October 14, 1972

1 11:20 PM Oct. 14, 1972 Saturday Malacañan Palace Manila I have finally decided that in the Land Reform Program we should keep the government out of the transaction for the transfer of ownership of the land to the tenant. It would be a direct transaction between landowner and tenant choosing one of two schemes:..

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February 26, 1950

Lunch at the Staplers lovely house in Rizal (next door to the Huie home). He is Capt. Jack Stapler’s brother, and in Marsman & Co. He says the outlook for foreign firms in the Philippines is pretty dim, chiefly because they are the only ones which pay 100% taxes. Stapler also spoke of the crowd of..

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January 18, 1945

One day the American troops were delayed in arriving at Manaoag in recapturing the fifteen kilometers which separated it from San Fabian. It took them one week to advance eleven kilometers to Pozorrubio. The cause was the Pugaros. The troops that landed in Lingayen went directly to Manila in forced marches which were not really..

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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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September 23, 1944

Manila's agog. Everybody's talking and whispering and laughing and dreaming about the raid. Everybody feels the Americans will be here before Christmas. Somebody opined "around New Year" and he was branded a low-down defeatist. A thousand pseudo-generals have sprung with theories on how easily the Americans will retake Luzon. Despite the very tense situation, Manoling's..

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5-10-44

Forty-three (43) patients admitted from Clark Field, work detail at 1030 this date. Dr. Nogi inspected the hospital this date. One member of the Japanese Army Air work detail confined in the brig by the Japanese upon recommendation of the Senior Medical Officer for a period of 15 days. Offense: Insubordination.

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