February 24, 1970 Tuesday

PAGE 94 Office of the President of the Philippines Malacañang     February 24, 1970 Tuesday     10:35 PM   We go to San Fernando, La Union tomorrow to return at noon. This is a counter demonstration of the Ilocanos who want to show solidity behind me. But my fear is that they will march to Manila armed and …

February 23, 1970 Monday

PAGE 93 Office of the President of the Philippines Malacañang     February 23, 1970 Monday     1:10 AM   The Lopezes are more and more vicious through their columnists. Ernesto Granada happily refers to me as snake-like. He probably knows he is suspected as a communist by me. And so does I.P. Soliongco. But the Lopez contributions to …

February 16, 1970, Monday

    PAGE 85 Office of the President of the Philippines Malacañang February 16, 1970 Monday 12:10 AM Spent practically the whole day attending to the problems of the Tondo foreshoreland  slum dwellers. They ask for the land reclaimed from the sea at North Harbor. Last year I gave ₱350,000 to the Bureau of Lands in their presence to spend …

January 11, 1945

Rice flour much and hot water for breakfast. I bummed a piece of ginger and made ginger tea and put some cinnamon in it (also bummed). It wasn’t bad. Thin soup for lunch. but, never mind — the end is near. A flock of B-24’s came over this morning and plastered what appears to be about the exposition grounds in …

October 29, 1944

Twenty minutes of eight — heard planes– spotted eight flying high. Thought they might be Japanese, but the anti-aircraft guns soon let loose and bombs began to fall near Nichols Field and the waterfront — circled around several times and at nine a.m. was quiet (They were caught napping). At 9:25 a.m. 12 Japanese planes went northwest. One dog fight …

July 22, 1942

The searching of residences and residents of Manila has begun. Taking advantage of the torrential downpours which prevented many city residents from leaving their houses, the military police is conducting an intensive search for arms and prohibited paraphernalia, tracing every nook and corner for possible signs of communications, collaboration or relationships with the enemy. Ostensibly, the search is being directed …

7-13 Thursday, 1899

Made some purchases today and took long ride to Tondo, San Maguil [Miguel] and, in p.m., went out to Senora Rivera’s and as the Church’s chimes pealed out –“Have Mercy upon Us”– at eight p.m. I started for town and took room at Joteleria Espana –R-22. 0

Saturday, June 29th 1899

Manila, Luzon Island – Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo Dist. One year ago today I embarked on the steamship “Newport” & sailed out of San Francisco harbor. An eventful year has passed into eternity and I have during the best part of two days been exploring my Diary to learn what use I made …

Wednesday, June 28th 1899

Manila, Luzon Island – Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo Rain all last night & today; at times very hard. Sky looks stormy as night closes in. Remained at home. Ventured not outsider. Closely applied myself to my Diary & have about secured such information as I desired. Although not as busy as I should …