Jorge B. Vargas

Jorge B. Vargas

(August 24, 1890 — February 22, 1980). Executive Secretary of President Quezon, 1935-41; Mayor of the City of Greater Manila, 1942; Chairman of the Philippine Executive Commission, 1942-1943. Ambassador to Japan of the Japanese-sponsored Republic, 1943-1945.

January 4, 1946

At 9:45 Chaplain Clemen came in and surprised me washing my winter underwear -told him I consider my life as having gone back to the

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January 6, 1946

I cut out Amorsolo’s Harvest scene, Resurreccion Hidalgo’s Punta Santa Ana and de la Rosa’s Pasig River from art catalogue. Also picture of Kawilihan from

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April 24th, 1946

  All four back issues of NT came this am. just before exercise—-nothing yet about Phil. Elections. While at exercise was called out I thought

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April 25th, 1946

Early today rec’d April 8th number of “Time.” While going down to breakfast heard that Stahmer had been put in solitary confinement. Seen him later at

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April 29th, 1946

Haircut at 9 am. today——Old barber—1 zipper. At exercise this afternoon Laurel wanted to discuss what we thought Roxas would do on collaborationist issue. He

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June 19th, 1946

Rizal Day! Also Toto’s second wedding anniversary. We drunk our coffee to Rizal’s memory at breakfast this morning —- all five of us. But most

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June 21st, 1946

June 21st Started early in the morning to put letter to Nena in shape. Had made so many corrections and insertions of thoughts that came

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June 22nd, 1946

Was called late this morning for shaving. For a time thought I had written too soon to Nena about manong to shave everyday thinking they

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June 23rd, 1946

Got up earlier than usual today being Sunday so I could get out from trunk my Sunday clothes before beginning to sweep and mop the

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June 24th, 1946

Fiesta of San Juan today—a lot of people must be getting doused up today crossing San Juan bridge, and perhaps even Mandaluyong. At breakfast Osias

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July 17th, 1946

Night was warm & suffocating. Suffered a lot on a/c of heat during the whole night—fortunately the mosquitoes had disappeared—but must have over exercised yesterday

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July 18th, 1946

The night has been rather pleasant——there was a slight breeze blowing through the windows, and there being no more mosquitoes, slept rather well, though woke

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July 19th, 1946

Tolerably good night no mosquitoes, not so warm. At bath was told by BaMaw that his case is due to come up again. The Sgt.

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July 20th, 1946

Woke up around 4 in the morning, but after moving was able to pick up some more sleep until the guard knocked shortly after six.

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July 21st, 1946

Could not sleep well during the night, although had retired late almost eleven o’clock. Probably the events of the previous had made so much havoc

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July 22nd, 1946

Could not sleep right away after retiring for the night last night——had been laundering a pair of socks which I plan to use tomorrow when

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