Diary of Louise Fillmore Blancaflor

June 15, 1944

There has been trouble in Barotac Nuevo. On June 13 was the town fiesta in Barotac and many people had gathered to celebrate. The guerrillas came down from the hills and killed five Japanese out of the six stationed in the town. The people, fearing that the Japanese would retaliate started to flee, but the mayor and the surviving Japanese soldier were able to convince the high command that the guerrillas were not Barotac boys, but were outsiders.