Diary of Ramon A. Alcaraz

October 7, 1942

Maj. Suguiyama, the Japanese Kempeitai supervisor of BCA, sent an investigator to San Lazaro Hospital to find out details of my hospitalization.  Apparently, he learned I was unable to take my ship to Lanao that left three days ago (Oct 4).  The hospital furnished all the documents about my case from the time I was admitted Oct. 1 to the present.  In my own testimony, I said I had a severe recurrence of malaria with high fever early morning of Oct. 1 when the ambulance of San Lazaro Hospital came to my rescue.  At present, my malaria attacks are subsiding and perhaps in a week, the hospital can release me.  The investigator who seemed sympathetic to me confided that Maj. Suguiyama is furious and if it can be proven I was malingering, he will send me to Fort Santiago as an example.  I can only have my fingers crossed and hoped for the best.