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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January 6, 1943

The days have been quiet since the 23rd of December and what a relief from the bombing and fighting! The enemy is now staying in the town of Barotac. It is estimated that there are around 300 Japanese soldiers there. Melecia (Coné’s sister) and her husband, Agustin, remained at the farmhouse until the very last,..

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January 4, 1943

Today we got S.O, BC HQ, relieving Sr. Insp. Antonio C. Diano '19, Trfd BC HQ Manila. I am designated Actg. Sr. Insp. effective this date. (The Senior Inspector Post is what was known as PC Prov. Comdr. before). As Actg. Sr. Insp., I made courtesy calls on the Governor, Chief of local Kempei-tai and..

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January 3, 1943

We just heard that as a result of the ambush, the Japanese were now scouting the hills in front of our farmhouse in Barotac and are burning nipa houses that they think are hiding places for the Filipino soldiers. Between the Filipino soldiers and the Japanese, there certainly is not very much left for the..

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Jan. 2, 1943

I sat in the common room waiting for Jerry to make cocoa after checkers. All around were couples, pitiful couples, hungry for each other and kept apart by war and hate and evil minds. Young couples deeply in love, married only a year or two, some with one baby and wanting another; sitting together, a..

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Jan. 1, 1943

A New Year is here, and we hope again, as we hoped all of 1942, but we are still concentrated, our teeth crumbling, our bodies lacking Vitamin B, still lacking toilet paper and using septic tanks for 517 which were intended for 250. As Dr. Hall says, this camp has 18th-century sanitation.

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