January 26,1943

After my Taisho Training visit in Solano three days ago, I instructed SA Pablo Naval to see me that afternoon in my office in Bayombong.  In the privacy of my office, I instructed him “as soon as ready” to proceed to Baguio area where our Grla. Comdr., L.Col. Enriquez is “laying low in hiding” to give the following report: “Peace and …

January 25, 1943

John arrived Sunday noon with eight men carrying our cargo. According to him very few of our things were taken. All the furniture is still there. Only some of Dolly’s clothes and a few of Dorothy’s are missing. John brought back with him Coné’s trunk, microscope, all of his surgical instruments, clothes, and some of Dorothy’s things. Our safe has …

January 22, 1943

Yesterday three planes flew over and bombed Santa Cruz, 3 km from us. They are bombing along the road again, so we expect the Japanese to pass through any day now. This morning a plane circled right over our house. We surely were frightened as one never knows what they will do. We have heard that three Japanese transport ships …

January 23,1943

This morning I passed by Capt. Ikeda’s office with my BC Squad for our scheduled Saturday Taisho Training Instructions.  Capt. Ikeda told me he can not come with me as he has some official schedule this morning but he loaned me his truck that we used with his two Taisho Instructors.  We proceeded to barrio Paniqui, Bagabag where “barrio Captain Guillermo Aban” …

January 21, 1943

This morning I had a most pleasant surprise, two prominent visitors, Spanish Aviator Capt. Juan Calvo known for his solo flight from Manila to Madrid in mid-30s, and Col. Alfredo Ramorez ’14, former Comdt., UST ROTC, both with the 14th Inf. Intelligence of Col. Enriquez.  They cover their travel as traders with dry goods in their truck and wanted a BC …

January 20, 1943

For the last five days there has been bombing taking place somewhere – we are fortunate that it was not near us. The Japanese forces are becoming stronger, and they are occupying most of the towns. The children now have a teacher, and she comes every day. She is an evacuee living near us. They have lost one year of …

January 20, 1943

Shoreham Hotel. Quezon and Nieto back from an hour with J. Edgar Hoover, Chief of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ever since Coolidge’s day. He has a small office at the end of a long narrow room like a corridor–visitors are visible for a long while as they approach him–rather like Mussolini’s arrangements for those whom he receives. Hoover, he …

January 19, 1943

Professor H. Otley Beyer, a famous American anthropologist at the University of the Philippines, was released three hours after capture and was given a research room to continue his work. He has been giving a regular series of lectures on Philippine peoples to members of the Kempeitai. In addition to Professor Beyer, about fifteen American internees at the University of …

January 18, 1943

Shoreham Hotel. Morning at Elizalde’s office, discussing with him, Ugarte and Zafra preparation of our official report on the recent international conference at Mont Tremblant. Also talk with Elizalde on the subject of Bernstein–he was very much upset because they already had a budget for that office of $150,000–and no Filipinos were on the staff, except a recently appointed librarian. …