Feb. 27, 1943

The chef is in a bad mood. He gave one and a half stuffed cabbage rolls to the men, which miscalculation deprived thirty-five women of the main food dish, many of whom had worked hard all afternoon preparing the vegetables. They were naturally empty and irate. The chef apologized personally to many, but some won’t..

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February 25, 1943

Peace and order in Vizcaya continue to be good so the Japanese Army's total strength is now reduced to Bn. size. The American POWs are all transferred to Cabanatuan Camp. Meanwhile, the two Grla. Companies of Capt. Aban in Bagabag and Capt. Asuncion in Solano continue with their every Saturday Taisho program taught by Japanese..

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February 25, 1943

Shoreham Hotel. Quezon says that when he first came to Washington as Resident Commissioner he, like most Filipinos, believed that when they saw an American man and woman out driving together, whom they knew not to be married to one another, they were sexually intimate. This was the old Spanish idea. But when he got..

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February 27, 1943

Yesterday our foreman from the farm came and brought us a copy of the Manila Tribune. An article mentioned the release of 122 Filipino prisoners, and Coné’s name was on the list! I was somewhat confused, as some people said that they had seen him in Iloilo, and this list was for prisoners in Manila...

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February 23, 1943

All has been quiet in our vicinity, but in a barrio near Barotac Nuevo the Japanese machine gunned. The Filipino guerrillas have received an order from Gen. Fortig to stop guerilla warfare. Gen. Fortig is one of the American generals who did not surrender to the Japanese and was hiding on the island of Mindanao...

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February 21-23, 1943

Shoreham Hotel. Summary of events here during my two weeks of absence: The letter Quezon was drafting when I left, in which he asked the President's support for a joint resolution of Congress declaring the Philippines "are and of right ought to be free and independent" was never sent. Instead he saw the President just..

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February 20, 1943

This morning, my grla. associates, Col. Ramirez, Capt. Calvo and Mr. Elizalde dropped quietly at my office on their return trip to Manila from Isabela. Elizalde asked me for a list of 14th Inf. officers in hiding because they are in the Japanese wanted list and I gave him the names of Maj. Romulo A...

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