September 14, 1969 — Sunday

I had a fair night. No dyspnea. Sleep was quite good without any medication. I got up at 5:15 a.m. Shaved, took my shower and attended the special private mass at 6:30 a.m. at San Beda, private chapel. Returned home for breakfast and afterwards took my morning nap. It is now 11 a.m. and I have some discomforting dyspnea. I …

September 13, 1969 — Saturday

I had a bad night. I slept two hours in the arm chair under continuous oxygen. I wanted to rest in bed longer during the morning but I had to introduce Doctor Pacis to Sister Ingoberga at the hospital and then rush back to Cancer Clinic to see a patient from China Bank. I had a light luncheon , and …

July 6, 1969 — Sunday

I woke up at 4:30 a.m. I had a fair night. I shaved and went to 7 a.m. Holy Mass at San Beda Church. Father Columbano arranged a mass for me alone. There being no sermon it was finished in 20 minutes. Went to Lourdes Hospital to visit Ambassador Nieto and Charito Legarda who had a heart attack last night. …

June 26, 1969 — Thursday

I went to the hospital this morning to visit Ambassador Nieto and discuss his interesting case with Dr. Venicio de Leon, our urologist and Dr. Augusto P. Sarmiento. 0

June 24, 1969 — Tuesday

Feast of St. John the Baptist. This is the 398th foundation anniversary of Manila. Villegas has called it ARAW NANG MAYNILA. and President Marcos has declared it an official holiday for Manila only. Manila was founded by Legaspi and Urdaneta in 1571. I went to the Lourdes Hospital to see Dr. Aldanese operate on Mr. Garduno a patient of Philippine …

May 29, 1969 — Thursday

I had an excellent night last night. I slept in bed for long stretches and woke up at 5 a.m. very well rested. At 9 a.m. I went to Oceanic Commercial central office at Pasong Tamo for my  weekly consultations. Returned home for a needed rest before lunch. It continues to be very hot, with the temperature 100 degrees Fahrenheit …

March 14, 1969 — Friday

Attended at 5:30 p.m. the inauguration of the Lopez Building, Meralco at Ortigas Avenue, Pasig, Rizal. President Marcos and the First Lady were the guests of honor. The whole affair was well organized and came out very well, to the satisfaction of Don Eugenio Lopez, President of Meralco. 0

February 22, 1969 — Saturday

General Raval, Chief of Constabulary visited me and asked me advice on how to improve the morale, the behavior and the integrity of the members of the force. I told him that it is best to talk to the young officers and awaken in their minds the importance of honesty, integrity and loyalty. Afterwards gradually concentrate on the older officers. …

February 10, 1969 — Monday

At 10 a.m. attended the meeting of the Board of Directors of Meralco, on the 13th floor, Lopez Building. It was announced there that the inauguration of the Lopez building will be held on March 14, which is the anniversary of the day when Meralco was granted its franchise (March 14, 1903). The theater will be inaugurated on March 22, …