Diary of Ramon A. Alcaraz

March 15, 1942

Pres. Quezon left Corregidor 20 days ahead of Gen MacArthur who wanted his Compadre (Quezon) to proceed to Australia per invitation of FDR. But Quezon, still sulking and upset that mother America failed him on reinforcements, debarked in San Jose, Antique. From there, he traveled to different places in Panay Island and later crossed to Negros where he is now. Apparently he does not like to leave his people and I wonder what he will do.

Before Gen. MacArthur departed Corregidor, he relinquished his USAFFE Command quietly to Gen. Wainwright, newly designated C-in-C, US Forces in the Phil (USFIP). Gen. Edward King took over the Bataan command of Wainwright.

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