Apr. 2, 1973

    …Dr. de Vega has just written me that the Supreme Court has resolved the pending suit in the New Constitution and as of this moment is distributing its decision in favor of our position – 6-4. The four dissenting Justices are: 1. Chief Justice Roberto Concepcion 2. Justice Calixto Zaldivar 3. Justice Enrique..

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Jan. 27, 1973 Saturday 11:50 pm (on board the 777 to sleep here for an early start at 7:30 am tomorrow with Dr. and Mrs. Sharon for Talaga)

  …Chief Justice Concepcion is sick in the hospital and may not be able to attend the dinner on Monday. It is apparent that the other justices are in favor of dismissing the petition questioning the validity of the ratification of the New Constitution. But they want to be assured of their continuance in office..

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Sept. 24, 1972, Sunday

  (1) 1:25 AM Sept. 25th Sept. 24, 1972 Sunday Malacañan Palace Manila Diokno, Chino Roces, Max Soliven etc. have filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus before the Supreme Court. I asked Justices Claudo Teehangkee, Antonio Barredo, Felix Macasiar and Felix Antonio to see us. They insisted that the government should submit..

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August 31, 1972 Thursday

  6:20 PM   Malacañan Palace Manila The doctors advise rest and no work for some time. Even Dr. Tamesis, my optometrist, also recommends no reading for long stretches of time. Am calling the Congress to a fourth Special Session beginning midnight tonight, inasmuch as they have not approved any of the urgent bill needed..

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February 7, 1936

An hour in the morning at the office with Manuel Concepcion, in my time Secretary of the Philippine National Bank. He told me of his father's conviction by the Courts (as President of that bank) and his own sentence by a divided, and perhaps influenced court; [Johnson and Malcolm seem to have railroaded him] --aided by..

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February 6, 1936

The President names all but one of the Judges of the Court of Appeals--good selections, made in accordance with recommendations of the Supreme Court, and various Bar Associations. It now appears that the undue deliberation in the selection was owing to Quezon's desire to make the public understand that there would be no "politics" in..

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