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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July 4, 1945 Wednesday

Great day for the United States. It is Independence Day, marking the birth, of the American nation. She is justly called the cradle of liberty — the repository not only of the democratic rule, or government by the people, but she also adopted principles and ideals to guarantee the rights of men. But what a..

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May 19, 1945 Saturday

The whole premises were cleaned thoroughly in preparation for the expected coming of Gen. MacArthur tomorrow, Sunday the 20th. I had a long conversation with Don Vicente Madrigal. Two of the matters he touched upon I would like to record. The first was an incident involving himself and Confesor. While in Quezon City, he said..

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December 12, 1941

Newspapers and the radio announced a Japanese landing in Legazpi, Albay. Some of our friends had sent their families to that province, believing it out of danger. Now they are worried and there is no way of finding out how it is with their loved ones. The daytime raids continue. We were left in peace..

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December 8th, 1941

Monday Morning—The Herald came out at daylight with an extra that Japs had bombed Pearl Harbor; we did not believe it till breakfast, then the Manila Daily Bulletin verified it; Col. Curie the C.O. ordered all patients who could walk to be sent home. I took the lists up to the office and was sure..

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Friday, Jan. 26, 1940

Went to Malacanang for PAAF Ex. Council meeting. Went to McA and wished him many happy returns. Picture in Herald omits my name as usual due to that SOB Amado Araneta. Went to San Lazaro and measured horses. Had quite a time in Dr Lorenzo Reyes re his horse. Tony Araneta came to see the..

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August 13-17, 1936

August 15 at Rafferty's dinner (Grawfus). I sat between Alfonso Sy Cip and Romulo, head of the Herald. Romulo told me of his dramatic defiance of General Wood, when the latter called him on the carpet for the attitude of his paper--(all of which was published in the Herald at the time); of the magnificent impromptu..

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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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