Thursday, October 26, 1922

Once more a meeting of the Nacionalistas in the house of Celestino Rodriguez. Quezon tells me he cannot help admire Osmeña's serenity because, when he visited Osmeña at midnight last night to exchange views on the underhanded blow from the Democratas, he found Osmeña optimistic and even smiling. In truth, Osmeña has now begun to work seriously,..

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Tuesday, October 24, 1922

In the morning, a call from Quezon, discouraged. He suspects that Osmeña is not helping him as much as he should. He makes an appointment for me to see him in the Intendencia Building. From there, we go to Osmeña's office. There, Quezon begins to weep. "You have deserted me," he tells Osmeña, wiping away his..

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October 1, 1922

[Note: In the book, this entry is only labeled "October," and precedes the extracts of the October 22-26, 1922 diary entries reproduced in the same book; for the purpose of this website this entry has been assigned the date October 1] The fight between the Nacionalistas and the Colectivistas is becoming very interesting. Quezon and Osmeña are once more..

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March 1, 1922

Quezon has finally won victory for his party. All our efforts and those of the Speaker proved useless to stop the secession. This split has been worked for years, and planned behind the back of Osmeña. Technically, it is a bloodless coup d'etat. Quezon took advantage of the Speaker's position to undermine him and pull him..

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