Diary of Basilio J. Valdes

March 13, 1942 — Friday

Attended mass. After breakfast the President instructed me to proceed to Binalbagan to get first hand information regarding the feared trouble at the Central and find out if Colonel Montilla has placed appropriate Constabulary forces there to protect life and property. The trouble between the laborers and the central will come to a point tomorrow March 14, unless they are paid the three month’s bonuses they have been asking for. Then I went to Bacolod for other matters. Met Governor Lizares to Bacolod. Had luncheon with him in the Sea Breeze Hotel. I returned to Panubigan at 9 p.m. arriving there 11:30 p.m.