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July 25, 1945 Wednesday

Autograph hunting continues. This time from Mr. Prospero Baluyot. I wrote, “Acquaintance galvanized by suffering is always enduring. This is one of the benefits we have derived from our confinement here. Therefore, be assured, Mr. Baluyot, that our friendship will be everlasting.”

Rumor is circulating that Russia had given an ultimatum to Japan to surrender to the United Nations within 72 hours. It is said also rumored that Japan has surrendered unconditionally. The Colonel and the Lieutenant deny that these rumors are true.