Tuesday. — (August 5, 1952) President Quirino had an early morning conference with Labor Secretary Jose Figueras, who recently returned from a trip which took him to Geneva, Madrid, and the United States. The labor secretary reported on the results of his trip. Later, the President received Eduardo Taylor, general manager of the Cebu Portland Cement Company, who stated that the U. S. government objected to the proposed construction of a branch of the cement firm in Poro, San Fernando, La Union.
Meeting at noon, President Quirino and his cabinet members took steps to sell the government houses in the Quirino and Roxas districts to the present occupant. The President created a special committee of three to study and effect a uniform system of selling these houses. The cabinet likewise took a hand in the fight to exterminate the locusts attacking rice crops in several southern Luzon and Visayan provinces. President Quirino ordered that all available planes of the Philippine air force be used in the campaign.