December 13, 1937

We had considerable excitement recently due to forced landings by three of our airplanes while they were returning from a southern island trip. On eastern shore of Luzon they ran into the edge of a typhoon area, and, practically out of gas, each had to seek a spot to get down. One plane reported in..

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June 9, 1936

Chat with ex-Speaker Roxas: he said that there is a copper mine in Capiz which has contracted to sell the whole of its output for one year to the Japanese; he further stated that the vast iron fields which I set aside by Executive Order in 1915 as a government reservation had aroused the interest..

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June 6, 1936

Arrived at Iligan, route having been changed by Quezon in accord with news from the Manila Weather Bureau. The visit to Culion is now to be at the end of trip. Before making wharf at Iligan, Quezon addressed the Assemblymen, asking for funds for the development of Mindanao. He used maps, and said that an..

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May 16, 1936

Asked A. D. Williams about hydro-electric power: he said the Meralco expended double its estimates on the Pagsanan site. He explained that under the constitution all water power is the property of the Government and can only be leased; not sold; that the only good sites left in the Philippines are: (a)  Maria Cristina Falls..

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April 4, 1936

Breakfast with Quezon. He is in great form. Had dismissed a school teacher and a J.P. in Bicolandia. Said the school master who was a married man with two children had seduced a fifteen year old pupil and she was with child. Her parents had whipped her for two days to ascertain the name of..

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April 1, 1936

Message from Quezon asking Babbitt, Andy Anderson and me to join him on Arayat. I accepted, Babbitt and Anderson declined--rather a job to get substitutes--Peters and Wolff were proposed. News in the morning papers that Lanao Moros had fortified a cotta--it was stormed by the Constabulary and 5 Moros are reported killed (more likely 50!)...

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March 31, 1936

Quezon telephoned asking us to the Commencement of the University of the Philippines at 8:15 a.m. I put on gown and hood for the first time since receiving from this University an LL.D. eighteen years ago. The ceremonies were very well run and seemed impressive. Quezon rose and congratulated the cum laude students as they..

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March 19, 1936

Arrived at Zamboanga one hour before the Mayon which brought Quezon, his daughter "Baby" and a considerable suite. Walk up to market place where Assemblyman Alano introduced Quezon who spoke in Spanish. His address was on the duties of citizenship and the relations of the provinces with the Commonwealth Government; said also that whereas in..

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