December 9, 1942

Vargas, in his capacity as Chairman of Festivities, yesterday announced the formation of an official and exclusive political party replacing all existing parties which are ipso facto abolished and outlawed. Actually, these parties had been existing only in name during the past year. The new party is called "Kalibapi" which, in Tagalog, means "Association for..

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December 8, 1942

We have completed one year of war. Even the pessimistic estimate that the war would not last another ten months, and the optimists are not expecting that peace would settle on these islands in 1943. Only the fanatics are predicting the return of peace by the 15th of the month. The new masters wanted the..

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December 7, 1942

Today is the eve of the first anniversary of the Pacific war. The propaganda is exerting superhuman efforts to reeducate us, attempting in this way to achieve a double purpose. First, it presents America as a cause and author of this conflict. Roosevelt, with his uncontrolled imperialism, with his policy of enclosure against Japan, is..

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December 3, 1942

Through the BC Check Point in Bayombong, I learned that Mr. Go Beng's truck enroute to Isabela will sleep in Bayombong evening Dec. 7 on return trip to Manila. I made arrangements to board that truck Dec. 8 for Manila to get my family which I have alerted a week ago that our house to..

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December 3, 1942

I was sent by President Quezon from Washington as a member of the Philippine delegation to the Eighth Conference of the Institute of Pacific Relations at Mont Tremblant Lodge, Mont Tremblant, Province of Quebec. On the train, I shared a compartment with Resident Commissioner J. M. Elizalde and was vastly entertained by his account of..

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Dec. 1, 1942

During lunch, after several days buildup of watching and trailing Mr. Menzies, the guards beat him. They found a five-gallon can and four bottles of gin cached in the grass near the cottages. They stopped all the work and said nothing more could be taken from the cottages for building until the owner of the..

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December 1, 1942

Quezon thinks Admiral Leahy arranged for the occupation of North Africa, but when he was "recalled" from Vichy he was really getting out before the Nazis could seize him and treat him as a spy. I was invited to attend the Cabinet meeting yesterday to hear Bernstein explain his plan and program for the new..

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