February 22, 1970 Sunday

PAGE 91 Office of the President of the Philippines Malacañang     February 22, 1970 Sunday     12:05 AM   Spent practically the whole afternoon (4:00 PM) up to about 8:00 PM with the military, Gens. Yan, Espino, Ileto, Garcia, Tanabe, Sabalones, Ordoñez, Col. Ver and Diaz. Gov. Nepomuceno with Eric Mendoza who is..

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February 20, 1970 Thursday

PAGE 88 Office of the President of the Philippines Malacañang     February 20, 1970 Thursday     12:15 AM   I have asked Gens Yan and Ileto to advance and accelerate preparations in the event that the Maoists accelerate their schedule. Another violent demonstration like last night and according to our intelligence the next..

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January 25, 1970

PAGE 50 Office of the President of the Philippines Malacañang January 25, 1970 Sunday 2:55 PM The President must do almost everything in the government. Nothing moves unless he pushes it. So I had to meet the student demonstrators themselves. Their speeches were getting obscene and lewd. I told them that I was sad that..

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January 24, 1970

PAGE 49 Office of the President of the Philippines Malacañang Palace January 24, 1970 1:00 PM I have just directed the retirement of Gen. Raval and all the extended generals effective Feb 1st and April 1st. I will retain Gen. Yan as Chief of Staff only because there is no one who is qualified to..

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January 23, 1970

PAGE 47 Office of the President of the Philippines Malacañang Palace January 23, 1970 12:00 PM I have just talked to Joe Maristela who is our informer in the Adevoso group planning a coup d’etat. He feels the plan, though fantastic, is serious. Their next meeting is at his house in Antipolo next Wednesday. And..

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