June 6th and 7th, 1973

12:00 PM After the dinner for Admiral and Mrs. Clarey and son Christopher at the State Dining Room. June 6, 1973 Wednesday June 7, 1973 Thursday Malacañan Palace Manila Wednesday I spent on the problem of negotiations with the Malaysians on the conflict in the South which involves Sabah. The morning I dedicated to reviewing..

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Jan. 13, 1973 Saturday

    …I also conferred with the Speaker and House Majority Floor Leader (Villareal and Veloso) informing them of my plan to push through a new constitution that may be different from the draft by the Concon. It would be unicameral with a definite period for an interim government; that we would have to retain..

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Wednesday, November 29, 1972

Headline at the Express: "Delegates Approve Final Charter Draft. Signing Tomorrow." The paper repeated its report yesterday that the delegates approved the charter draft without any dissenting vote. But this was a patent lie. How could such a deliberate misleading of the people be done by the Express? The Bulletin Today headlined "New Charter Draft..

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Thursday, November 9, 1972

In the morning, Col. Moy Buhain (aide-de-camp to Speaker Villareal of the House of Representatives whom I had periodically served as economic adviser) dropped by to talk to me about the latest draft of the Steering Council. Obviously, he had already seen Speaker Villareal since our last talk. We were speculating on what will happen..

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November 2, 1972

11:10 PM Nov. 2, 1972 Thursday Malacañan Palace Manila Met Col. Irwin of Apollo 15 of August 1971. He brought his picture on the moon with the moon buggy and the flag of the Philippines. Met the Congressional leaders for lunch --Senate President Puyat, Speaker Villareal, Pres. Pro Temp Jose Roy, Majority Floor Leader Tolentino,..

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October 31, 1972

1. 11:50 PM Oct. 31, 1972 Tuesday Malacañan Palace Manila Our people will never know the gamble that I have taken when I proclaimed martial law. For I deliberately diverted the possible enemy fire to myself so as to save our people. Martial law is a limitation of freedom and, therefore, generally objectionable. There were..

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