April 5, 1939

Yesterday I had a very disagreeable incident with General MacArthur which, nevertheless, ended happily. For some time now past, there had come to be recommendations that I propose the creation of a Department of National Defense. My own reorganization board, especially the chairman, Mr. Unson, felt strongly that the Army should not be allowed to..

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December 27, 1938

  ON THE RELIGiOUS BILL Soon after my inauguration as President of the Philippines, there was a reunion of all the bishops and archbishops of the Philippines in Manila. One day they sent word that they would like to pay their respects and submit a petition to me. I decided to invite them to a..

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Dec. 10, 1938

THE WOOD ADMINISTRATION During my absence from Manila, General Wood was appointed Governor General of the Philippines. In view of the nature of the report of the Wood-Forbes Mission which I considered not only reactionary but contrary to facts, I felt that this appointment meant a reversion of the policies of Governor General Harrison in..

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January 4, 1938 — A.M.

My previous engagement I received a large delegation of men and women headed by Commissioner Fabella and Mrs. Perez. Secretary Vargas told me that it was a committee of employees that sought this interview and I told Vargas that I would only receive a small committee of three or five at most. Upon seeing this..

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December 2nd, 1925

            Today I had a conference Wood regarding the Budget Bill. the Appropriation Bill for Public Works and the Divorce Bill --Regarding the first, I told the Gov. I had no interest in the matter beyond showing that we could pass a budget bill which is scientific --Having done that..

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