August 3-9, 1936

On August 3rd the Bulletin carried an article stating that the High Commissioner's office had turned "thumbs down" on the proposed new bond issue for public works pending in the Assembly. The Herald that afternoon published a very aggressive and powerful statement by Quezon that the High Commissioner's office had absolutely no legal authority to..

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December 28, 1935

Golf alone in a.m. Doria rode with the High Commissioner and Teahan --enjoyed it immensely but said the High Commissioner was so "mooney and difficult to talk with"-- Doria refused to enter the Mansion House because Mrs. Ora Smith whose husband directs the Bulletin was there. (Baguio). In p.m. at Quezon's house; bridge; Quezon, Peters, Ed...

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December 10, 1935

Long talk with A.D. Williams at Malacañan about the reorganization of the government. He gave me a chart showing a reduction in the number of the provinces, based on topography and roads --which would save nearly half of the expenditures on provincial governments. We discussed many bureaus and buildings for the same. He said that..

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December 7, 1935

Motored with Doria and Rafael Palma to Los Baños to inspect the College of Agriculture. Excellent plant, interesting animal industry of cattle and pigs. Also good Forestry School. Dean Gonzales and his staff of young professors, had each a Ph.D. degree from an American university. They came from all the different provinces. Palma and I..

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