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September 10, 1972, Sunday

12:30 PM

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.