Diary of Marcos: May 5, 1973 (Saturday) – Martial Law Period
…We may have to hasten the process of normalizing by:
1. Conducting elections of an Advisory Legislative Council under the supervision of the Comelec by the Citizens Assemblies.
2. The old newspapers must be investigated formally and their closure directed after formal hearing.
3. The same for other media.
The financiers and oligarchs who may finance further violence should now be neutralized.
Formal charges have to be filed against Aquino, Diokno, Roxas, Mitra, Felipe, Manglapus even if the trials may be delayed.
We must now reduce the number of detention prisoners.
Continue the reorganization of the government.
Push away the capitalists trying to get close to me.