Railways in Mindanao: Then and Now

  News is that the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) has approved a Feasibility Study to proceed for the proposed Mindanao Railway Project. The map above gives an indication of the scope of the proposed railway system.It's been a long time coming. An overview of railways in the past can be found in The Colonial Iron..

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June 3, 1942

Shoreham Hotel. Helping Quezon with the preparation of his address to be made before the United States Senate tomorrow. I suggested to him that if he used the phrase that "he did not come to ask that they send troops to drive the invader from his beloved land," (in preference to their putting their American..

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August 25, 1937

The last week has been one of the most trying ones I've had on the P.I. There has been an unusually large number of difficult administrative problems to handle with the Army staff, (and incidentally I heard that the Pres. was astounded and furious at the size of our Budget). But the cause for special..

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April 15-21, 1936

Trip with Doria to Ifugao to hunt on Colonel William E. Dosser's ranch. Interesting, strenuous with terrific heat and a very long ride on ponies from Marasat, Isabela to the ranch house. Doria and I motored to Balete pass rest house the first afternoon--3000 ft altitude--cold at night. Last time I went thru here was..

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November 26, 1935

Long talk with Rafferty in the morning re industrialization in the Philippines. Golf at Wack-Wack with Jim Rockwell in the afternoon. Appointment at 7 o’clock at Malacañan with Quezon. He has a sala (or office) next to his bedroom over the front door (where my bedroom used to be, but now reconstructed). He was cheerful and in..

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November 15, 1935

Inauguration of Manuel L. Quezon as President of the Philippine Commonwealth. His inaugural address was his best speech. The Secretary of War also made an admirable address. The ceremonies were perfectly carried out. The crowd was immense, but there was not much shouting. the old walls of Spanish Manila made a picturesque historical background for..

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November 13, 1935

Called at Pasay. Quezon was closeted with General MacIntyre, General Creed Cox (Chief of the Bureau of Insular Affairs), Osmeña, Roxas, Paez and Carmona --I believe they were discussing the subject of the bonds of the Manila Railroad. Later, had fifteen minutes talk with Quezon, who told of his learning that the Governor General and..

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January 11, 1932, Monday

Went to B[ureau of].I[nsular].A[affairs]. this a.m. and met Gov. Roosevelt. [1] He is a small wiry fellow, broad grin and an evident desire to please. Osmeña’s luncheon was held this noon at the Shoreham,  (26 covers)  and all went well. Present were (in addition to our crowd) Davies, Mrs. Davies, Gen. and Mrs.McIntyre, Miss McIntyre,..

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