October 20, 1972

12:20 PM Oct. 20, 1972 Malacañan Palace Manila Imelda started playing badminton today at 5:30 PM while we were playing golf. With her at the tennis court which we walled with lawaint and canvas to serve as windbreak were Lulu Tinio, Meldy Cojuangco and Helen Cu Unjieng. She played for almost three hours. Met the..

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October 6, 1972

11:30 PM Oct. 6, 1972 Friday Malacañan Palace Manila Worked on the outline of the whole program of reform: 1. Peace and Order Criminality Guns Gangster Private Armies Judiciary 2. Investment, Production, Prices Incentives Taxes Service Contract 3. Land Reform Cooperatives Financial Support 4. Government Reorganization Graft and Corruption Inefficiency   2 Malacañan Palace Manila..

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February 20, 1970 Thursday

PAGE 88 Office of the President of the Philippines Malacañang     February 20, 1970 Thursday     12:15 AM   I have asked Gens Yan and Ileto to advance and accelerate preparations in the event that the Maoists accelerate their schedule. Another violent demonstration like last night and according to our intelligence the next..

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February 14, 1970, Saturday

    PAGE 82 Office of the President of the Philippines Malacañang February 14, 1970 Saturday 11:00 PM Adevoso’s group has postponed its meeting set Wednesday. They must smell something. But de Leon says the barracks in this secret training place in Northern Samar is so camouflaged that it cannot be seen from the air...

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February 11, 1970, Wednesday

PAGE 77 Office of the President of the Philippines Malacañang February 11, 1970 Wednesday 1:00 AM Comparative quiet. The radicals have called off their rally in Plaza Miranda and will probably hold rallies in the campuses. Met with the UP moderates headed by Gordon and Ortega. They are planning to put up their newspaper. Commander..

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February 9, 1970, Monday

PAGE 73 Office of the President of the Philippines Malacañang February 9, 1970 Monday 9:40 PM I write this as I wait for a visitor who will inform us of all the conspiracy going on behind the Liberal Party. Osmeña has just delivered a privilege speech in the Senate denying his connection with the demonstrators..

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January 21, 1970

PAGE 43 Malacañang Manila January 21, 1970 Malacañang Palace 3:20 PM Have met (at 11:00 AM up to lunch and 1:30 PM) with Dr. Zavhkar of the IMF and Gov. Licaros and have convinced him that instead of a 25% devaluation a floating rate would be better to be set about the later part of..

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January 20, 1970

PAGE 41 Malacañang Manila January 20, 1970 Malacañang Palace I still write this in Veterans Memorial Hosp. at 8:00 AM. Meldy is coming home to the Palace at noon before lunch. We have stopped the regular stipends to the columnists and newspapermen. This was started by Pres. Magsaysay in 1954. But we have to stop..

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January 19, 1970

PAGE 39 Malacañang Manila Veterans Memorial Hospital January 19, 1970 Imelda is strong enough to play host to her crowd nightly. We have just eaten Chinese lugao and lumpia brought in by Joe and Betty Campos. I liked most the bajo or powdered beef tapa and the seeweed for the lumpia. It is now 11:00..

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