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

p.1 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

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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 kept in

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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

  PAGE 5  Malacañang Manila January 3, 1970 Some people asked me why I have given away my earthly possessions. I invariably answered that I

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January 4, 1970

PAGE 9 Malacañang Manila January 4, 1970 Ex-Pres. Macapagal who is visiting in Singapore says that he is shocked by the news that there is

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January 5, 1970

PAGE 14 Malacañang Manila January 5, 1970 Open House. Formal diplomatic toast. Toast – National interest does not prevent us to remember we are one

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January 7, 1970

PAGE 18 Malacañang Manila January 7, 1970 Have just decided to appoint Greg Licaros as Central Bank governor. When I told Danding Romualdez and Bobby

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Thursday, January 8, 1970

PAGE 19 Malacañang Manila Thursday January 8, 1970 I have ordered a study in depth of all our efforts of counter-insurgency, economic development, social reform

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Friday, January 9, 1970

PAGE 20 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

PAGE 24 Malacañang Manila [Marginal note: Am still recovering from the symptoms of flu after over-exercise last Wednesday. Sore throat, nasal drip, feverish feeling –

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Monday, January 12, 1970

PAGE 26 Malacañang Manila Monday January 12, 1970 The Villareal group has obtained 67 signatures. Went to see the body of Mayor “Banjo” Laurel who

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January 13, 1970

PAGE 27 Malacañang Manila January 13, 1970 Awarded the Rizal Pro Patria to Don Vicente Madrigal. Saw Iñing Lopez in the Meralco Hospital. Had lunch

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Thursday, January 15, 1970

PAGE 31 Malacañang Manila Thursday January 15, 1970 The newspapers headlined (specially Manila Times) the resignation of Nolan from the Sugar Quota Adm. and Sugar

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January 16, 1970

PAGE 33 January 16, 1970 MISSING PAGE PAGE 34 Malacañang Manila We were all agreed that the cyst of Meldy was benign as it had

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Saturday, January 17, 1970

PAGE 35 Malacañang Manila Veterans Memorial Hospital Saturday January 17, 1970 Manila Times and even the Bulletin are trying to promote a fight between me

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Sunday, January 18, 1970

PAGE 37 Malacañang Manila Sunday Veterans Memorial Hospital January 18, 1970 The IMF consultative committee headed by Mr. Zavkar will recommend devaluation. We cannot accept

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January 19, 1970

PAGE 39 Malacañang Manila Veterans Memorial Hospital January 19, 1970 Imelda is strong enough to play host to her crowd nightly. We have just eaten

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January 20, 1970

PAGE 41 Malacañang Manila January 20, 1970 Malacañang Palace I still write this in Veterans Memorial Hosp. at 8:00 AM. Meldy is coming home to

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January 21, 1970

PAGE 43 Malacañang Manila January 21, 1970 Malacañang Palace 3:20 PM Have met (at 11:00 AM up to lunch and 1:30 PM) with Dr. Zavhkar

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January 22, 1970

PAGE 45 Office of the President of the Philippines Malacañang Palace January 22, 1970 I have been able to settle the Senate Presidency at 3:30

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January 23, 1970

PAGE 47 Office of the President of the Philippines Malacañang Palace January 23, 1970 12:00 PM I have just talked to Joe Maristela who is

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January 24, 1970

PAGE 49 Office of the President of the Philippines Malacañang Palace January 24, 1970 1:00 PM I have just directed the retirement of Gen. Raval

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January 25, 1970

PAGE 50 Office of the President of the Philippines Malacañang January 25, 1970 Sunday 2:55 PM The President must do almost everything in the government.

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January 26, 1970

PAGE 51 Office of the President of the Philippines Malacañang January 26, 1970 Monday 11:05 PM Opening session of Congress. State of the Nation Address

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January 27, 1970

PAGE 54 Office of the President of the Philippines [Marginal note: Also met with Cong. Montano at 11:30 AM. Asked him to stop his fellow

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January 28, 1970

PAGE 55 Office of the President of the Philippines Malacañang January 28, 1970 Wednesday 11:50 PM The pattern of subversion is slowly emerging. The danger

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January 29, 1970

PAGE 58 Office of the President of the Philippines Malacañang January 29, 1970 Thursday The UP faculty had a demonstration this afternoon. They walked from

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