Diary of Basilio J. Valdes

April 18, 1942 – Saturday

Went to the house of the President for conference at 9:30 a.m. Went at 10 a.m. to the Headquarters of General MacArthur. Conferred with General Sutherland about the proposed Philippine decorations D.S.C. and M.S.C. Saw Colonel Steven’s and Colonel Fitch (G-1 and Adj. General respectively) and read the A.R. 600-35 of November 1941.

At 1:10 p.m. I rushed to Chevron for luncheon. Then at 2:30 p.m. Mr. Baker President of the South Yarra Tennis Club came to pick me up and took me to the club. He had arranged some games for me.

At 6:30 p.m. Vice President Osmeña invited me to dinner at Florentino’s and then we went to the Comic Opera to see Nightbirds by Stravinsky. I enjoyed the show, especially the ballet.

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