July 11, 1975

1974-1979, 1983 Marcos Diary Black Book_Page_045

 

1974-1979, 1983 Marcos Diary Black Book_Page_046

 

1974-1979, 1983 Marcos Diary Black Book_Page_047

Malacañang

Manila

July 11, 1975

Went to Sierra Lakes (Caliraya) yesterday for a day of skiing. Slashed my right thigh with the tow rope grip while turning left. The Dutch and Australian champions demonstrated the jump, tracking and slalom. Amazing, skiing on one foot (barefoot) and turning.

The Jeddah meeting of the Islamic Conference started today. I have sent the delegation of Gov. Datumanong, Gov. Lao and Com. Abubakar to convey the resolution of the Muslim leaders in Zamboanga that they cannot accept the supposed agenda for the meeting of the MNLF with the Phil. government.

We are trying to obtain the open support of the Indonesians, Malaysia and Pakistan in the conference by playing their inherent fear of Arab intervention in their own internal affairs.

For the act of the Islamic Conference

Malacañang

Manila

July 11, 1975

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of setting down the form of government in Southern Philippines is intervention in our internal affairs. The entire proposed agenda smacks of dictation and humiliation. So the Muslim leaders have rightly rejected the agenda.

However, I believe it is Libya who is leading the interventionists above. The others seem to be merely following Libya’s lead.

In the meantime I have ordered the pressure to be kept on the rebels on all fronts. The rebels have suffered heavily from the fighting.

I attach the Field Inspection Report of the Chief of Staff.

In the meantime there is no report about the investigation by Usec Ingles of the Primitivo Mijares and Jack Anderson column [illegible].

Malacañang

Manila

July 11, 1975

(3)

The prices of our exports are slowly improving — especially sugar which is now 18 cents a pound FOB.

We have sold some (50,000 tons) at 25 cents per pound refined or 20 cents raw or centrifugal to Shiek Abdallah Darcuish Fakroh but he has not opened the Letter of Credit.

And we sold futures (end of September up to one year thereafter) at 18 cents a pound to Falsam which is probably the broker for Westzucker of Germany. They have up to Thursday to put in the advance for the first 100,000 of $118,000 in cash deposit.

On the July 6, 1975 South China Morning Post appears the story, “India takes leaf out of Marcos’ book.” Flattering.

 

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