Jan. 20, 2001

12:20 a.m.- Rene de Villa[1] arrives in Mabini Hall, accompanied by now Finance Secretary Alberto “Bert” Romulo and now Justice Secretary Hernando “Nani” Perez. The first round of negotiations begins. Rene gives me a draft resignation letter for the President, with the demand that the letter be signed and the President leave the office by..

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Friday, Jan. 19, 2001

Meeting with Senators By 8 a.m of Jan. 19, along with Press Secretary Dong Puno, I met at the New World Hotel Senators Juan Ponce Enrile and Gringo Honasan, and the President’s defense lawyer, Estelito Mendoza, to sound them out on the proposal to open the second envelope. “If this is the President’s decision,” said..

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January 18, 2001

At nine in the morning of Thursday, Jan. 18, I received the officers and board members of the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce in my office at Mabini Hall, headed by their president emeritus Jimmy Tang. We discussed how the federation could assist in employment creation especially in the countryside. Immediately after Gen...

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Jan. 6-17, 2001

The Last Days of Joseph Ejercito Estrada[1] By Executive Secretary Edgardo Angara Printed in the Philippine Daily Inquirer, February 04-06 2001 Editor’s Note: This is the inside story of the “The Final Days of Joseph Ejercito Estrada”which is the title of the diary of former Executive Secretary Edgardo Angara. Angara made the diaries exclusively available..

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June 5, 1973 Tuesday

  [illegible] PM June 5, 1973 Tuesday Malacañan Palace Manila Imelda and I, after we received the Hong Kong Association of Travel Agents, talked to Father Horacio de la Costa, the Jesuit historian, to participate in a commission to write the history of the Philippines. He saw the Presidential library and the Maharlika which we..

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October 20, 1972

12:20 PM Oct. 20, 1972 Malacañan Palace Manila Imelda started playing badminton today at 5:30 PM while we were playing golf. With her at the tennis court which we walled with lawaint and canvas to serve as windbreak were Lulu Tinio, Meldy Cojuangco and Helen Cu Unjieng. She played for almost three hours. Met the..

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October 19, 1972

1 12:30 PM Oct. 19, 1972 Thursday Malacañan Palace Manila We have been sleeping in Suite I since two nights ago because the allergist, Dr. Kua Lim discovered molds and bacteria in our bedroom and gymnasium below and they are now being cleaned completely. I have been able to placate the hill tribes, the Palawan..

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