June 12, 2010

After spending four weeks as a hermit in the mountain of Busay overlooking the city of Cebu, I finally descended the other day. My journey as a pilgrim is about to start. I will be leaving for the airport a few minutes from now. In a couple of hours I will be taking the flight..

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May 28, 2010

I've been living as a hermit for almost three weeks on top of this mountain overlooking the city of Cebu. I spend most of my time relaxing, reflecting about my life, praying, fasting, reading, editing my book project, playing the flute and violin, practicing Spanish, performing taichi, and finalizing my itinerary for the Camino de..

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February 22, 1986

We were in Cebu when Enrile and Ramos staged their mutiny in Camp Aguinaldo. I addressed the "Doctors for Democracy" and CA talked to the Cebu lawyers. Then the rally at 4 PM. After the rally after having dinner at a restaurant, a foreign correspondent told me JPE and Ramos had barricaded themselves in Camp..

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November 7-8, 1972

  (1) 1:45 AM Nov 9th Nov. 7, 1972 Nov 8, 1972 Malacañan Palace Manila Have been busy the whole day of the 7th on the amendments to the Constitution draft of the Concon. And the first two chapters of the book (sequel to Today's Revolution--) Worked until 2 AM Met no visitors on the..

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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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October 24, 1972

1. 11:40 PM Oct. 24, 1972 Tuesday Malacañan Palace Manila There is still sporadic firing in Marawi but the two additional companies including our PSC Special Forces company formerly assigned to Salvador and Malabang, Lanao del Norte are there. Even the two APC's in the last two towns have been ordered moved to Lanao del..

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21st March 1945

The Times today carried two remarkable stories, both hand-outs of the military press corps. The first comes from Yiojima. "With the fighting on Yiojima reaching a state of ever-increasing bitterness," it states, "Unit Commander Masuo Ikeda decided to ‘win by dying’. His determination was carried through completely to each of his men. So many volunteered..

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December 18, 1944

The alarm sounded yesterday, but the skies of Manila were clear of planes. The raids were made over Clark Field and Legazpi. However, we were kept alert by the raid today from 8:00 in the morning to 5:30 in the afternoon. In the morning a plane was shot down and the pilot parachuted down. A..

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