Thursday, November 9, 1972

In the morning, Col. Moy Buhain (aide-de-camp to Speaker Villareal of the House of Representatives whom I had periodically served as economic adviser) dropped by to talk to me about the latest draft of the Steering Council. Obviously, he had already seen Speaker Villareal since our last talk. We were speculating on what will happen to the leaders of the …

Sunday, November 5, 1972

At the lobby of the Sulo Hotel, I met Jess Reyes and Cesar Sevilla. Jess Reyes said that he had voted “Yes” because he can still speak out as an oppositionist in the Assembly. Cesar Sevilla was a bit more critical. He is a very conscientious delegate. He deplored the transitory provision and the work being done by the Steering …

October 12, 1972

1 9:40 PM Oct. 12, 1972 Thursday Malacañan Palace Manila Met with about 2,000 Land Reform or Dept Agrarian Reform Field Technicians. I have diected the DAR to generate 3,000 Field Technicians and the ARC and BPI to generate 6,000 Field Technicians so that there would be 9,000 technicians for the 715,000 tenants to be serviced. I have about ₱50 …

Sept. 29, 1972, Friday

(1) 12:25 PM Sept. 29, 1972 Friday Malacañan Palace Manila Sec. Vicente Abad Santos on the removal of judges: He is against the outright dismissal of civil service employees. But I have decided to amend the civil service rules so as to add two new categories of punishment without going through a final hearing in addition to dismissal by an …

Sep. 27, 1972, Wednesday

(1) 1:30 AM Sept 28th Sept. 27, 1972 Wednesday Malacañan Palace Manila Met the Bishops Councils Executive Committee of Mons. Gavola, Alberto, Mon Diu and Fr.                . They promised to help in the reform program and wanted to publish a resolution. They confidently gave me information on a Carlos Selles who is supposedly …

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 to the Supreme Court for …

August 24, 1972 Thursday

      12:00 PM PAGE 2261 Aug 24, 1972 Thursday   Malacañan Palace Manila   Golf up to 10:00 A M 11:00 AM. Credentials [not readable] and [not readable] ambassador Daniel Laor 11:30 – Postponed [not readable] [not readable] [not readable] Tillman Durdin of her York Times to 5:00 PM because of cabinet meeting 11:45 AM – 10:00 PM …

January 22, 1970

PAGE 45 Office of the President of the Philippines Malacañang Palace January 22, 1970 I have been able to settle the Senate Presidency at 3:30 PM. Puyat remains and Roy becomes Executive Vice President of the Nacionalista Party as well as President Pro Tempore. Tolentino remains as majority floor leader. We have organized the panel of lawyers to handle the …