Monday, Jan. 8, 1940

Schedule of breakfast & conference at Malacanang suspended probably due to Pampanga strike. Conference w Lim, Garcia, De Jesus, [illegible] re atand on reorganization. De Jesus or [illegible] will propose separation of Constabulary. I am preparing the synopsis of stand of Gen. Staff. Centro Escolar — Mrs. Mendez & Mrs. Rodriguez want auxiliary service organized in their school. I believe …

Saturday, Jan. 6, 1940

Conference at Malacanang — 11:00 to 1:15 Present — Sec Sison, Valdes, Francisco, Lim, Garcia, Segundo, [illegible], De Jesus Subject — Justification of proposed cut of budget. Loss of confidence in MacArthur expressed by the Pres. He expects MacArthur to pull out when budget is reduced. McA failures — He failed to tell Pres. that 16 million is only for training …

Thursday, January 4, 1940

  General Conference at Malacanang — 10:30-1:00 Subject — Defensibility of Islands — Present: Sec. Sison, McA, Sutherland, Lim, Garcia, Segundo, [illegible], De Jesus, Magtoto — President Q Presiding– Discussion — Pres. outlines history of McA. [illegible] Defensibility of Islands — McA. quizzed by the Pres. on basis of his plan — Does it envision US.N. employment McA. says no — …

Wednesday, January 3, 1940

Breakfast at Malacanang — 7:30 — Present — Sec. Sison, Morato, Garcia, Segundo, President. Subject of discussion — Army budget and possibilities — Gen. Staff conference — 10:00 re budget reduction I was detailed to write the report.     Worked all night in connection with Gen. Staff report re budget reduction. 0

January 4, 1938, Tuesday

  Rode in the morning as usual. Went to office early. Took over question of training personnel out of Dau with Col. Ord. Informed him of excess officers Col. Garcia had ordered to duty. Victor says Ord questioned him on certain fases of G-2 work which Vic successfully explained. Had conference with Dugan re VH. Called Karangalan R re AC. …