January 23, 1942

HQ, Bataan (Noon)   Cabcaben docks bombed while our courier boat was unloading. Nobody hurt. Japs are squint-eyed. Everybody in C.P. asking me questions about Corregidor. "How does the Rock look?" or "What do they say about the convoy?" or "They have a better life out there, don't you think so?" To pep boys up..

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December 1, 1936

Glad November is over--somehow or other this is nearly always a worrisome month;--this year it was even worse than usual both because of Doria's illness, and by reason of the lack of discretion, not to say greediness of some of ay associates in business. At Malacañan at 9:30. Quezon was in the barber chair, just..

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June 17, 1936

The message was excellent, and contained the following reference to agrarian reform: In the meantime, I recommend the adoption of measures similar to those which were adopted in Ireland to solve agrarian problems there existing from time immemorial. I also recommend the immediate passage of a law authorizing the expropriation of those portions of the..

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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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January 6, 1936

At the office in the morning Hoskins was discussing the landlord and tenant situation. He said that with rice (palay) selling at 3 pesos a ganta the peasant, who gets one-half share from his landlord can just manage to make both ends meet --but with palay at its present price of 1.50 pesos they cannot make..

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December 15, 1935

Speech at 9 o'clock at the Columbian Institute before the Professional's League. Intelligent addresses before mine by two young Filipinos --Ernesto D. Bohol, the organizer was one of them; he is very sincere and straightforward. Polo match in p.m. --fast  & first rate. A.D. Williams told me of Quezon's discharge some years ago of Ernest..

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