Railways in Mindanao: Then and Now

  News is that the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) has approved a Feasibility Study to proceed for the proposed Mindanao Railway Project. The map above gives an indication of the scope of the proposed railway system.It's been a long time coming. An overview of railways in the past can be found in The Colonial Iron..

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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 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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August 13-17, 1936

August 15 at Rafferty's dinner (Grawfus). I sat between Alfonso Sy Cip and Romulo, head of the Herald. Romulo told me of his dramatic defiance of General Wood, when the latter called him on the carpet for the attitude of his paper--(all of which was published in the Herald at the time); of the magnificent impromptu..

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July 9, 1936

One hour with Miguel Unson at the Survey Board, where we went over the ground of my recent conversation with the President concerning the policy of having appointive governors in the Provinces. Unson next asked my advice as to how he should go about reporting to the President three resolutions of the Survey Board on..

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February 28, 1936

Visit to office of the usual series of men wanting me to get them jobs. Great relief when Rafferty arrived--he has forced his partners in the Manganese Mine, to "do him right." Told me Sy Cip's brother took a Chinese "dumb head" to the United States to campaign against our attempt to make the Chinese..

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February 26, 1936

Talk with Rafferty who is being done in by his partners in the manganese mine. Rafferty told me of repeated lies and evasions which are characteristically the world's 11th wonder! Talk with Simmie about the arrastre plant and the Government's attitude toward same. Simmie says he, Gaches and Hausserman would become Philippine citizens in a..

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November 27, 1935

Talk with Rafferty and McCreery, who is auditor and acting manager of the Philippine Railway. He said that the Iloilo line, is practically self-sustaining. Cebu is not suited to a railway. Is pessimistic over the situation in the sugar mills. Bridge in p.m. with Mrs. Lussier, Mrs. Howell & Doria. Dinner dance at the Manila..

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November 26, 1935

Long talk with Rafferty in the morning re industrialization in the Philippines. Golf at Wack-Wack with Jim Rockwell in the afternoon. Appointment at 7 o’clock at Malacañan with Quezon. He has a sala (or office) next to his bedroom over the front door (where my bedroom used to be, but now reconstructed). He was cheerful and in..

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