Aurea Labrador

Aurea Labrador

Aurea Labrador (1900 — 1991). Became nurse to the Quezon Family in 1919. Appointed Housekeeper of Malacañan Palace in 1938, accompanied the family into exile. After Quezon’s death in 1944 worked in the Lutheran Hospital, Los Angeles, CA.

December 8, 1941

I was busy preparing my schedule for the boys whom I was going to send to Baguio where the Family was to spend the Christmas

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December 9, 1941

Nobody believed there was going to be a war. Secretary Vargas called to tell me to join the President and his family in the house

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December 10, 1941

We received a hard hitting as the planes seared the sky. On one of my way trips to the Palace, I stayed to arrange the

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December 18, 1941

The President took Miss Aurora for a ride to see the damages in the City. This was the last time his people saw him in

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February 19, 1942

On February 19, the birthday of Mrs. Quezon, the President ordered me to have champagne for the evening. Colonel Nieto also came to inform me

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