Diary of Victor Buencamino

May 26, 1942

The daughter of Consul Young of China was in the house yesterday. My children asked her if she has heard from her father ever since the Japanese arrested him. She shook her head and her eyes were red. She said: “They sent back his clothes and locks of his hair…”

There is news that Filipino war prisoners may soon be released. Deaths in camp keep on mounting. Fermin Fernando, Ateneo’s star basketball forward, died of cerebral malaria in camp.

Can still recall the Ateneo bleacher shouting “Ray Fernando, Ray Fernando!” and then the band would play “Hail Ateneo Hail”…

 

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