7th day, January 3, 1945

I feel very happy today because Col. Andrews gave me medicines badly needed by my family as well as canned fruits for Tato and Inday.

I am sending back one sail boat to take those things as well as letters for my family and to pick up my mother-in-law in Guimaras.

Maj. R. Benedicto comes in today. He is a young fellow but courageous.

Most of the substantial elements of Negros are with the Japs.

Col. Andrews has given me a chance to express myself on the statehood proposition for the Philippines favoring it strongly.