July 15, 1942

Shoreham.During the Spanish regime, the cabeza de barangay was the collector of the cedula personal tax; he was handed a list of all inhabitants over 18 and had to produce revenue called for by the list, whether he had been able to collect it or not; as a result he was usually ruined. See references..

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February 12, 1942

The impregnable fortress of Singapore, bastion of British imperialism in the Orient, has fallen. According to Domei, the flag of the Rising Sun was hoisted over Singapore at eight o’clock yesterday morning. This is a turning point in the history of mankind. Singapore is not merely a naval base. It is a symbol of the..

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June 13, 1936

At sea--caucus between Quezon and members of the Legislature. Most convincing evidence of good will and cooperation of the executive and legislature upon a high level of intelligence. The President's method of address to the Assembly was perfect:--extreme seriousness in presenting his plans, and terminating many a subject with a pretty wit which brought roars..

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June 12, 1936

All day at sea. Worked in the morning on Landlord & Tenant bill. Bridge with Quezon, Roxas and Sabido. At Dumaguete from 4-5 p.m. to allow four Visayan Assemblymen to disembark. Quezon again put Osmeña forward to receive the honors. The President took Speth, Assemblyman Villanueva and me by motor out to see the hot..

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June 10, 1936

All day at sea. Quezon talked of the newspaper press, and said they had always (except of the Herald--"which was founded by me (Quezon) with the money of my friends") attacked him and supported Osmeña. He added: "Murphy had daily press conferences and one a week for foreign correspondents, while I agreed to one general..

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June 6, 1936

Arrived at Iligan, route having been changed by Quezon in accord with news from the Manila Weather Bureau. The visit to Culion is now to be at the end of trip. Before making wharf at Iligan, Quezon addressed the Assemblymen, asking for funds for the development of Mindanao. He used maps, and said that an..

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April 10, 1936

Ingersolls, Walkers, McCreerys on board, also Karagdags and Sabido. Ship Stopped for a minute at 7 a.m. in respect for the death of Harold Dollar. What a treat to be on a first class well-run ship after a week of "barrio yachting." Quezon frankly admits the conditions on the Arayat, and is expecting to get..

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March 25, 1936

Busy morning at office. Miguel Unson has seen Quezon and has received instructions that I shall work with the Government Survey Board. He came in and outlined their work. The office is at the Heacock Building, and he spends most of his time there. Is worried by the belief that insufficient revenue is obtained from..

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April 28 Friday 1933

Mission, Quezon, OsRox, Tir, Sab and 2 Commissioners dined with Pres. Roosevelt. Hopes for an agreement with Q are vanishing. He sails tomorrow for Europe in route  Manila and OsRox accompanied him to NY.  Our plan now is to sail home via Europe thus arriving in Mnla on same boat with Quezon et al.

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