Got up at 5 a.m. Attended Mass at 6 a.m. Left at 9 a.m. on a B-24 with President Osmeña for Lingayen. Our plane was escorted by four pursuit planes. Arrived at Lingayen 11:30 a.m. Left at 3 p.m. for Hacienda Luisita. Spent the night.
Busy all day in office. At 5p.m. advised by phone the President had arrived in his house. Went to see him. Found out we are leaving tomorrow.
Attended 6:45 a.m. Mass and received Communion. Went to Air Strip at 8 a.m. Took off at 9 a.m. on a B-25. Sat inside the cabin next to the turret gunner. Arrived San Jose, Mindoro 10:50 a.m. Had luncheon with General Dunckel. Discussed with Major Nimick needs of civil population. Took off 3:30 p.m. Landed Tacloban Air strip at 5:20 p.m.
Busy in office. Invited by Commander James Van Landt to luncheon in his L.S.T. in the bay. Delightful luncheon. Returned to office 2:30 p.m.
In Tacloban. A gray, rainy day. I was informed today that we have already had 28 inches of rain in January. My work was interrupted by two black outs due to air-raid warnings.
I have been so busy in the office today that I did not go home for lunch. Returned home at 4:30 p.m. and was back at my desk at 7 p.m.
Our attack on Luzon continues. We have captured Urdaneta and Paniqui. The air force has given us excellent support bombing the enemy concentration pool and supply dumps at San Jose, Nueva Ecija causing explosions and fires.
In Tacloban. Attended 9 a.m Mass and then went to the office. Lunched with Captain Hunt, Lieutenant Klenn & Capt. Minas. Spent afternoon at home packing canned foods for Manila.
In Tacloban. Spent day busy in the office. Had luncheon at the home of Lieutenant & Mrs. Quejado Philippine Constabulary. Attended buffet dinner in the home of President Osmeña. His family invited me. Returned home 8:30 p.m.
In Tacloban, attending to official matters in the office.
In Tacloban. General MacArthur landed at 10:30 a.m. in Lingayen.