Thursday 29th November 2018

It all started with an email to the Philippine Cricket Association (PCA) back in 2011. I explained my passion for cricket and my experience and expressed a keen interest to somehow be involved with cricket in the Philippines, the homeland of my mum. Within a day a gentleman by the name of Iain Sinclair replied. Little did I know that …

Hugh Gibson’s Food Mission Diary: Herbert Hoover in Manila, 1946

(above) British Pathé newsreel of a portion of former President Herbert Hoover’s mission to assess food requirements for devastated parts of the world, 1946. While this diary is part of the Herbert Hoover papers, the diary of Hugh Gibson gives a useful glimpse into an interesting mission –Hoover’s task to survey the globe to see food requirements for devastated countries– …

May 29 & 3oth, 1973

*Note: the first page of this entry is missing May 29th & 30th Malacañan Palace Manila   In the May 28th issue of the Newsweek, Washington Editor and Publisher of Indonesia Raya western Mindanao and Sulu fighting in the article, the generally balanced and [illegible] coments certain [illegible]: He writes “Some time ago, Manila came to suspect strongly that Sabah …

Thursday, September 14, 1972

The bomb scare has been sweeping Manila in the past few days. Rebeck tipped me off on a rumor that the Convention would be bombed. He said this could not be mentioned in the Convention Hall because the delegates might panic. Even Raul Manglapus, he said, was preparing to leave at about 4:00 p.m. 0

May 16, 1970

MALACAÑAN PALACE  Manila May 16, 1970 The Mansion, Baguio 10:50 PM, Sunday May 17th I write this only tonight as the trip by boat last night was rough and I went to sleep at 11:00 PM. We started from Pier 15 at 8:15 and arrived at the San Fernando pier at 9:45 AM today. Outside the breakwater we were on …

January 29, 1970

PAGE 58 Office of the President of the Philippines Malacañang January 29, 1970 Thursday The UP faculty had a demonstration this afternoon. They walked from Agrifina Circle to Malacañang, handed me a manifesto blaming the administration for “the pattern of repression.” No mention at all about who started the stoning nor the danger to the First Lady and me – …

October 24, 1966

The White House Date October 24 1966 President Lyndon B. Johnson Day Monday Daily Diary The President began his day  at: Manila Hotel, Manila, Philippine Islands Time Telephone (f or t) Activity (include visited by) In Out 12:07a t Mary Slater 7:02 f Bill Moyers 7:04 t Bill Moyers 7:00 AM The President awakened and gotup and shaved immediately. He …

February 17, 1950

Finished memorandum on Customs Enforcement Divisions. Wrote a lot of short letters. Walked to National City Bank to cash a cheek Paid hotel bill. Spent an hour alone on the roof garden watching the sun set over the Bataan hills. These Manila sunsets are inexpressibly beautiful. Foster Knight and I dined together and watched the dancing for an hour. The …

February 1, 1950

Had about 6 hours sleep but routed out of bed before daylight to breakfast at Wake Island. The sun came up as we ate in the little dining room — with which I have become quite familiar. Arrived Guam about noon; lunched there and took off at 2:30. Guam was pretty hot. Several of our passengers left here, and were …