October 16, 1944

A very rainy day. The shelter's full of water and no bombs. Several Japanese planes were flying but none of ours. A lot of people are disappointed. They expected them again today. The Japanese have spread their ammunition dumps all over the city. In front of Hicky's and Gabaldon's and the street leading to the..

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February 21-23, 1943

Shoreham Hotel. Summary of events here during my two weeks of absence: The letter Quezon was drafting when I left, in which he asked the President's support for a joint resolution of Congress declaring the Philippines "are and of right ought to be free and independent" was never sent. Instead he saw the President just..

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July 3, 1942

Met Lt. Col. Carlos Romulo, editor of Quezon's paper the Herald in Manila--noted orator--a.d.c. to MacArthur, i.e., "press agent"--still very shaky, said he was wounded once on Bataan (?). He corrected the newspaper interview ascribed to him on landing at San Francisco. He did not correct the statements to the effect that he was in..

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March 24, 1936

At the office. Miguel Unson, to whom I reported that Quezon told me he had instructed him (Unson) that I was to sit with the Government Survey Board replied: "It must be so because he said so, but I never heard it." Said he would try again to see Quezon tomorrow. Usual crowd of office..

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March 15, 1936

Visit from Colin Hoskins--who said he was rather hurt that Quezon did not let him know before accepting his resignation as a director of the Philippine National Bank, but that he thought Quezon was right in Filipinizing it, and in excluding business men from the board, because "the more successful they had been, the more..

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February 15, 1936

Carnival starts. City full provincianos. Traffic jams on Ayala bridge simply intolerable. Certainly calesas should not be allowed to cross there at such a time. Visit from my old acquaintance E. J. Haberer writer. German-American Jew. How much cleverer the Jews are than all the others! He will not call on Quezon because he is..

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February 4, 1936

Talk with A. D. Williams over the immense chromium fields in Zambales and prospects for a market not yet available. Also about the Leyte asphalt fields and the possible building of a plant to refine and manufacture the products. In the afternoon, we gave our tea dance. About 100 hand-picked people came--three quarters of them..

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