May 8, 1972 Monday 11:25 pm

… After the meeting I directed Sec. Ponce Enrile, the Chief of Staff, Gen. Espino, Vice Chief of Staff, Gen. Ileto, PC Chief, Gen. Ramos, PA Chief, Gen. Zagala, Air Force Chief, Gen. Rancudo, 1st PC Zone Commander, Gen. Tomas Diaz, IV PC Zone Commander, Gen. Encarnacion, Asst. Chief of Staff, J-2, Col. Paz, to..

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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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Monday, February 2, 1970

PAGE 64 Office of the President of the Philippines Monday February 2, 1970 12:20 AM It seems clear now that the demonstrations and riots are engineered by the Liberal Party, Commander Dante and the Lopezes. The affidavit of a student leader, Villalon, attests to seven meetings in the office of my opponent Osmeña and Liberal..

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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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January 22, 1970

PAGE 45 Office of the President of the Philippines Malacañang Palace January 22, 1970 I have been able to settle the Senate Presidency at 3:30 PM. Puyat remains and Roy becomes Executive Vice President of the Nacionalista Party as well as President Pro Tempore. Tolentino remains as majority floor leader. We have organized the panel..

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January 20, 1970

PAGE 41 Malacañang Manila January 20, 1970 Malacañang Palace I still write this in Veterans Memorial Hosp. at 8:00 AM. Meldy is coming home to the Palace at noon before lunch. We have stopped the regular stipends to the columnists and newspapermen. This was started by Pres. Magsaysay in 1954. But we have to stop..

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