December 24, 1938

Breakfast at seven o'clock. The President and I still alone together, and both rather sleepy. He woke up, however, when I began to talk of the great iron deposits in eastern Surigao, reserved since 1915 by Executive Order for the disposition of the government. Quezon said that Marsman would not press his Challenge as to..

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August 12, 1936

Talk with A. D. Williams over the building activities of Quezon. Malacañan Palace is never quiet; always, there is hammering and moving of walls etc. It appears that while the President is acting Secretary of Public Works and Communications, Under Secretary Cruz has not a jot of authority, and every single decision of his has..

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December 26, 1898

Before ten o’clock in the morning the tricolor was hoisted from the Casa Real and the Tribunal. This event happened without any formalities and without anybody’s attention being drawn, as if the change of flag did not have any meaning. How clearly does this show that these people have no idea whatsoever of what it..

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