May 26, 1936

Conference at the office of Paez, who had just returned from an air trip (his first) to survey transport possibilities in Mindanao. He showed me all plans for his suggested legislation in the coming session. I made an approving report thereon to Quezon. Paez told me was proceeding slowly and unit by unit to buy bus lines competing with the Manila Railroad, instead of announcing a general plan therefor. He said that the road which replaced the Tay-Tay–Antipolo branch of the Manila Railroad (taken out in my time) was now the most profitable section of the bus company–they carried 18,000 people to the shrine at Antipolo the other day–this being a month of pilgrimages. The railroad company will replace Cavite and other unprofitable railroad lines in the same way.

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