About the author: Felipe Buencamino III (March 28,1920 — April 28,1949), popularly known as Phillip Buencamino III, ABPL’39, admitted to the bar, March 31, 1948. College debater, served in Bataan, postwar print and radio reporter, and diplomat in the Philippine Foreign Service. Slain with his mother-in-law, Mrs. Aurora A. Quezon, sister-in-law, Ma. Aurora Quezon, and others, in an ambush perpetrated by the Hukbalahap on April 28, 1949. See the article, One Must Die, by Teodoro M. Locsin, May 7, 1949.
About the diary: The text on this site is a transcription (with minor corrections of spelling based on a typescript prepared in the 1960s by the author’s father, Victor Buencamino) of the volume Memoirs and Diaries of Felipe Buencamino III, and reproduced here with the permission of the sons of the late author. A facsimile reproduction of the original, with supplementary information and articles and illustrations, is available from:
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