Diary of Victor Buencamino

March 1, 1942

More men brought to Fort Santiago. Tanco was called this morning. Capati and Oliveros, this afternoon. Pagulayan and I will probably be next. I have a premonition they will call me one of these days. Must prepare my wife. Everybody in the office is nervous, panic-stricken. Conversations are carried on in whispers. I appealed in behalf of the man. Was bluntly, contumeliously told that sympathizers would also be imprisoned. No questions can be asked. The military does not give explanations.

I long for the sweet air of freedom.