February 17, 1970

    PAGE 86 Office of the President of the Philippines Malacañang February 17, 1970 Tuesday 12:35 AM I have that feeling of certainty that I will end up with dictatorial powers if the situation continues – and the situation will continue. The HMBs and the Ma-Maos will continue to try to bring about a..

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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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Wednesday, February 4, 1970

PAGE 66 Office of the President of the Philippines Malacañang Wednesday February 4, 1970 [Marginal note: Played golf with the Malacañang reporters at 5:00 PM] 1:30 AM Everything has returned to normalcy. But I feel that the HMB’s with Dante and Ninoy masterminding them are planning some sabotage. Talked to Ex-Sen. Rodolfo Ganzon and Ex-Rep..

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January 28, 1970

PAGE 55 Office of the President of the Philippines Malacañang January 28, 1970 Wednesday 11:50 PM The pattern of subversion is slowly emerging. The danger is now apparent to me but not to most people. The conspiracy to grab power and assassinate me and about a hundred officers. The terrorism in Central Luzon with the..

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Sunday, January 11, 1970

PAGE 24 Malacañang Manila [Marginal note: Am still recovering from the symptoms of flu after over-exercise last Wednesday. Sore throat, nasal drip, feverish feeling – general malaise. But started exercising half my usual morning exercise, then a warm shower.] Sunday January 11, 1970 Our national security – Our principal problem is still internal subversion not..

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Thursday, January 8, 1970

PAGE 19 Malacañang Manila Thursday January 8, 1970 I have ordered a study in depth of all our efforts of counter-insurgency, economic development, social reform as well as military action. The civilian agents must be disbanded but the Barrio Home Defense Force should be strengthened to stop the expansion of the Huks and the New..

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February 15, 1950

Had conference with Jacinto, Milleres and Foster Knight at custom House. Jacinto had appeared before Budget Committees of House of Representatives this morning, and had told them that the Commissioner of Customs should be ex officio Collector of the port of Manila. He did not mention my alternative plan, i.e., complete separation of Commissioner and..

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