October 28, 1972

1. 1:00 AM Oct 29th Oct. 28, 1972 Saturday Malacañan Palace Manila Had a fruitful meeting with the Episcopal Commission on Social Action. Imelda helped me. She charmed them. Mons. Labayen headed them. He started out to explain when I asked that instead of sniping at each other from a distance we now join hands to attain our common objectives …

October 14, 1972

1 11:20 PM Oct. 14, 1972 Saturday Malacañan Palace Manila I have finally decided that in the Land Reform Program we should keep the government out of the transaction for the transfer of ownership of the land to the tenant. It would be a direct transaction between landowner and tenant choosing one of two schemes: 1. Payment in 14 years …

Thursday, October 12, 1972

On the way to the session hall this afternoon, I met Roseller Lim. “Nakuha na si Guingona,” Ller said grimly. In the session hall, I sat beside Dr. Pinggoy and we talked about George. He said that actually George was taken in Capiz but was released after one week. He confirmed that the military had captured a subversive book from …

September 21, 1972, Thursday

  (1) 1.45 AM Sept. 22nd Sept. 21, 1972 Thursday Malacañan Palace Manila Delayed by the hurried visit of Joe Aspiras and Meling Barbero who came from the Northern bloc of congressmen and senators who want to know if there is going to be Martial Law  in 48 hours as predicted by Ninoy Aquino. Of course Imelda and I denied …

September 20, 1972

    (1) 1040 PM Sept, 20, 1972 Malacañan Palace Manila The two Americans paid to assassinate me were supposed to do the job this morning but when they tried out the guns (even the .22 caliber) they were too loud.  This was explained by our penetration man, Talastas. They have prepared a Comby wagon, put a hole in the back …

September 14, 1972, Thursday

        (1) 11:50 PM Sept. 14, 1972 Thursday Malacañan Palace Manila After golf, at 9:00 at my room at Pangarap while taking breakfast, I told the SND, C of S, Major Service Commanders (Gen. Ramos, PC, Gen. Zagala, PA, Romando, PAF and Commodore Ruiz, PN) Gen. Ver and Gen. Paranis that I intend to declare martial law …

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 …

August 4, 1972 Friday

10:10 PM PAGE 2230 August 4, 1972 Friday Malacañan Palace Manila Started the repair of Manila streets. Inspected Rizal Avenue worked upon by the Armed Forces and the Com. On Highways – at 3:00 PM. At 4:00 PM, met the representative of the American president on our calamity – Mr. Frickkel and Mr. Maclure with Amb. Byroade and Tom Lubbock. …

July 5, 1972 Wednesday

12:15 PM PAGE 2176 July 5, 1972 Wednesday Malacañan Palace Manila 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM – Golf and exercise 9:30 – Left for Camp Crame for Metrocom 5th Inagural. Gen. Ordonez has retired, Col. Alfredo Montoya, his Ex. O. has taken over command. I have ordered air-mobile exercises. P1.5 million for new patrol cars and updating of the contingency …