Diary of Juan Labrador, O.P.

November 21, 1942

The Press announced that the Japanese Army will wage a war of extermination against the guerillas who are pillaging almost all the islands in the Visayas. This is the first time the Press uncovers the existence and extent of these disorders. Guerillas have gained the upper hand in Cebu, the three islands of Panay, Leyte and Negros, aside from the capitals and other important towns.

The number of towns razed by the Japanese and the armed bandits is great, and the populace has fled in terror to the mountains where many of them die of hunger, or sickness.