June 11, 1945 Monday

Discussion is raging in the Camp as to what the government will do with regard to alleged collaborationists like us. To some, this question has been settled—Pres. Osmeña having already spoken. As reported in the Free Philippines of June 1, Pres. Osmeña declared that he reiterates his policy on collaborators as stated in his speech..

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July 15, 1942

Shoreham.During the Spanish regime, the cabeza de barangay was the collector of the cedula personal tax; he was handed a list of all inhabitants over 18 and had to produce revenue called for by the list, whether he had been able to collect it or not; as a result he was usually ruined. See references..

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May 27, 1936

Luncheon alone with Quezon at Malacañan. He appeared in very good spirits; is swimming daily in his tank, and played golf at Wak-Wak at 5 o'c. this morning. Spoke with pleasure of my appearance of good health and asked me to go with him on the Negros trip to the Southern Islands June 3-15, with..

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April 9, 1936

In Zamboanga. The Mayon arrived with Yulo, Quirino and Rodriguez, Santos, Fellers and many others, and Peters, Wolff and I shifted to the Mayon for Manila. Interview with Johnson who has been here since '99 and was an agent for Governor Frank Carpenter whom we discussed--he said Carpenter was a public servant thru and thru..

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April 7, 1936

At sea nearing Jolo. At breakfast I had a talk with Quezon over the Government Survey Board. He said the government had become a mere bureaucracy; I told him the Survey Board was puzzled to know how to decrease the expenses of government in accord with his wishes--was it by lowering salaries? He said no--but..

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March 28, 1936

At sea, bound for Manila. Quezon is trying to persuade Roxas and Alunan to go to Washington on the trade commission--they are holding back, probably for two reasons: (a)  apprehension of failure (b)  danger of appearing to interfere with Don Quintin Paredes, the Resident Commissioner. I asked Secretary Quirino jokingly whether he had suspended any..

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March 23, 1936

We arrived at Marinduque at 9 a.m. on Arayat worn out by the voyage. We went off first and after fiddling about to get a chauffer, drove up to Boac to get photographic films for Doria. Chatted in the shop for half an hour until Quezon arrived--fire-crackers--constabulary--police--local officials of Marinduque. Secretary Quirino went on across..

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March 19, 1936

Arrived at Zamboanga one hour before the Mayon which brought Quezon, his daughter "Baby" and a considerable suite. Walk up to market place where Assemblyman Alano introduced Quezon who spoke in Spanish. His address was on the duties of citizenship and the relations of the provinces with the Commonwealth Government; said also that whereas in..

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November 29, 1935

Visit with City Engineer Artiaga to the new "South Cemetery" originally initiated by him with my co-operation; it was formerly a large tract of the Zobel estate; is now filling up rapidly --then what? Artiaga suggests that in the reorganization of the government, the office of Alcalde be made elective but with reduced powers, and a board..

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