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April 14, 1942

On previous occasions we had witnessed Japanese flogging Filipinos whom they had brought into the camp. This afternoon several Japanese tied a young Filipino to a tree near the front gate and beat him unmercifully, while internees in stupefied shock stood and watched like wooden dummies. After stabbing him with their bayonets, they untied him and dragged him out of the camp.

Fellow internees, with rage in their hearts, dispersed silently and quietly. No one seemed to know who the victim was nor why he had been so brutally punished.