18th June 1945

The Asahi today carried a significant article which confessed the bankruptcy of a fundamental policy in Japanese diplomacy. There is no longer much hope, the paper admitted, for an Anglo-American vs. Soviet clash so long as the war against Japan continued. To bring the U.S.S.R. into the war in Asia, Britain had surrendered her traditional..

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December 7, 1942

Today is the eve of the first anniversary of the Pacific war. The propaganda is exerting superhuman efforts to reeducate us, attempting in this way to achieve a double purpose. First, it presents America as a cause and author of this conflict. Roosevelt, with his uncontrolled imperialism, with his policy of enclosure against Japan, is..

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June 15-16, 1942

Quezon tells me that when he went to Corregidor on December 24 last, part of the "doubts" about the policy he should adopt were based upon the possibility of a declaration by the Japanese of Philippine independence. This thought was, for him, a "nightmare." We would have been left in an impossible situation, for if..

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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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November 3, 1938

Called on Don Rafael Palma who is confined to his house by some mysterious malady which was at first diagnosed as a brain tumor. He says he has no incentive to live--can taste nothing, can hardly see and hears with difficulty. His tongue is thick, but his mind is clear. This noble man was one..

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Viernes 5 de Agosto 1898

Durante la noche pasada no se ha oído un solo disparo, gracias á los chubascos y ventolinas que el baguio nos regala. A las 7 de la mañana ha habido media hora de tiroteo. (...) Con general sorpresa ha sido destituido el Capitán Gral. D. Basilio Augustín. Parece que ha motivado esta resolución del Gobierno..

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Thursday, May 19, 1898

The cutter McCollouch arrives in Manila from Hongkong, bringing aboard Emilio Aguinaldo with other [revolutionary] heads who sailed for that place last December. Aguinaldo’s story, as reported in the Daily Press of Hongkong is as follows. Hoping to take advantage of the Spanish-American war, Aguinaldo went to Saigon to confer with some of his associates,..

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