About de las Alas
About the author:
Born October 14, 1898, in Taal, Batangas. Studied Law at the University of Indiana and Master of Law at Yale University, finishing with highest honors. Representative, 9th Philippine Legislature, Batangas (1st District), 1931-1933, 8th Philippine Legislature, Batangas (1st District), 1928-1930, 7th Philippine Legislature, Batangas (1st District), 1925-1927, 6th Philippine Legislature, Batangas (1st District), 1922-1925; Speaker pro Tempore of the House of Representatives (1923-1929; 1931-1933); Secretary of Finance and Secretary of Public Works and Communications in the Quezon Cabinet; Commissioner of Finance in the Philippine Executive Commission; Minister of Finance in the Laurel Cabinet; elected senator in 1941 but detained on collaboration charges and amnestied by President Roxas. Delegate to the 1934 and 1971 Constitutional Conventions. Three term president of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce. PAAF and National Olympic Committee of the Philippines President from 1956 to 1968. Four term president of the Philippine Columbian Association.
About the diary:
De las Alas, Antonio. The Iwahig Journal, compiled and edited by Remedios de las Alas-Kendall. Manila: privately printed, 1986. The entries are posted here with the permission of Ching Montinola, daughter of the author.
The Philippine Diary Project is grateful to Aira Espino for her invaluable assistance in encoding the entries of this diary.