October 25, 1972

1. 9:40 PM Oct. 25, 1972 Wednesday Malacañan Palace Manila 145,000 guns have been surrendered as of this noon. 70,000 of this came from III PC Zone, 30,000 of which is good foreign make. We lost three men in Lanao del Sur when an armored car was ambushed 20 kms northeast of Marawi. The men..

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Sept. 29, 1972, Friday

(1) 12:25 PM Sept. 29, 1972 Friday Malacañan Palace Manila Sec. Vicente Abad Santos on the removal of judges: He is against the outright dismissal of civil service employees. But I have decided to amend the civil service rules so as to add two new categories of punishment without going through a final hearing in..

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Sept. 28, 1972, Thursday

  (1) 12:55 PM Sept. 28, 1972 Thursday Malacañan Palace Manila The legitimate use of force on chosen targets is the incontestable secret of the reform movement. Restrained force will bring about the New Society. And the Reformation is coming about without any obstacle. Gerry Roxas wanted to be invited to meet with me. But..

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February 20, 1950

In office here all day. To dinner at Delgado's (Delgado's Bros. Arrastre Contractors). Mrs. Delgado very pretty, mother of 4. I held the 9 month old baby boy, and he laughed and gurgled. Jacinto, Commissioner of Customs, Handry (Free Press), McKelsey, and several Filipinos there. Very good buffet supper with a chicken pie the size..

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February 16, 1950

Interview with President Quirino. (Introduced by Selden Chapin, US Chargé d’ Affaires). He was very cordial, and gave me an opening to preach my little sermon on politics and corruption in the Customs. I remarked that the disease is easy to diagnose but hard to cure, but added that, if (1) political influence could be..

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February 15, 1950

Had conference with Jacinto, Milleres and Foster Knight at custom House. Jacinto had appeared before Budget Committees of House of Representatives this morning, and had told them that the Commissioner of Customs should be ex officio Collector of the port of Manila. He did not mention my alternative plan, i.e., complete separation of Commissioner and..

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February 14, 1950

To lunch at Lion’s Club as guest of Pio Pedrosa, Secretary of Finance. 9-10 had conference with Pedrosa, Jacinto, Jastram and Knight. Handed my memorandum re relationship between Commissioner of Customs and Collector of the Port of Manila to the Secretary. We had general discussion of the two alternatives I proposed, and the Secretary asked..

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February 12, 1950

To Custom House. Finished two memorandums. Had 1 hour talk with Muni, head of Allied Warehouses (Customs brokers, etc.) and learned a lot about the Customs, and very little good. Dined at Liu's. (She was peggy Auyang Pauline's daughter). Chinese food, semi "pien fan", and good. K and Mrs. Huang; Mr. & Mrs. Picasso, and..

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