June 29, 1972 Thursday

[p.1] 11:00 PM 2166 June 29, 1972 Thursday Malacañan Palace Manila I went to Chino Roces’ house to wish him a Happy Birthday. Arrived at 7:15 PM, left at 9:00 PM with Alex Melchor. First much bantering and fencing specially when Sen. Ilarde, Max Soliven and the other critics arrived. Chino said that I had..

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June 13, 1972 Tuesday

[p.1] 12:30 PM 2124 June 13, 1972 Tuesday Malacañan Palace Manila The Senate has rejected (at 10:30 PM) the Roxas appeal to the Senate of the Committee on Judiciary decision to suspend the investigation of the Quintero raid by a 10 – 10 with Sen. Magnolia Antonio abstaining, Almandras voting against (after I had talked..

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Wednesday, February 4, 1970

PAGE 66 Office of the President of the Philippines Malacañang Wednesday February 4, 1970 [Marginal note: Played golf with the Malacañang reporters at 5:00 PM] 1:30 AM Everything has returned to normalcy. But I feel that the HMB’s with Dante and Ninoy masterminding them are planning some sabotage. Talked to Ex-Sen. Rodolfo Ganzon and Ex-Rep..

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Friday, January 9, 1970

PAGE 20 Malacañang Manila [Marginal note: Laurel and Puyat and even Villareal say: “There is only one elector we have to campaign for and win – and he is in Malacañang.”] Friday January 9, 1970 Breakfast with Speaker Laurel, Speaker Pro Temp Jose Aldeguer and Maj. Floor Leader Marcelino Veloso. Told him of the drift..

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January 3, 1970

  PAGE 5  Malacañang Manila January 3, 1970 Some people asked me why I have given away my earthly possessions. I invariably answered that I did not need them but that the people did. But I have been asking myself why has the world become so vile, so materialistic, so dirty. All is pragmatism, selfish..

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July 2, 1945 Monday

The Sunday Times of June 24, 1945 reports that new parties are being organized. Three parties will probably fight for power and control of the government in the November elections. Despite efforts to bring about a reconciliation of warring leaders of the party in power, the split up of the Nacionalista party into two factions..

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June 3, 1942

Shoreham Hotel. Helping Quezon with the preparation of his address to be made before the United States Senate tomorrow. I suggested to him that if he used the phrase that "he did not come to ask that they send troops to drive the invader from his beloved land," (in preference to their putting their American..

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