June 13, 1936

At sea--caucus between Quezon and members of the Legislature. Most convincing evidence of good will and cooperation of the executive and legislature upon a high level of intelligence. The President's method of address to the Assembly was perfect:--extreme seriousness in presenting his plans, and terminating many a subject with a pretty wit which brought roars..

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June 11, 1936

Arrived early in Jolo. The party went off to tour the island, while Quezon took me swimming to a beach half an hour by motor from Jolo, an ideal strand and cool crystal water. This is the only proper swimming place we have yet found. We were followed by Major Gallardo and six soldiers, who..

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May 20, 1936

Quezon issues a statement that passage by the United States Senate of a bill repealing the authorization to pay the Philippines $23 millions for gold devaluation of Philippine Government deposits in the United States banks was a "great injustice to the Filipino people," and that the "loss of the money to the Philippines was directly..

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April 9, 1936

In Zamboanga. The Mayon arrived with Yulo, Quirino and Rodriguez, Santos, Fellers and many others, and Peters, Wolff and I shifted to the Mayon for Manila. Interview with Johnson who has been here since '99 and was an agent for Governor Frank Carpenter whom we discussed--he said Carpenter was a public servant thru and thru..

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February 28, 1936

Visit to office of the usual series of men wanting me to get them jobs. Great relief when Rafferty arrived--he has forced his partners in the Manganese Mine, to "do him right." Told me Sy Cip's brother took a Chinese "dumb head" to the United States to campaign against our attempt to make the Chinese..

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January 12, 1936

(Sunday) bridge at 10 a.m. in Mariquina in Lord's house (as partner of Babbitt). Players: Rogers, Andy Anderson, Babbitt, Quezon & myself. At lunch, Quezon was in good form, though he had to get up and wander around as he can never stand sitting through a long banquet. Spoke about his campaign against Encallado and..

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January 3, 1936

Nothing doing at office; Quezon sick in Malacañan --should return to Baguio. Garfinkel said Quezon had a "heavy night" at the Casino Español --but Quezon does not drink. Food causes his upsets. Saw Vamenta formerly Attorney of Department of Mindanao and Sulu; he told me Osmeña was anxious to do something for Governor Frank Carpenter..

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