Busy all day in the office. 5:30 p.m. called on President Osmeña’s daughter Henrita and her husband Mr. Veloso and the widow of Emilio Osmeña. Returned home at 6 p.m. While I was washing for dinner the air raid warning was sounded followed by machine gun fire in the landing strip. Soon we heard an explosion and saw a fire.
Basilio J. Valdes
Basilio J. Valdes, M.D. (July 10, 1892 –January 26, 1970), soldier, doctor, cabinet member, businessman. Chief of Staff, Philippine Army, 1939-1945; Secretary of National Defense in the Quezon and Osmeña War Cabinets, 1941-45. Professor of Surgery at the University of Santo Tomas (UST), Medical Director of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, 1948-1970.All Posts