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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February 21, 1936

Discussions on currency question in the Philippines with Hoskins, Lagdameo and Weldon Jones. Lagdameo says that their monetary policy must follow the economic, and the latter must follow their political leaders. Thinks as I do that the Philippines should already be making plans to expand their foreign markets, and that eventually they must have their..

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January 14, 1936

Made a short memorandum on proposed silver purchase and annexed Colin Hoskins' opinion. Could not see Quezon as he was too busy. State banquet in the old ball room of Malacañan so used for the first time. Very magnificent—over 100 guests in honor of the High Commissioner, two Admirals, three Generals, Cabinet, Supreme Court, Consular..

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January 13, 1936

Left with Quezon, Colonel Santos and Mayor Posadas for the new site of Bilibid Prison at Muntinlupa, near Alabang, Laguna. We travelled in a motor which never went over 30 miles an hour, with motorcycle cops in front and behind. When we got there, we shifted to Quezon's Ford armored car which has bullet-proof (apparently..

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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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July 6, 1935

Shanghai. Went down on Harry Payne's boat to meet Quezon on the Coolidge. Philippine Flag made for me by Mrs. Vicente Madrigal on the occasion of the repeal of the Flag Law (1916?) at mast head. Quezon in fine form on his way back from the United States where the new Commonwealth Constitution has been signed..

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April 28 Friday 1933

Mission, Quezon, OsRox, Tir, Sab and 2 Commissioners dined with Pres. Roosevelt. Hopes for an agreement with Q are vanishing. He sails tomorrow for Europe in route  Manila and OsRox accompanied him to NY.  Our plan now is to sail home via Europe thus arriving in Mnla on same boat with Quezon et al.

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