Jan. 20, 2001

12:20 a.m.- Rene de Villa[1] arrives in Mabini Hall, accompanied by now Finance Secretary Alberto “Bert” Romulo and now Justice Secretary Hernando “Nani” Perez. The first round of negotiations begins. Rene gives me a draft resignation letter for the President, with the demand that the letter be signed and the President leave the office by..

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Friday, Jan. 19, 2001

Meeting with Senators By 8 a.m of Jan. 19, along with Press Secretary Dong Puno, I met at the New World Hotel Senators Juan Ponce Enrile and Gringo Honasan, and the President’s defense lawyer, Estelito Mendoza, to sound them out on the proposal to open the second envelope. “If this is the President’s decision,” said..

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February 22, 1986

We were in Cebu when Enrile and Ramos staged their mutiny in Camp Aguinaldo. I addressed the "Doctors for Democracy" and CA talked to the Cebu lawyers. Then the rally at 4 PM. After the rally after having dinner at a restaurant, a foreign correspondent told me JPE and Ramos had barricaded themselves in Camp..

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Apr. 15, 1973 Sunday

  Malacañan Palace Manila April 15, 1973 Sunday   Woke up at 9:00 A.M. Went skiing in the bay next to Talaga which had many     and was rough. Returned at 1:30 P.M. Mass, lunch rest and meditation at 3:30 P.M. Visited the beach house at 5:00 P.M. Am reading "The Revolution and the Civil..

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October 30,1972

11:00 PM Oct. 30, 1972 Monday Malacañan Palace Manila Conference on prices 10:00-12:30 AM. Tariff Code amendments --Sec. of Agri. recommendations Reassignments in the AFP --Sec. Ponce Enrile and Gen. Espino. Luncheon with the original group --Sec. Ponce Enrile, Gen. Espino, the major service commanders, Gens. Zagala, Ramos, Rancudo and Commodore Ruiz, Gen. Paz, J-2,..

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October 23, 1972

12:30 PM Oct. 23, 1972 Monday Malacañan Palace Manila Credentials presentation of Ambassador of Portugal. Courtesy call of Mr. and Mrs. Wrigley. Briefing on the GMTFM by DBP and cooperatives. Housing for officers in Fort Bonifacio. Areas in Science and Research that should be emphasized --Gen. Medina-- including nuclear power plant, milk from coconut simpler..

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October 22, 1972

1. 12:25 PM Oct. 22, 1972 Sunday Malacañan Palace Manila Ambassador Urabe was able to move out of the PSU where they were practically kept hostages by the Muslim rebels. He arrived in Manila at 4:10 PM and saw me at 5:00 PM to explain what he saw and what had happened. I just talked..

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October 2, 1972

11:30 PM Oct. 2, 1972 Monday Malacañan Palace Manila   We are now watching the development of opposition among the clergy, possibly the nuns the Free Farmers Federation and the Christian Socialist Movement. So the opening of the schools in the high school and college levels have to be postponed. For there would be an..

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