May 27, 1941

Briefly, the situation in the Philippines, a US territory with a Commonwealth Gov't. led by Pres. Quezon, whose legislature passed CA #1, Defense Act, is progressing well towards the 1946 Independence.  Defense law framed by Advisors MacArthur & Eisenhower anchors on Phil. Army (PA) with sea  going sv (OSP) and air (PAAC) as mere branches..

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Wednesday, April 3, 1940

Meeting at Malacanang w Pres Q. Mac, Sutherland, Sec Sison and Gen. Staff re site Mil. Acad. Meeting opens up with Pres Q & MacA talking informally as if we were not present. We were being used as background only. MacA proposes site to be Quezon City. They discuss advantages of Quezon City. Lim talks..

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Tuesday, March 26, 1940

Pres Q[uezon] explodes a bombshell in graduation exercises of [Philippine] Normal School. He now says that he does not believe any longer in the MacA[rthur] theory of defensibility of the islands against a major power. MacA[rthur] should pack up and go home. This move of Pres Q.[uezon] is interpreted by me as the first concrete..

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Wednesday, March 13, 1940

At Baguio. Review for the President. Incident Marching Valdes coming to the stands. Also the idiot Roxas and two others. After review we went to the reception & tea. Pres Q in speaking of MacA said "I have been fooled. I am sorry I did not consult you at the beginning. MacA has been bluffing..

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Tuesday, February 20, 1940

Conference of GS w Sec Sison at Mal-- Subject -- Economy. Sison made inferences about MacA relief. Did not Pres Q ask the GS whether it could handle the job by itself. Sison then extemporized on military justice. Case of Lt. Valparaiso. Very bad decision of Capt Torres. Lim took responsibility. Spoke at National U...

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Friday, Jan. 26, 1940

Went to Malacanang for PAAF Ex. Council meeting. Went to McA and wished him many happy returns. Picture in Herald omits my name as usual due to that SOB Amado Araneta. Went to San Lazaro and measured horses. Had quite a time in Dr Lorenzo Reyes re his horse. Tony Araneta came to see the..

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Saturday, Jan. 6, 1940

Conference at Malacanang -- 11:00 to 1:15 Present -- Sec Sison, Valdes, Francisco, Lim, Garcia, Segundo, [illegible], De Jesus Subject -- Justification of proposed cut of budget. Loss of confidence in MacArthur expressed by the Pres. He expects MacArthur to pull out when budget is reduced. McA failures -- He failed to tell Pres. that 16..

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Thursday, January 4, 1940

  General Conference at Malacanang -- 10:30-1:00 Subject -- Defensibility of Islands -- Present: Sec. Sison, McA, Sutherland, Lim, Garcia, Segundo, [illegible], De Jesus, Magtoto -- President Q Presiding-- Discussion -- Pres. outlines history of McA. [illegible] Defensibility of Islands -- McA. quizzed by the Pres. on basis of his plan -- Does it envision US.N...

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