June 23, 1985

Just arrived from Tokyo-US trip. Opposition in US strong and organized. But they are skeptical about my chances of beating Marcos. They know that the people will vote for me but the votes will not be counted. But they will do what they can. Solarz, Cranston, Kennedy, Kerry (Democrats) are very sympathetic to UNIDO. Will..

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November 24, 1977

  I have decided to add interest to the referendum campaign by picking Ex-Pres. Macapagal as the best strawman and issuing an answer to his charges before the Manila Lion's Club under Cesar Lucero on the MNLF having been brought about by the proclamation of martial law, martial law lifting and my resigning as president..

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April 1, 1976

    I have asked USec Collantes to tell the American chargé d'affaires that there is a warrant of arrest or threat against Ex Pres. Macapagal and we will help him go whenever he wants to go --even to the U.S. The chargé told Gen. Ver and USec Collantes that "Political asylum is out." They..

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Monday, November 27, 1972

The headline of the Daily Express today was "Second Reading Vote Today on Draft of Proposed Constitution." The subheading is "Charter Reflect Spirit of New Society." I had a brief chat with Johnny Remulla and Jun Davide. "There is no more oppposition in Cavite," Johnny declared triumphantly. "Governor Bocalan is in the stockade while Senator..

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Tuesday, November 14, 1972

The Daily Express reported this morning that a move to change the name of the Philippines to the "Republic of Maharlika" is snowballing among the 166-man body of the Special Committee of the Constitutional Convention. Of course, it is not true that it is snowballing; most delegates have never heard of this move. Nevertheless, I..

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