Louise Fillmore Blancaflor

Louise Fillmore Blancaflor

An American married a Filipino doctor, Cornel Blancaflor.

December 19, 1941

After the bombing of Iloilo yesterday we thought it best to evacuate to the farm in Barotac. Most of our furniture was already there. After

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January 12, 1942

Yesterday three planes flew overhead, but no bombing took place. We have not heard any shooting for many days. The Japanese are scouting in big

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January 22, 1942

We went to Moroboro Springs and caves today. We had to pass the barrio of San Enrique, where the Japanese civilians are concentrated. These were

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March 12, 1942

Many things have taken place since I have begun writing. On February 4 we moved from Dueñas to Passi for Coné’s practice. Passi is 5

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April 11, 1942

There was a flash report that Japanese transports have been sighted off of three points – Capiz, Dumangas (next town to Barotac) and Antique. After

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Sunday April 12, 1942

We moved to Bingawan at 8:30 p.m., our baggage carried on 29 “carrosa’s” (a sled-like vehicle without wheels. It is dragged along the ground on

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May 18, 1942

We have been here for 1 month. This nipa hut we are staying in is very well concealed and off of any paths. It is

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May 30, 1942

Today the truce is supposed to be signed and we are all so anxious and worried as to the outcome of it all. Coné and

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June 4, 1942

It has been 7 days since the Army surrendered to the Japanese and Coné was one of them. Oper, the porter who carried Coné’s baggage

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June 6, 1942

Yesterday we were very surprised to see Hector (Estrella’s son) and Monching (Melecia’s adopted son). Melecia had sent them into the mountains of Calinog looking

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June 8, 1942

After resting a few days, Hector and Monching have returned to Barotac to notify our relatives that we have decided to return to Barotac and

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June 10, 1942

This morning I received a letter from Josephine Porras (by messenger). They have returned to the city (Iloilo) and are all right. Margarita Lopez and

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August 4, 1942

Yesterday while writing to you, Maring (Melecia’s daughter) came upstairs from the garden and said there were some Japanese coming up the driveway. I looked

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August 29, 1942

It will be three months tomorrow that Coné was taken prisoner and I am wondering how much longer he will be held. I suppose for

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September 9, 1942

I haven’t written for several days and so many things are taking place. Col. Peralta and the soldiers that did not surrender are becoming very

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September 10, 1942

The USAFFE is supposed to strike tonight or tomorrow night in Iloilo. Their main purpose is to release the prisoners. My God – I hope

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September 11, 1942

This morning 3 Japanese planes bombed Dinglé, a town about 20 km from here. They also bombed other places where they thought the USAFFE soldiers

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September 14, 1942

A few days have passed since I have written to you. We have been too excited, as there has been fighting all around us. The

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September 17, 1942

It has been three days since I have written, and since then it has been quiet out our way, but we have heard that there

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September 20, 1942

The last few days have been quiet up until this morning when the USAFFE ambushed two Japanese trucks loaded with soldiers. There was a fight

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September 23, 1942

Although the USAFFE have been making significant gains, the Japanese are now striking out at them and are making an all-out offensive against the USAFFE

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September 24, 1942

This morning we were awakened by the drone of planes. We hurriedly dressed and rushed to our hideout in the creek. The planes did not

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September 25, 1942

We have decided to build an air raid shelter and have hired some men to start digging. So far, there have been no more planes

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September 27, 1942

One sort of loses track of time and Sunday is just like any other day. There are no services in any of the churches; in

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