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August 28, 1972 Monday

11:15 PM


Aug. 28, 1972

Malacañan Palace


The Bulletin (alone) carried a story of the “Ang Bayan” the Communist paper’s editorial charging “an alleged plot of the U.S.-Marcos clique” to undertake senseless bombings and shoot-outs and to disrupt public meetings of both the Nationalista and Liberal parties during the electoral campaign period of 1973, farther quoting the Communist paper is saying these activities were in preparation for a proclamation of martial law.

What about the front organizations, the demonstrations, the open call to a revolution, the attacks on the Armed Forces in Isabela, Tarlac, Pampanga, Zambales, Cam. Sur, Sorsogon, Samar, Leyte, Iloilo, Capiz, Mindanao, etc.
The communists are schizophrenic. They do not know what they want.

Sen. Inouye of Hawail, an old friend is here. He is chairman of the Subcommittee on Foreign aid which he says is not too popular right now.

I briefed him on the State Department and U.S. Embassy attempt to understate the threat posed by Communism to the Philippines.

And gave him luncheon.

Prime Minister Dr. Helmut Kohl of Rheinland-Pflaz of the Federated State of Germany paid a courtesy call on me. He is descended from the Electors of the Rheinland Palatinate and Vice Chairman of the Social Democrats Union.

I felt he is a politician, not a statesman.

Worked out with Bongbong’s barbells this morning.