November 1, 1972

1. 11:00 PM Nov. 1, 1972 Wednesday Malacañan Palace Manila All Saint’s Day Cabinet meeting even on All Saints Day because of the urgency of the reorganization program: 1. Neda 2. Dept of Agrarian Reform 3. Dept of Information 4. Dept of Local Government and Community Development 5. Reorganization of: 1. Dept of Public Works 2.      ”  of …

Sept. 23, 1972, Saturday

  (1) 12:20PM Sept. 23, 1972 Saturday Malacañan Palace Manila   Things have moved according to plan although out of the total 200 target personalities in the plan only 52 have been arrested, including the three senators, Aquino, Diokno and Mitra and Chino Roces and Teddy Locsin. At 7:15 PM I finally appeared on a nationwide TV and Radio broadcast …

September 17, 1972, Sunday

  (1) 10:00 p.m. Sept. 17, 1972 Sunday At the “Big Antique”  Malacañan Palace or “Ang Maharlika” Manila We escaped the loneliness of the palace for this old Antillan house now known as Ang Maharlika, the State Guest House several blocks from the palace. It has been restored beautifully by Imelda and is a symbol of Philippine culture in the …

September 9, 1972, Saturday

    12:35 PM Sept. 9, 1972 Saturday Malacañan Palace Manila   Calamity Workers Golf Tournament–   Bongbong arrived early this morning at about 3:40 AM from his date with the Veloso girls (he has been frank with me about what he does on his dates). We slept with Irene at her room, putting the two beds in her room …

April 3, 1971

  7:00 A.M. April 3, 1971 Malacañan Palace Manila Reflections What is my central purpose in life? I am President. I am the most powerful man in the Philippines. All that I have dreamt of I have. More accurately, I have all the material things I want in life –a wife who is loving and is a partner in the …

Jan. 9, 1971 Saturday, 11:00 pm

Bongbong left by Qantas via Hongkong, New Delhi, Teheran, Athens and London. I talked to him, and his sisters, Imelda and Kokoy about the possibility of his mother and two sisters joining him if there should be trouble here; that whether I am there beside them or not they (the children) should value education and get a doctorate degree because …

May 16, 1970

MALACAÑAN PALACE  Manila May 16, 1970 The Mansion, Baguio 10:50 PM, Sunday May 17th I write this only tonight as the trip by boat last night was rough and I went to sleep at 11:00 PM. We started from Pier 15 at 8:15 and arrived at the San Fernando pier at 9:45 AM today. Outside the breakwater we were on …

Sunday, February 1, 1970

PAGE 63 Office of the President of the Philippines Sunday — February 1, 1970 4:00 PM — Have suspended classes in the Greater Manila Area for one week. A Fr. Sheffeld of Germany is living in Ateneo and approves the expenditure of the Adenauer fund supposedly for research on constitutional reforms. This is alien intervention in internal affairs. Father John …

January 16, 1970

PAGE 33 January 16, 1970 MISSING PAGE PAGE 34 Malacañang Manila We were all agreed that the cyst of Meldy was benign as it had not changed in size for the last two years and in fact has actually reduced in size. But she was beginning to contaminate  everyone with her tension including me. Meldy is resting well and ate …