Diary of Basilio J. Valdes

August 1, 1944 – Tuesday

Attended Mass at 7 a.m.

At 8 a.m. Miss Labrador called me by phone to rush to Camp McMartin as President Quezon was dying. Passed away at 8:20 am. Busy all day arranging with funeral parlor, embalming, dressing him, etc. finished at 6 p.m., when we placed him in Chapel. Retired to my hotel.