February 25, 1943

Shoreham Hotel. Quezon says that when he first came to Washington as Resident Commissioner he, like most Filipinos, believed that when they saw an American man and woman out driving together, whom they knew not to be married to one another, they were sexually intimate. This was the old Spanish idea. But when he got..

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March 26, 1942 – Thursday

Attended and served Mass. Returned to Del Monte. 12:30 p.m. went with Vice-President Osmeña to Mr Crawford’s evacuation house for lunch. Returned to Del Monte. Packed my valise for the airplane trip. The planes arrived at 8:45 p.m. We could hear the roar of the engines from our house at Del Monte. At 10 p.m...

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June 6, 1936

Arrived at Iligan, route having been changed by Quezon in accord with news from the Manila Weather Bureau. The visit to Culion is now to be at the end of trip. Before making wharf at Iligan, Quezon addressed the Assemblymen, asking for funds for the development of Mindanao. He used maps, and said that an..

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May 5, 1936

Two very nice letters from Doria written at Hong Kong. From 8:30-10:30 with Arthur Fischer at the excellent office of the Bureau of Forestry. He is now the senior Bureau Chief. I appointed him in 1917. Twenty years is too long, and Fischer is thin, neurotic and passionately excitable. He grows livid when he tells..

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February 18, 1936

When I saw the Cabinet today waiting patiently for the President to finish a talk in the Palace, I did not much envy them--especially when remembering that Quezon's intention is not to share anything confidential with them (on account of Osmeña?) but to have an "inside cabinet" of his own--like the War Cabinet in England...

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