The Delegate and the President: Contrasting Diaries on Martial Law

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400"] President Marcos, Secretary Enrile, and generals in the Presidential Study, Malacañan Palace[/caption] September 23 marks the 41st anniversary of the proclamation of martial law by President Marcos, although Marcos himself insisted on September 21. The Philippine Diary Project has two diaries that give contrasting views on martial law. The first is..

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June 10, 1973 Sunday

  [illegible] PM June 10, 1973 Sunday Malacañan Palace Manila Returned from Talaga Bay at 6:00 PM. Rested up to 9:00 AM from 5:00 PM. Then water skied up to 2:00 PM. On the way back to Manila passed by Mariveles. Pilao (the low portion of the hills of Cochinos Point is a protection from..

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May 5, 1973

  …We may have to hasten the process of normalizing by: 1. Conducting elections of an Advisory Legislative Council under the supervision of the Comelec by the Citizens Assemblies. 2. The old newspapers must be investigated formally and their closure directed after formal hearing. 3. The same for other media. The financiers and oligarchs who..

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Wednesday, November 29, 1972

Headline at the Express: "Delegates Approve Final Charter Draft. Signing Tomorrow." The paper repeated its report yesterday that the delegates approved the charter draft without any dissenting vote. But this was a patent lie. How could such a deliberate misleading of the people be done by the Express? The Bulletin Today headlined "New Charter Draft..

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