January 28, 1945

It is Sunday today and we all attended mass, with the exception of Coné, who was on guard duty last night. Every night there are three men on guard and a sister.

Planes have been flying all day – bombing and machine gunning the water front. So far, there have only been a few casualties. The pilots seem to be very careful –- they have not even machine gunned the garrisons where the Japanese soldiers are housed, but they are watching the ships carefully.

Both Iloilo and Jaro look like ghost towns more and more each day as most people have left and gone to the country. However, there is more danger outside now as the Japanese are “penetrating” the barrios and villages, to clean out the USAFFE soldiers, and civilians are caught between two fires.