Saturday, Jan. 6, 1940

Conference at Malacanang -- 11:00 to 1:15 Present -- Sec Sison, Valdes, Francisco, Lim, Garcia, Segundo, [illegible], De Jesus Subject -- Justification of proposed cut of budget. Loss of confidence in MacArthur expressed by the Pres. He expects MacArthur to pull out when budget is reduced. McA failures -- He failed to tell Pres. that 16..

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Thursday, January 4, 1940

  General Conference at Malacanang -- 10:30-1:00 Subject -- Defensibility of Islands -- Present: Sec. Sison, McA, Sutherland, Lim, Garcia, Segundo, [illegible], De Jesus, Magtoto -- President Q Presiding-- Discussion -- Pres. outlines history of McA. [illegible] Defensibility of Islands -- McA. quizzed by the Pres. on basis of his plan -- Does it envision US.N...

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Wednesday, January 3, 1940

Breakfast at Malacanang -- 7:30 -- Present -- Sec. Sison, Morato, Garcia, Segundo, President. Subject of discussion -- Army budget and possibilities -- Gen. Staff conference -- 10:00 re budget reduction I was detailed to write the report.     Worked all night in connection with Gen. Staff report re budget reduction.

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Saturday Aug 12/39

Conference w/ Eisenhower on various matters, re Velasquez & Garcia etc. He tells me about Gen V not being able to function on the basis of principles, that he always work on the basis of personal loyalty. This statement was made when I told him about Gen V promising the Scout officers their assignments. He..

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July 29, 1939

Tea at Lim's --Dalao, Romero, Manzano Moran absent. Pacita was present. Lim talks and traces the case of the Scouts. Most of his talk was on his resignation and the chanfe in the relation of Mil. Adv. to Army. Everything was brought out about the new offer of the Chief of Staff in the form..

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July 28, 1939

News in Bulletin re Scout Officers not accepting offer. I went to see Valdes on this news. Valdes sent for Lim. Lim agrees with my information that news must have come from Olivares. Lim remarks it was a mistake to have called Olivares. Valdes says he called Moran and Olivares on his own hook in..

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Friday, June 23, 1939

Gen. MacArthur talks about Scout officers trying to argue and gain the point that there was no such promise about the one and the two rank in promotion. He tried to argue that the position of PS officers as determined by Valdez-Garcia-Ord board was in case they quit the USA and that their position as..

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