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Ferdinand E. Marcos

Ferdinand E. Marcos

Ferdinand E. Marcos (September 11, 1917– September 28, 1989), lawyer, soldier, legislator, twice elected President of the Philippines (1965, 1969), dictator, 1972-86.

July 4, 1969

JULY 4/69 DIARY      On board 777 THE PRESIDENT at 9:00 PM I am about to take dinner in the dining saloon in this 2,400-ton

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January 1, 1970

    Malacañang Manila January 1, 1969 1970 I start a daily written record of my second term in office as President. This will be

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January 2, 1970

Malacañang Manila January 2, 1970 Mrs. Agnew left this morning to join VP Agnew at Taipeh. Meldy had breakfast with her – 7:30 – she

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January 3, 1970

 Malacañang Manila January 3, 1970 Some people asked me why I have given away my earthly possessions. I invariably answered that I did not need

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January 4, 1970

  Malacañang Manila January 4, 1970 Ex-Pres. Macapagal who is visiting in Singapore says that he is shocked by the news that there is supposed

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January 5, 1970

  Malacañang Manila January 5, 1970 Open House. Formal diplomatic toast. Toast – National interest does not prevent us to remember we are one world

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January 7, 1970

  Malacañang Manila January 7, 1970 Have just decided to appoint Greg Licaros as Central Bank governor. When I told Danding Romualdez and Bobby Benedicto

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Thursday, January 8, 1970

Malacañang Manila Thursday January 8, 1970 I have ordered a study in depth of all our efforts of counter-insurgency, economic development, social reform as well

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Friday, January 9, 1970

  Malacañang Manila [Marginal note: Laurel and Puyat and even Villareal say: “There is only one elector we have to campaign for and win –

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Sunday, January 11, 1970

Malacañang Manila [Marginal note: Am still recovering from the symptoms of flu after over-exercise last Wednesday. Sore throat, nasal drip, feverish feeling – general malaise.

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Monday, January 12, 1970

  Malacañang Manila Monday January 12, 1970 The Villareal group has obtained 67 signatures. Went to see the body of Mayor “Banjo” Laurel who died

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January 13, 1970

  Malacañang Manila January 13, 1970 Awarded the Rizal Pro Patria to Don Vicente Madrigal. Saw Iñing Lopez in the Meralco Hospital. Had lunch with

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Thursday, January 15, 1970

  Malacañang Manila Thursday January 15, 1970 The newspapers headlined (specially Manila Times) the resignation of Nolan from the Sugar Quota Adm. and Sugar Institute.

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January 16, 1970

Veteran’s Mem. Hospital Friday January 16, 1970 Malacañang Manila Meldy’s cyst in the right breast has been removed and found benign –as the report says

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Saturday, January 17, 1970

Malacañang Manila Veterans Memorial Hospital Saturday January 17, 1970 Manila Times and even the Bulletin are trying to promote a fight bet