Diary of Basilio J. Valdes

January 25, 1942 – Sunday

At 1 a.m. the lights of the house went out. Both the President and Mrs. Quezon were nervous. He made me call the phone central and inquire why we had no lights. They feared an act of sabotage. The phone operator informed that there was slight trouble in the power plant but it was being repaired. At 1.15 a.m. the lights came on again. The President who had dressed ready to return to the tunnel, undressed again and went to bed. At 7:15 a.m. we returned to the tunnel.

The President spent a better day his temperature is coming down. At 5 p.m. he informed us that he did not want to sleep in the house and that he would sleep in the tent.