Diary of Juan Labrador, O.P.

February 15, 1942

I did not think it prudent to divulge earlier that a few days after the bombing of Letran, through a third person, Mrs. Aurora Quezon sent from her hideout in Corregidor a letter of sympathy to the Father Provincial who never had any means of replying.

The First Lady seemed to be very much worried. It was not surprising if she was. A week before they left, they called up the Father Provincial to come and console the First Lady at their Marikina residence. We were suspecting that during those days, the President and his small retinue were still in Corregidor. There were a lot of rumors about their whereabouts. The President had spoken over the radio twice or thrice last month, according to those who heard him. What would be his fate in case the USAFFE had to surrender Corregidor?