December 25, 1935

Talk with Rafael Corpus, former director of Agriculture and new President of the Philippine National Bank. He told how Wood had tried to liquidate the bank; how eventually all the money supposed by Wood to be lost in sugar mills had been made good --even Philippine Vegetable Oil paid back 50%. Said he discovered more..

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December 21, 1935

Contribution to the Tribune by Pedro Abad Santos commenting on Roy Howard's article. A very shrewd analysis of the present situation. So far as Quezon is concerned, I do not really know his views of the future --I discard that part of Santos' article which deals with the working classes, for while now suffering from economic depression,..

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December 20, 1935

7 p.m. in Malacañan with the President who was in good health and spirits. I complemented him on his message on economic planning --he enquired whether it has been well received in the foreign community. I gave him Colin Hoskins' plan on organization for the economic council &c. Then I asked him what was the..

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December 10, 1935

Long talk with A.D. Williams at Malacañan about the reorganization of the government. He gave me a chart showing a reduction in the number of the provinces, based on topography and roads --which would save nearly half of the expenditures on provincial governments. We discussed many bureaus and buildings for the same. He said that..

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December 1, 1935

Sunday a.m. Malacañan Palace was thrown open to the public by the President’s orders—crowds of tao sightseers—Quezon’s about to leave on Banahao for Zamboanga with Roy Howard and his family as guests.  He had originally invited Jim Ross and me on this trip but did not renew the invitation, for which, at the moment, I..

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November 26, 1935

Long talk with Rafferty in the morning re industrialization in the Philippines. Golf at Wack-Wack with Jim Rockwell in the afternoon. Appointment at 7 o’clock at Malacañan with Quezon. He has a sala (or office) next to his bedroom over the front door (where my bedroom used to be, but now reconstructed). He was cheerful and in..

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