August 8, 1943

In a banquet given in honor of the officials of the Department of Education and superintendents of public schools, the Director General of the Military Administration gave us a glimpse of the kind of independence the Philippines is going to enjoy. "The independence which you are going to obtain", he said, "will be complete and..

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August 7, 1943

The Military Police has renewed its searches. In the search of the La Ignaciana where the Jesuits expelled from the Ateneo are being sheltered, and likewise, the parishes of Santa Ana and San Francisco del Monte under the care of the Franciscan Fathers, the priests were herded in a room while the Japanese mascots examined..

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Friday, August 6, 1943

Wonder what you're doing, whether you think of me once in a while. Another pair of those white socks would be very acceptable. Maybe I didn't mention it, but I bought a pair of golf shoes and cut down the cleats. They'll serve a long while and are very comfortable...

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August 5, 1943

In big headlines, the press reported the capture of Col. Hugh Straughn who was allegedly the guerrilla commander in Central Luzon and to whom was partly attributed the rampant lawlessness in Zambales and Tayabas. The captive read on radio some very humiliating statements about his actuations and miserable life in the mountains, appealing to his..

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Tuesday, August 3, 1943

Darling, I'm afraid it will be a long time, several months at least, before I see you. I've been hoping that you'd come up soon in rather restricted group but the barracks as they stand are admittedly (by the J) out of the question and there's no telling how much longer they'll be deciding what's..

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August, 1943*

(*Undated but in portion near the end of 1943) I wonder what this war will do, translated into the world scheme. Will we ever go back to our easy way of life in the tropics, will the Filipinos ever let us? Will this struggle with Japan, which we are bound to win, do for us..

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