Diary of Aurelio Alvero

December 15, 1944

6:20 a.m. Woke up early to the droning of airplanes and the booming of anti-aircraft guns. Dressed up in haste as there was the presentation of the Kaori resolution to be done.

7:20 a.m. Mr. Manila came to the house for a copy of the resolution.

8:35 a.m. After a breakfast amidst the booming; and noise of air-raids, Pat and I started on my bike for the meeting place of the NLA. The air-raid was in full blast, but we had to go on as we had agreed to meet in spite of the air-raid,

9:20 a.m. I was the first at our meeting place at the corner of Daitoa and Padre Faura. While waiting for the others I met a dark beauty by the name of Aurora lablan. After a minute of conversation with her my companions arrived.

9:35 a.m. We proceeded to the Villamor Hall which was the headquarters of the High Commanding Officer of the Air Corps, General _____________Tominaga. He received us with affability and after counter-reading (?) of the resolution of gratitude and admiration for the exploits of the Kaori Unit, Japanese Special Attack Squadron, he even shook the hands of each and every member of the delegation. The presentation was solemn and particularly significant because of the fact that there was an air-raid when the presentation was being made.

7:45 p.m. I was further delayed by discussing with Mr. Puzi and Mr. Kawa as they were insistent on expanding immediately and I was adamant, on central organization first.