July 8, 1936

Forty minutes with Quezon in his office in the Executive Building. I think he is bothered by the air-conditioning in the Palace. Had not seen him for 18 days, during part of which he had the flu--he looks rather worn and tired, and seemed under somewhat of a nervous strain. Showed me the eight enlarged..

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June 22, 1936

At office; visit from Becker from Aparri, who has always been a sort of confidential agent of the Government on affairs in the far north. Says he cannot persuade his two handsome mestizo sons to go to the Military Academy to become army officers. He came down to Manila to try to induce the President..

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June 18, 1936

Wrote a memorandum for Quezon on the extension of the season for shooting snipe. Saw Quezon from twelve to one o'clock in his office with Secretary Torres, Alcalde Posadas &c. He asked me about the Landlord and Tenant Bill--I told him I had left it the day before in Diokno's office for revision--he said "It..

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June 17, 1936

The message was excellent, and contained the following reference to agrarian reform: In the meantime, I recommend the adoption of measures similar to those which were adopted in Ireland to solve agrarian problems there existing from time immemorial. I also recommend the immediate passage of a law authorizing the expropriation of those portions of the..

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