Diary of Victor Buencamino

June 8, 1942

Mr. Fukada, Supervisor-de-Facto, has decided to adopt the Kobatake plan for Bulacan. I agreed too but I placed on the record the following objections:

First, that Mayors will likely delegate the work of purchasing to subordinate employees. This will cause: (a) purchase of inferior quality of palay and (b) purchase of underweight bags.

Second, there will be heavy transportation expenses for palay coming from distant places.

Third, there will be great difficulty settling claims for damages from inclement weather force majeure.

A late report announced that the Japanese occupied Bohol on May 23.

Had a good supper. By next year if production is not intensified, we will have to tighten our belts.