Diary of Louise Fillmore Blancaflor

January 22, 1942

We went to Moroboro Springs and caves today. We had to pass the barrio of San Enrique, where the Japanese civilians are concentrated. These were people who lived in the Philippines before the war. I must say they are in a good place, the school house and church have been fitted up for them. There is plenty of space so that they are not crowded. Their quarters are much better than the American and British in Manila. No doubt you have heard about this over the radio KGEI.

After passing through the barrio we drove to the river’s edge, and from there we had to hike up the mountain; on the way up we came across a band of monkeys jumping from tree to tree and we also saw many flying lizards.