December 1, 1936

Glad November is over--somehow or other this is nearly always a worrisome month;--this year it was even worse than usual both because of Doria's illness, and by reason of the lack of discretion, not to say greediness of some of ay associates in business. At Malacañan at 9:30. Quezon was in the barber chair, just..

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October 19, 1936

State banquet at Malacañan for Lord Rothermere--I doubt whether Quezon understands how to appraise correctly Lord Rothermere's position in England. The old man made a good show and a witty speech. In his address of welcome, the President made me nervous. He was skating on thin ice, but with his usual skill managed to avoid..

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May 7, 1936

Earthquake lasting fifteen seconds at 5:13 a.m., which did not even wake me. The morning papers published Rafael Palma's report on a proposed reorganization of the educational system here. This is the promptest and most intelligent report of any board so far appointed under the Commonwealth Government. Emphasis is laid on five years of elementary..

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March 17, 1936

Long talk at the office with Hartendorp, who is wearing down under his inability to see Quezon, or to do anything except routine matters. Fears he is being blocked by Vargas, whom he has several times criticized in his periodical, the Philippine Magazine. Says an attempt is being made to make us Advisers look useless..

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