September 29, 1936

At Malacañan, Kiko was introduced to the President in his office--which was formerly the bedroom where Kiko was born--Quezon was very cordial to him and had delightful manners with the boy; showed him about the Palace, and I myself was intrigued by all the recent improvements. The fill is completed on the riverside--to be made..

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March 1-2, 1936

Traffic congestion during Carnival intolerable now over, thank God! Besides, cracks are reported in the north pier of the Ayala bridge, so heavy trucks arc banned from there--other people, possibly, are scared away--a great blessing. The biggest external changes in Manila during my fifteen years of absence are: (1) the sanitation--both Americans and Filipinos are..

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February 26, 1936

Talk with Rafferty who is being done in by his partners in the manganese mine. Rafferty told me of repeated lies and evasions which are characteristically the world's 11th wonder! Talk with Simmie about the arrastre plant and the Government's attitude toward same. Simmie says he, Gaches and Hausserman would become Philippine citizens in a..

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February 3, 1936

Dinner at Malacañan for Cabinet--Doria wore her new black dress which was a great success, and Quezon asked her chaffingly if she was in mourning for King George? Corpus, President of the Philippine National Bank, sat on one side of me, and spoke con amore of how I supported him as Director of the Bureau..

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January 20, 1936

Asedillo, the old Tayabas bandit, has surrendered and been brought here in the presidential car, to see Quezon personally; was taken back and released in the hills on promising to return in three days with his sons and chief followers. All of this is quite picturesque -- no promise of pardon has been given; he..

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January 13, 1936

Left with Quezon, Colonel Santos and Mayor Posadas for the new site of Bilibid Prison at Muntinlupa, near Alabang, Laguna. We travelled in a motor which never went over 30 miles an hour, with motorcycle cops in front and behind. When we got there, we shifted to Quezon's Ford armored car which has bullet-proof (apparently..

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Jan. 12, 1932, Tuesday

Montinola is much better and will be out, I think by Friday. Went to Mrs. Alicia Longworth[1] for tea to meet Roosevelt. It was a small affair but the Sec. of War and Gov. Davis were there. Dined with Osmeña and Roxas in a Chinese restaurant, then a movie. [1] Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth  (Feb..

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