19 May 1942

-- Tues -- On water faucet detail this AM very warm -- 43 died yesterday. I am very worried with loose Bowel movements hourly. Once again only God can help there is no medicine for Malaria or Dysentery. Meals are much better & I felt a lot stronger till stomach condition got threatening. We surely..

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August 13-17, 1936

August 15 at Rafferty's dinner (Grawfus). I sat between Alfonso Sy Cip and Romulo, head of the Herald. Romulo told me of his dramatic defiance of General Wood, when the latter called him on the carpet for the attitude of his paper--(all of which was published in the Herald at the time); of the magnificent impromptu..

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March 31, 1936

Quezon telephoned asking us to the Commencement of the University of the Philippines at 8:15 a.m. I put on gown and hood for the first time since receiving from this University an LL.D. eighteen years ago. The ceremonies were very well run and seemed impressive. Quezon rose and congratulated the cum laude students as they..

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February 7, 1936

An hour in the morning at the office with Manuel Concepcion, in my time Secretary of the Philippine National Bank. He told me of his father's conviction by the Courts (as President of that bank) and his own sentence by a divided, and perhaps influenced court; [Johnson and Malcolm seem to have railroaded him] --aided by..

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January 27, 1936

Back again at the office after first illness I have ever had in the Philippines. Garfinkel told of Quezon's visit to Tarlac and Pangasinan; what intelligent interest he showed in military maneuvers and in the equipment of General Smith. Garfinkel expressed his pleasure in the present great change of heart of the American military towards..

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January 25, 1936

Quezon off to Pangasinan with his a.d.c. Colonel Garfinkel --to meet General Smith's army on its practice march to Dagupan. He is also probably picking up first hand information concerning Friar Land estates on his week-end trips. Excellent article by Vicente Albano Pacis in the Herald, calling on Filipinos to show more faith in themselves, and greater..

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January 3, 1936

Nothing doing at office; Quezon sick in Malacañan --should return to Baguio. Garfinkel said Quezon had a "heavy night" at the Casino Español --but Quezon does not drink. Food causes his upsets. Saw Vamenta formerly Attorney of Department of Mindanao and Sulu; he told me Osmeña was anxious to do something for Governor Frank Carpenter..

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January 2, 1936

At office. Quezon's bureau filled with candidates for the Court of Appeals. Visit from Judge Jaronilla who explained his own position: he had been Attorney General when he gave a decision that the "Board of Control" was unconstitutional --which opinion was sustained by the Philippine Supreme Court and by the United States Supreme Court. He..

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December 14, 1935

Saturday --Quezon away at Canlubang, presumably staying with the Ehrmans. Garfinkel, Vargas and Nick are all dashing about trying to meet the President's sudden decision to change his office to that formerly occupied by Secretary Franks; they are also pushing work on a new office to be called the library in Malacañan Palace. Bridge with..

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