Sept 10, 1972
It is now my birthday. I am 55. And I feel more physically and mentally robust than in the past decade and have acquired valuable experience to boot.
Energy and wisdom —the philosopher’s heaven.
Parade and Review — in the rain. I trooped the line in a raincoat and hat: Felt good.
“The freedom that we pledge ourselves to is a native concept of freedom — not an alien one.”
The history of our people show this.
The Philippines was the land of freedom.
So I come to bear witness to the renewal of your pledge to freedom.
And I am proud to be counted as another soldier who also says — For freedom, Battle to the Death.
Briefing by Sec. Ponce Enrile and Gen. Ramos to the governors, city mayors and municipal mayors.
Organize a mayors league.
Strike forces and weapons on a case to case basis.
In the afternoon, at 5:00 PM, the National Museum opened to new quarters at the ground floor of the Agriculture Bldg. as a birthday gift to me — the Ancient Philippines Flora and Fauna up to modern times.
I hope to be able to compile with Imelda an Encyclopedia of Ancient Philippines.