April 9, 1976
I deliberately cut my Bataan Day Dambana Ng Kagitingan to the simplest and starkest statements. I attach the speech. the corrected manuscript is not what I delivered. Most of the insert I did not deliver. Too prolix for such an audience. Not good
The hijacked PAL BAC-111 is still in Bangkok with a damaged hydraulic system and tire. They have been offered a commercial airline trip to Cairo which they have initially refused.
I have, by telephone, authorizedAmbassador Manuel Yan in Bangkok to [illegible] a conditional pardon