Thursday, November 9, 1972

In the morning, Col. Moy Buhain (aide-de-camp to Speaker Villareal of the House of Representatives whom I had periodically served as economic adviser) dropped by to talk to me about the latest draft of the Steering Council. Obviously, he had already seen Speaker Villareal since our last talk. We were speculating on what will happen..

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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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August 20, 1970

MALACAÑAN PALACE Manila August 20, 1970 Thursday 11:40 PM Have just arrived from the wedding of Kits Tatad at Greenhills Church and reception at Intercontinental. Well attended by newspaper people including those who do not wish us well. Received the letter of Nonong signed Manuel L. Quezon Jr., expressing happiness over “my gentlemanly letter” that..

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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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