July 14, 1942

Shoreham Hotel. I found Quezon in high spirits; he had an overhaul yesterday at the Walter Reed Hospital, where they found his heart, arteries, kidneys, etc., quite sound, and ascribe his blood pressure only to nervousness. He is now all enthusiasm for writing his book, and is at work six or eight hours a day..

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July 14, 1942

Despite previous announcements that all sick POWs in Capas would be released, as in fact many were released already, there are still many sick POWs in Camp that the daily death is still about 100.  This may be a big reduction to the 500 daily deaths when my roommate Sagun died last May 16 but the..

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July 13, 1942

Asked Unding Alunan to find out if Arthur Fischer is in the concentration camp for Americans in Camp Tinio. I want to help him. Talked to Naric agents. Told them to impress upon the minds of distributors and these in turn to tell the leaders, that the Naric will conduct a house-to-house investigation in conjunction..

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July 12, 1942

A house-to-house inspection is being planned to check up if the reported number of family members tallies with actual facts. People who have increased the members of their household maliciously, will be punished accordingly. Played tennis with Vargas. Defeated him. He seems to be very tired and worried.

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July 12, 1942

A former student came to see me. I did not recognize him at first. He had been in the dungeons of Fort Santiago. He was arrested because they thought that he was one of those who had distributed anti Japanese leaflets. He vehemently denied the charges. Since the torturers could not get a confession from..

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July 11, 1942

In some ways I live in a world of my own with these notes that are an outlet, saving wear and tear on other people. Perhaps everyone should keep notes for a healthy mind. Instead of church in the barrack room, I went to visit the shop. A list of the things that they have..

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July 11, 1942

Today is a happy-sad day for me. After going around Camp O'Donnell the past three days, I finally found PMA classmates Bart Cabangbang, Tom Tirona I used to chat with in Corregidor and Dodong Caballero, Joe and Rey Mendoza of the Bataan group that made me happy. However, I learned from them that my dear..

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July 10, 1942 – Friday

My birthday. Went to Mass at 7:30 a.m. and received Holy Communion. Asked God for an early return to Manila. This separation is terrible. My thoughts concentrated on home & Nucay. 10 a.m. took train for New York. Stayed with Chiquit, who gave dinner for me and invited Dr. & Mrs. Dujat. Quiet family reunion..

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