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January 27, 1945

Today so many American planes flew over that I am no longer able to keep track of them. Some of them bombed and machine gunned the waterfront. One never sees any Japanese planes anymore, as the air and sea is now controlled by the Americans. Coné continues his trips to Iloilo to see his patients in spite of the planes overhead. Dolly is better, but quite thin.

This morning the price of one egg rose to 70 Pesos! When a person goes to the market, one does not spend in the hundreds of Pesos, but in the thousands nowadays.

We do not get much news of the warfront, only what the Japanese publish on their Bulletin Board. Several days ago the news was that the “Americans are 25 miles from Manila.”