January 3, 1942

Looting continues unabated. War brings out the noble and the degrading in man. Saw three Japanese soldiers talking with two women with painted faces in a street-corner. Thousands of people mobbed our warehouses. The bodega on Batangas street was completely looted. Asked Chief Torres and Mayor Nolasco for police protection, but they had none to..

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June 18, 1936

Wrote a memorandum for Quezon on the extension of the season for shooting snipe. Saw Quezon from twelve to one o'clock in his office with Secretary Torres, Alcalde Posadas &c. He asked me about the Landlord and Tenant Bill--I told him I had left it the day before in Diokno's office for revision--he said "It..

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June 16, 1936

Called on T. Wolff at his office to discuss his memorandum on the new cedula tax law. Finished the draft of Landlord & Tenant Bill. In the p.m., the Survey Board had its weekly meeting; they are framing a plan for the standardization of salaries in the Government. One of the marked characteristics of round-table..

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February 25, 1936

Mrs. Quezon returned from a month's absence in Java etc. Press photos of attentive loving couple, Quezon in yachting cap. The next day Quezon left with Nieto and his aides for an eight day trip through Balete pass and the Cagayan valley. Talk with Colonel Vicente Lim, senior Filipino officer in the United States Army..

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February 22, 1936

Holiday. An hour with Sam Gaches in his office where he told me at my request the whole story of the Mineral Resources Mining properties. Excellent and vivid 40 minutes talk by him on rediscovery of the ancient Chinese mines of 500-1,000 years ago in Camarines Norte. Gave all the difficulties of mining in that..

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