Diary of Juan Labrador, O.P.

August 7, 1943

The Military Police has renewed its searches. In the search of the La Ignaciana where the Jesuits expelled from the Ateneo are being sheltered, and likewise, the parishes of Santa Ana and San Francisco del Monte under the care of the Franciscan Fathers, the priests were herded in a room while the Japanese mascots examined every corner, papers and other things. It was hard to tell what the motive was. Perhaps, they smelled the presence of some guerrillas. They did not cause any disturbance except the herding, although in San Francisco del Monte they confiscated some watches and fountain pens, and the Superior was detained in Fort Santiago for a few days.