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April 18, 1942

Radio San Francisco announced the Japanese landing in Panay. The press confirmed the news, adding that a similar landing was effected at three points in Cebu. The three capitals of the three provinces of Panay were occupied without even a shot. As usual, the Fil-American soldiers fled to the mountains, leaving behind them a trail of fire and destruction.

It is a rather curious fact that we are learning about the Japanese advances through foreign sources ahead of the Japanese radio and press.