Diary of Antonio de las Alas

June 15, 1945 Friday

There seems to be a new administration in the Colony. Col. Forbes and Lt. Severance have left. There is a new Colonel-Superintendent and a new Lieutenant. Any change in administration, of course, causes anxiety. We fear that we may not fare well. The Lieutenant certainly gave indications of severity. He prohibited us to talk aloud or smoke while on the way to the messhall. The food today is canned salmon again which, instead of satisfying, made us hungrier. The guards too have been changed. Our friends who had helped us were all shipped to Manila. They were deeply sympathetic towards us and we regret sincerely their departure. The new guards may also be sympathetic.

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