The President’s Day: August 3, 1952

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Sunday. — (August 3, 1952) After attending an early morning mass in an improvised church President Quirino and party left for Djakarta’s Kemayoran airfield where the plane Bataan was waiting to take them back to the Philippines. A huge crowd of Indonesians, headed by their President, turned out to give the Filipino visitors a rousing farewell.

The plane Bataan, carrying President Quirino and party, arrived at the Manila International Airport at 5:05 in the afternoon. A big crowd, headed by Vice-President Fernando Lopez, was on hand to welcome the President: At an improvised platform on the airfield, President Quirino reported that he “brought home to the people the goodwill and the friendship of Indonesians” as well as their “trust and confidence.”