Diary of Louise Fillmore Blancaflor

October 25, 1942

Today is Sunday and we are very quiet. Since Pototan has been taken, we no longer hear gunfire or the booming of trench mortars.

Two days ago a soldier came from Iloilo and he says there is plenty of fighting in Jaro and Iloilo. The La Paz Ice Plant has been burned and the army’s (USAFFE) policy is to burn all houses in La Paz, Jaro and the few remaining in Iloilo. I am wondering about the fate of Susie Gurrea. She was still living in their house adjoining the Ice Plant. I also fear for Dr. Porras and his family, Mr. Mijares, Mr. Silos and Atty. Ismael – they are all on the Army’s black list.