Diary of Juan Labrador, O.P.

March 2, 1944

The Military Police continue to arrest big fish. Some are being suspected of coddling guerillas, others of listening to short wave broadcasts. Private houses are being converted into prison cells, among which is the house of Dr. Burke near Malacañang.

Dr. Burke was arrested three weeks ago for reasons nobody knew. The Elizalde brothers, meanwhile, are still under detention, and according to rumors, things are not going well with them. Nothing is known about the Mother Superior of the Canadian congregation, Fr. Santos, Capt. Mañosa, Virgilio Lobregat, the wife of Major Manzano who aided the major in escaping to the mountains or to Mindanao or to Australia. It is the same thing with a host of others.