June 6th and 7th, 1973

12:00 PM After the dinner for Admiral and Mrs. Clarey and son Christopher at the State Dining Room. June 6, 1973 Wednesday June 7, 1973 Thursday Malacañan Palace Manila Wednesday I spent on the problem of negotiations with the Malaysians on the conflict in the South which involves Sabah. The morning I dedicated to reviewing the situation and the documents …

Tuesday, November 14, 1972

The Daily Express reported this morning that a move to change the name of the Philippines to the “Republic of Maharlika” is snowballing among the 166-man body of the Special Committee of the Constitutional Convention. Of course, it is not true that it is snowballing; most delegates have never heard of this move. Nevertheless, I have a strange feeling about …

Thursday, November 9, 1972

In the morning, Col. Moy Buhain (aide-de-camp to Speaker Villareal of the House of Representatives whom I had periodically served as economic adviser) dropped by to talk to me about the latest draft of the Steering Council. Obviously, he had already seen Speaker Villareal since our last talk. We were speculating on what will happen to the leaders of the …

November 2, 1972

11:10 PM Nov. 2, 1972 Thursday Malacañan Palace Manila Met Col. Irwin of Apollo 15 of August 1971. He brought his picture on the moon with the moon buggy and the flag of the Philippines. Met the Congressional leaders for lunch –Senate President Puyat, Speaker Villareal, Pres. Pro Temp Jose Roy, Majority Floor Leader Tolentino, House Speaker Pro Tempore Jose …

Sept. 22, 1972, Friday, 9:55 p.m.

  9.50 PM Sept. 22, 1972 Friday Malacañan Palace Manila Sec. Juan Ponce Enrile was ambushed near Wack-Wack at about 8:00 pm tonight. It was a good thing he was riding in his security car as a protective measure. His first car which he usually uses was the one riddled by bullets from a car parked in ambush. He is now …

September 19, 1972, Tuesday

  (1) Sept. 19, 1972 Tuesday Malacañan Palace Manila   Released the report of Sec. Ponce Enrile of Sept. 8, 1972 where he reported that Sen. Aquino had met with Jose Maria Sison of the Communist Party and had talked about a link-up of the Liberal Party and the Communist Party. I attach copy of the report. Sen. Roxas had …

September 1, 1972, Friday

(1) 7:40 PM Malacañan Palace Manila Sept. 1, 1972 Friday Awarded the Order of Sikatuna, Rank of Datu to the Indonesian Minister of State for Defense and Security Vice/Asst. Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of Indonesia — Gen. Maraden Panggabean. He looks like a capable soldier and helped us well as cooperated with him in various battles specially …

February 24, 1970 Tuesday

PAGE 94 Office of the President of the Philippines Malacañang     February 24, 1970 Tuesday     10:35 PM   We go to San Fernando, La Union tomorrow to return at noon. This is a counter demonstration of the Ilocanos who want to show solidity behind me. But my fear is that they will march to Manila armed and …

January 22, 1970

PAGE 45 Office of the President of the Philippines Malacañang Palace January 22, 1970 I have been able to settle the Senate Presidency at 3:30 PM. Puyat remains and Roy becomes Executive Vice President of the Nacionalista Party as well as President Pro Tempore. Tolentino remains as majority floor leader. We have organized the panel of lawyers to handle the …