Oct. 20, 1972
Imelda started playing badminton today at 5:30 PM while we were playing golf. With her at the tennis court which we walled with lawaint and canvas to serve as windbreak were Lulu Tinio, Meldy Cojuangco and Helen Cu Unjieng. She played for almost three hours.
Met the reporters of the newspaper Times-Journal Vic Tañedo and Roy Acosta with the Express Tibo Mijares.
Gov. G. Licaros on the Japanese loans and the punishment of dollar blackmarketers as well as registration of currency.
Alex Melchor on PES work on project planning and laws.
Sec. Roño on the LOI for the new Dept. of Local Governments and Community Development.
Then Com. Vera on the reorganization of the BIR.
Am working on the Report to the Nation for the 1st month of Martial Law and the Proclamation of the Emancipation of the Tenants by declaring their ownership of the land they till tomorrow at the Maharlika at 10:00 AM.
Oct. 1, 1972
Guns, Gangsters, and the reduction of the Meralco rates –these are the news that have gone big in the United States.
17,000 guns captured and surrendered is a massive number indeed which has struck the attention of the world that is preoccupied with terrorism.
So too with gangsterism since it is a risk to take a stroll in Central Park or Rock Creek Park even in the daytime.
And the move to dismantle the hold of the oligarchs on our economy and thus our society and government –starting out with the Lopezes’ Meralco.
So we must continue the raids on the NPA safehouses for the explosives and arms we know they have.
And the heroin laboratories.
Oct. 1st (Con’t)
I issued the decrees on meat prices and on undeclared income.
And called in my information production group including Blas Ople, Romy Diaz as well as Kits Tatad and the operating officers, the Dept of Education with its 270,000 public school teachers and 70,000 private school teachers, Dept of Agriculture with the APC, ACA, Bureau of Plant Industry, Bureau of Lands, Bureau of Forestry etc., the Dept. of Health and its Rural Health Units, the Dept of Local Govts and Community Development, for the organization of an information campaign that must reach every man, woman and child in the country.
Conferred with Jess Tanchangco on the rice problem. Directed him to clean up the RCA.