Diary of Basilio J. Valdes

April 5, 1942 – Easter Sunday

I attended Mass at the President’s house. Then the President asked me to go with him on a picnic, at 10:30 a.m. It was a very cold morning and the President decided to stay home, and asked Colonel Nieto and I to accompany his children. We drove to a place called Olinda. It was very cold. After lunch we rushed home, and I had to accompany the President & Mrs. Quezon to a tea offered by the Archbishop of Melbourne.