October 21, 1936

Dinner dance at Malacañan for the passengers of the first Pan American Clipper--including Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, the son of a father and mother who had been my childhood friends. The evening was excessively dull. At his office with the President I told him that one very important feature of the Commonwealth had been the improvement..

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September 29, 1936

At Malacañan, Kiko was introduced to the President in his office--which was formerly the bedroom where Kiko was born--Quezon was very cordial to him and had delightful manners with the boy; showed him about the Palace, and I myself was intrigued by all the recent improvements. The fill is completed on the riverside--to be made..

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January 6, 1936

At the office in the morning Hoskins was discussing the landlord and tenant situation. He said that with rice (palay) selling at 3 pesos a ganta the peasant, who gets one-half share from his landlord can just manage to make both ends meet --but with palay at its present price of 1.50 pesos they cannot make..

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December 4, 1935

Moved into my office in Malacañan Executive Building. It is very cool, quiet and delightful. Put in my first morning at writing Christmas letters to go by air mail to my children --beginning with Kiko who was born in the Palace just beside here, nearly 15 years ago. Apparently no announcement of my appointment was..

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