Nov. 1, 1972
All Saint’s Day
Cabinet meeting even on All Saints Day because of the urgency of the reorganization program:
2. Dept of Agrarian Reform
3. Dept of Information
4. Dept of Local Government and Community Development
5. Reorganization of:
1. Dept of Public Works
2. ” of Health
3. ” of Agriculture
Then the budgetary requirements with Sec. Cesar Virata and Com. Sychangco participating.
Infrastructure projects. Sec. Consunji and Com. Aquino still quarrelling. We had to resolve certain points.
1. Commuter trains from Manila to Carmona and Malolos
I ordered the release of ₱1.3 m
3. Rice procurement
Imelda is completely well but cannot yet play badminton.
Since we could not go personally we ordered the placing of wreaths in the memorial to father in La Union and the Romualdez mausoleum in Tolosa, Leyte by the governors offices. I talked to Gov. Guerrero and Cong. Jose Asipiras. The latter also informed me that the small bamboo and nipa beach house in Agoo is now finished. We hope to go there by boat as the NE monsoon is now blowing anf it should be calm on the western side of Luzon. It would take 14 hours to get there by 777.
Imee is in New York for the Thanksgiving holidays. She had Thanksgiving dinner with the Flannigans (He is a White House Economic adviser). And she visits Princeton, Wellesley and choosing which university she goes to next year.
Irene is in Rome shopping while Bongbong is with Philip and Miguelito in London.
Imelda and I are so immersed in our work of Reformation and the New Society –the country has become our sole interest– for now at least.