Sept. 30, 1972 Saturday

(1) 11:15 PM sept. 30, 1072 Saturday Malacañan Palace Manila Tillwan Durdin of New York Times has now reported favorably on the developments in Manila contrary to his initial reports. I attach cabled report on his story and other stories. Since the New York Times is the bell weather of American newspaper sentiment, this should..

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Sept. 29, 1972, Friday

(1) 12:25 PM Sept. 29, 1972 Friday Malacañan Palace Manila Sec. Vicente Abad Santos on the removal of judges: He is against the outright dismissal of civil service employees. But I have decided to amend the civil service rules so as to add two new categories of punishment without going through a final hearing in..

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Sept. 28, 1972, Thursday

  (1) 12:55 PM Sept. 28, 1972 Thursday Malacañan Palace Manila The legitimate use of force on chosen targets is the incontestable secret of the reform movement. Restrained force will bring about the New Society. And the Reformation is coming about without any obstacle. Gerry Roxas wanted to be invited to meet with me. But..

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Tuesday, September 26, 1972

Michael Mastura was going to discuss the Christian-Muslim conflict in Cotabato at our ALDEC religious gathering. We were frantically asking Pastor Jun Lagunsad and Louise Palm to fetch Michael. I knew that he has become very reluctant about his speaking engagements because he, also, is afraid. He confided his apprehensions to me yesterday: he could..

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Sept. 26, 1972, Tuesday

11:55 PM Sept. 26, 1972 Tuesday Malacañan Palace Manila The second day without any reported crime and an almost unanimous endorsement of the proclamation of martial law. Amended Proclamation No. 1081 and Gen. Order No. 2 and issued a statement on the validity of obligations and past contracts. I attach copies. Spoke to the separate..

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