Diary of Basilio J. Valdes

March 11, 1942 — Wednesday

Attended Mass and received Holy Communion. At 10 p.m. I went to Buenavista Rest House to send a radio to General Chynoweth and phone Colonel Hilsman. Returned to Panubigan 12 p.m. After luncheon I returned to Buenavista Rest House to work with Captain Salazar in coding some messages to be sent. Returned to Panubigan at 7:30 p.m. When I gave the President a radio message [from MacArthur] expressing his distress over his illness and praying for his recovery, he became quite happy. “That man certainly loves me,” he said.

I Retired early.

(Note: We received a radio from General MacArthur that Philippine Army officers, will receive the pay of U.S. Army officers.)

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