October 6, 1943

First chance I have had to write since I moved. I no longer have an enlisted Bks. Arm a casual officer. Bihi 30 now have gone early and in late everyday. Groom and Punean and I have a pretty nice place fixed up with Bamboo and shelter halves. Be O.K. if Japs dont make us..

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October 1, 1943

The military police is engrossed in preparing the way for the advent of the Republic. There is continuous zoning in towns where they suspect guerillas to be hiding and arms being kept. A warning was issued that if the guerillas in Manila would not surrender, the capital would also be subjected to zoning. The people..

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September 30, 1943

did not see Quezon this day; he had a Cabinet meeting for half an hour at 11:30 a.m. and then "slept" the rest of the day. Talked with Dr. Rotor and Bernstein. The latter says Quezon is emotionally very much upset with the editorials in Washington Post and Washington Star;  and very angry with Lippman. Rotor says..

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September 29, 1943

Shoreham Hotel. Quezon back from Saranac in his apartment in the Shoreham; still on his back and confined to his bedroom; full of fight over the joint resolution introduced in the Senate by Mr. Tydings for immediate independence of the Philippines. No fever and yet not much strength--but the spirit burning fiercely. Tries not to..

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September 25, 1943

Japan is in a greater hurry to grant independence than the Filipinos are ready to receive and enjoy it. The truth is that the Filipinos are no more enthusiastic about it as they are about the independence of Turkey or the Congo. Either they believe that this emancipation was not genuine or they cherish the..

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Sept. 25, 1943

There were five or six parties, one of about fifty guests for a husband’s birthday. A guard with his nose pressed against the wire watched the party all evening and wanted to know what we were celebrating. Carl had a party in the ironing room with games and much glee behind a rug curtain. The..

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September 24, 1943

We had a three-day conference of private schools, where problems relating to the teaching of Nippongo, Tagalog, the basic principles of the New Order and other similarly interesting matters were discussed. School directors were apathetic and inhibited. The Director General gave a banquet and talked to us about independence, which according to him was at..

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September 21, 1943

Yesterday, the members of the Assembly were elected to create the impression that the old representative system is being restored. There is, however, nothing farther from the truth. There was no election, nor had the members of the Assembly been selected. The central government through the Kalibapi—or vice-versa—sent to each electoral district the name of..

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