January 16,1943

Per schedule, we left Bayombong for Barrio Paniqui, Bagabag to teach the Barrio Neighborhood Watch "Radyo Taisho" I arranged with the Japanese Army, early today on a convoy of two Japanes Army Vehicles, a car and a truck. Capt. Ikeda and I took the car followed by the small truck with two Japanese Taisho Instructors..

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January 12, 1943

Someone said today, “This is going to be a long war.” It has been a long war, and I wish it were nearer the end, but I am afraid it isn’t. I also wish I were in camp, life would be considerably simpler. Too much responsibility. Fancy regretting the “pleasures” of a prison camp! I..

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January 11, 1943

For the last four days there hasn’t been any fighting, but one never knows when or where. This morning someone came from our farm in Barotac and told us that the Japanese went to the farmhouse and broke all of Rose’s pictures and opened Dorothy Bernas’ “aparador” (wardrobe) and took all its contents – canned..

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January 9-10, 1943

Shoreham Hotel. Quezon very friendly and gracious--perhaps making up for the incident of the week before, when, knowing that I was coming from Charlottesville on his request, he let me make the journey without sending me word that he was going to New York! Dr. Trepp says this is characteristic--that he often shows no consideration..

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January 8, 1943

I visited Capt. Ikeda of the local Japanese Army Garrison at his office this morning and he received me cordially. While we were having tea, he announced that the instructors I requested to teach "Radyo Taishyo' to the barrio neighborhood association of Bagabag and Solano are ready for three Saturdays sessions starting next Sat. which..

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January 6, 1943

Yesterday, I got a P2,000.00 remittance from the local PNB Bank sent by Don Juan Elizalde as he promised for our intelligence fund. This will help a lot for the travels of SA Pablo Naval, my special liaison with Lt. Col. Manolo Enriquez. This morning, I had an hour private secret conference with Capt. Guillermo..

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