October 11, 1972

1 12:00 PM Oct. 11, 1972 Wednesday Malacañan Palace Manila The Cotobato (North) leaders, Moslem Tururays and Christian alike, have pledged to keep the peace and support me in the proclamation of martial law and the reformation. But since fighting has broken out in the Magsanoy, Ampatuan, Pikit area I have called them to Manila..

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Sept. 30, 1972 Saturday

(1) 11:15 PM sept. 30, 1072 Saturday Malacañan Palace Manila Tillwan Durdin of New York Times has now reported favorably on the developments in Manila contrary to his initial reports. I attach cabled report on his story and other stories. Since the New York Times is the bell weather of American newspaper sentiment, this should..

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September 5, 1972

  [Note: the first part of this entry is missing] Sept 5th (Con't) Malacañan Palace Manila   Conference with Gen. Ver and others on contingency plans. I place Gen. Espino [&] Sec. Ponce Enrile's report in Envelope XXXIV-U The Pomeroy article on Phil. Maoists [   ] Sen. Aquino is helping organize the NPA, Lopezes..

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May 12, 1972 Friday 12:30 pm

The entire country continues to speculate on my visit to the brothers Lopez. The comments all seem favorable, specially after my statement that I have reestablished my friendship with the Lopezes for national unity in view of the national interest. The opposition is still in a state of shock while the Nacionalistas are jubilant. Gerry..

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April 17, 1972

…Frank Starr implicates Col. Lino Aragon Angara, nephew of the late Pres. Quezon, in a plot to assassinate me on July 17, 1972. The sworn statement of Starr which is hereto attached is apparently credible and has the marks of authenticity. What is disturbing is the supposed statement of Angara “Marcos will be killed xxx..

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February 28, 1970 Saturday

      PAGE 98 Office of the President of the Philippines Malacañang     February 28, 1970 Saturday     10:55 PM   Am working on a Primer on Communism. Everyone is talking of confrontations with student power. Actually the whole crisis has been utilized by communism to create a revolutionary situation. Ernesto Granada,..

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February 23, 1970 Monday

PAGE 93 Office of the President of the Philippines Malacañang     February 23, 1970 Monday     1:10 AM   The Lopezes are more and more vicious through their columnists. Ernesto Granada happily refers to me as snake-like. He probably knows he is suspected as a communist by me. And so does I.P. Soliongco...

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February 8, 1970, Sunday

PAGE 72 Office of the President of the Philippines Malacañang February 8, 1970 Sunday 11:15 PM I have sworn in the new cabinet members during my speech before the Constitutional Convention members during the cocktail for them at 5:00 PM at the reception hall except for the new Executive Secretary, Alex Melchor whom I swore..

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Monday, February 2, 1970

PAGE 64 Office of the President of the Philippines Monday February 2, 1970 12:20 AM It seems clear now that the demonstrations and riots are engineered by the Liberal Party, Commander Dante and the Lopezes. The affidavit of a student leader, Villalon, attests to seven meetings in the office of my opponent Osmeña and Liberal..

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