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December 27, 1972


1:40 PM Dec. 28th
On board the 777 on the way to Currimao,
locos Norte from Agoo, La Union which we
left at 11:00 p.m. We are having a beautiful
vacation. But the Dept. of Info. announced
I am in the South looking over the local
situation after Gov. Udtod Matalam reparation.

December 27, 1972

Left Manila about 8:30 p.m. Had engine trouble (bolt of the rocker arm of the right engine loosened) at about 11:30 p.m. south of Subic Bay.

Arrived off the Hundred Islands at 10:30 a.m. this morning. Bongbong and Miguelito were already skiing around the ship when I went up to the deck.

Went Quezon Island about two miles off, took the helicopter with Imee and Irene and Imelda with Bongbong and Miguelito in the other and flew around the string of islands that look like mushrooms on the sea or green snails on top of the blue water. Then skied with Bongbong around the islands. Lunch in the windy island on lobster, crabs, shrimps, ararusip, banac, armang and fresh tomatoes.

Gifts for everyone. Maligayang Pasko bags and wallets. Then left for Agoo at about 3:00 p.m. Bongbong and Miguelito skiing all the way to the ship.

Arrived off Agoo at about 4:10 p.m. Ticklish operation for Imelda to negotiate ship to shore (PC to the power boat then carried on a chair to shore).

The nipa house at Sta. Rita, Ago is a haven. Wide long beach, cool air, friendly people, isolated from the town and fresh sea food — malaga, armang (the smallest shrimps) eel; and frogs, marungay – fresh coconuts.

Joe Aspiras, Gen. Guerrero, Tiling Ortega and Mayor Ferrera were there.