palace Manila Bongbong arrived from London at five minutes to eight tonight by PAL with Lord Headfort of Ireland, the prospective husband of Nena Nable and a rich member of the House of Lords of England being one of the five Marquises (The rankings are Prince, Duke,..

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July 15, 1972 Saturday

11:15 PM PAGE 2193 July 15, 1972 Saturday Malacañan Palace Manila Met the Mayors of Ilocos Norte with the governor, congressman, treasurer and auditor. Distributed about P8 million of their share of the excess of income tax which I have asked the BIR to allocate. Will do the same for the other provinces. Before that..

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