Augusto Caesar Espiritu

Augusto Caesar Espiritu

(?, 1928 -- August 14, 1993). Lawyer and Economist. Delegate to the 1971-73 Constitutional Convention.

Thursday, September 7, 1972

This morning, I had a full hour’s chat with President Macapagal. Majority Floor Leader Edmundo (Munding) Cea and Vice Pres. Abraham (Abe) Sarmiento were with

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Tuesday, September 12, 1972

The proceedings were uninspiring. We just had to resort to regaling ourselves with jokes. “Listen to this,” Romy Capulong grinned. “Do you know that during

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Friday, September 15, 1972

The Philippine Constitution Association (PHILCONSA), a private group monitoring the activities of the Con-Con, was meeting at the Sulo Hotel. When I arrived at about

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Friday, September 22, 1972

In the evening, I attended the opening ceremonies of the international seminar of the Asian Leadership Development Center (ALDEC) at the Ellinwood Social Hall. This

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Sunday, September 24, 1972

At the Capitol Hills Golf Club, I had a little discussion with Compadre Josefino (Pepe) Cenizal’s guest, the executive judge at Quezon City Hall. The

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Tuesday, September 26, 1972

Michael Mastura was going to discuss the Christian-Muslim conflict in Cotabato at our ALDEC religious gathering. We were frantically asking Pastor Jun Lagunsad and Louise

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Friday, September 29, 1972

“Bakit nasa labas ka pa?” some people at the External Affairs Committee greeted me half jokingly, half fearfully. Nene Pimentel was particularly feeling close to

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Thursday, October 5, 1972

Some five delegates are already in the army stockades. In the haphazard enumeration by the government-controlled paper, The Daily Express, the last two delegates named

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Saturday, October 7, 1972

I was concerned for Justice Barrera’s safety. When he saw me, he also showed much concern—for me. He asked excitedly in rapid succession, “Were you

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Sunday, October 8, 1972

Strolling at the Rizal Park this evening, I met Prof. Fred Morales. He told me how the military had burst into the Political Science Department

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Monday, October 9, 1972

Barbara Howell interviewed me. She is a Christian journalist based in Singapore who is staying at the Ellinwood Guest House. She introduced herself as the

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Wednesday, October 11, 1972

“Malakas ka pala, tinanggal pala ang pangalan mo sa ‘wanted’ delegates.” Cicero (Cecing) Calderon said that Sig Siguion-Reyna had told him that my name has

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Saturday, October 14, 1972

Delegate Goding Ramos told me yesterday that Marcos will exercise the powers of the presidency under the 1935 Constitution and will, in addition, be made

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Sunday, October 15, 1972

I gave Sisters Fely and Elizabeth, at the Sacred Heart headquarters, the list of delegates who have been so far apprehended by the military. They

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Monday, October 16, 1972

(Miling) Padua is a Liberal Party man and, therefore, an “anti.” He told me that he had it from good authority–from Delegate Braulio Yaranon—that President

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Wednesday, October 18, 1972

The Independent-Progressives had lunch at the home of Totoy Nepomuceno. Present, in addition to Totoy and myself, were Joe Feria, Naning Kalaw, Bobbit Sanchez and

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