October 31, 1972

1. 11:50 PM Oct. 31, 1972 Tuesday Malacañan Palace Manila Our people will never know the gamble that I have taken when I proclaimed martial law. For I deliberately diverted the possible enemy fire to myself so as to save our people. Martial law is a limitation of freedom and, therefore, generally objectionable. There were..

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October 30,1972

11:00 PM Oct. 30, 1972 Monday Malacañan Palace Manila Conference on prices 10:00-12:30 AM. Tariff Code amendments --Sec. of Agri. recommendations Reassignments in the AFP --Sec. Ponce Enrile and Gen. Espino. Luncheon with the original group --Sec. Ponce Enrile, Gen. Espino, the major service commanders, Gens. Zagala, Ramos, Rancudo and Commodore Ruiz, Gen. Paz, J-2,..

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October 29, 1972

1. 9:00 PM Oct. 29, 1972 Sunday Malacañan Palace Manila God forbid we will ever be another Vietnam. Amb. Pham Dang Lam explained to me that the US through Dr. Kissinger just went ahead and entered into an agreement with Le Duc Tho of North Vietnam without any guarantee that North Vietnamese troops would withdraw..

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October 28, 1972

1. 1:00 AM Oct 29th Oct. 28, 1972 Saturday Malacañan Palace Manila Had a fruitful meeting with the Episcopal Commission on Social Action. Imelda helped me. She charmed them. Mons. Labayen headed them. He started out to explain when I asked that instead of sniping at each other from a distance we now join hands..

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Friday, October 27, 1972

Oka Leviste and I met at the Sulo. Tony Velasco came late, as did Inggo Guevarra's representative. Aying Yñiguez also dropped by. We met to consolidate the provisions on trade, tariff and commerce and on foreign loans and investments. I then reorganized and integrated the whole article on the national economy, dividing it into five..

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October 27, 1972

11:10 PM Oct. 27, 1972 Friday Malacañan Palace Manila Signed the new tariff code and other decrees. Ordered the arrest of notorious smugglers specially embroidery firms who have flaunted the law so long ostensibly importing raw materials for embroideries, foundation garments, children's dresses, gloves etc. but actually selling some if not most of the raw..

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