June 10, 1973
Returned from Talaga Bay at 6:00 PM. Rested up to 9:00 AM from 5:00 PM. Then water skied up to 2:00 PM.
On the way back to Manila passed by Mariveles. Pilao (the low portion of the hills of Cochinos Point is a protection from the Southwest wind. So it could be used the Mariveles side) for waterskiing later in the year. We also passed by [illegible] Cove.
I have just received copies of the papers of Raoul Velasco seeking political asylum in the U.S. They indicate the escapists’ and adventurer’s desire to involve the United States again in Philippine affairs –notwithstanding all that the CIA and the State Dept stand for — the murder of Ngo Dinh Diem, the abandonment of Taiwan, etc — and domination of the Philippines all over again. (I attach the papers)
This represents for me the mentality of the Lopezes, Aranetas, Manglapus, etc who
June 10th (Con’t)
cannot understand the Maoists in the Philippines who would turn us to Chinese masters are not any worse than they.
They have the same weakness of character that the Filipino has long been heir to — no integrity, no self-relaince.