May 11, 1936

At Malacañan where I saw Sandiko. He came to enquire how he could get some of his followers placed as waiters at the Manila Hotel. He had with him a child of 4 whom he called his baby. My next visitor was Major Mendes, aged 64, who was looking for a job. His appeal was..

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May 10, 1936

Sunday. Awakened at 5 a.m. by a ferocious brass band in the nearby barrio "playing" for some church festival. At 10 a.m. it is still at it, and worse than ever. What with dogs, roosters and church bells, this adds new horrors to residence in the Philippines. (The fiesta, with band complete went on steadily..

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April 28, 1936

At Malacañan. A. D. Williams had just come from a conference with Quezon, Paez and Ramon Fernandez; says the President is set on building railways in Mindanao, and "A.D." and, Fernandez tried to convince him they would not pay. "A.D." said he thought he had offended Quezon still more by replying to his (Quezon's) complaints..

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April 24-25, 1936

Long talks with Unson about the Philippine Government. He remarked that General Wood had a sense of humour and was a strong character--in some respects was a great man. Does not know why Wood vetoed the act to create a Budget Office. Unson and I discussed the Bureau of Science. He thinks it is attempting too..

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March 12, 1936

Long talk with Prautch on credit for poor people in provinces. Quezon off to Baguio. Anderson and Clyde Dewitt at the hotel. Dewitt says Colin Hoskins is the only Democrat in Manila in favour of F. D. Roosevelt. Much talk about mines and mining and litigations depending thereon. Our dinner for General and Mrs. Smith,..

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February 22, 1936

Holiday. An hour with Sam Gaches in his office where he told me at my request the whole story of the Mineral Resources Mining properties. Excellent and vivid 40 minutes talk by him on rediscovery of the ancient Chinese mines of 500-1,000 years ago in Camarines Norte. Gave all the difficulties of mining in that..

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