July 3, 1945 Tuesday

The papers report that Confesor and Cabili have been appointed as members of the Filipino Rehabilitation Commission in Washington. Both will have to go to Washington. Cabile has resigned as Secretary of National Defense. His appointment and that of Confesor as Secretary of the Interior were submitted to the Commission on Appointments of Congress. The..

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10th January 1945

Not all the Japanese are unaware of how things are going. Today a Japanese admitted to me that the situation looked "hopeless". The Americans, he said, were betting huge sums and Japan had no chips left. We were playing poker, which explains his choice of metaphor. No, he said, the Japanese did not mind their..

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January 26-27, 1943

Shoreham Hotel. Quezon is offered $1,000 a lecture for ten meetings by Getts, a lecture promoter, who came to lunch with his wife, the former Osa Johnson, widow of Martin Johnson the big game photographer. Quezon expressed himself as in favour of a balance of power in the Far East--that Japan should not be so..

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