Paulino Santos

Paulino Santos

(June 22, 1890 — 1945), Major General in the Philippine Army, former Chief of Staff; at the time of the writing of the diary, general manager of the National Land Settlement Administration.

Thursday, January 1, 1942

Early in the morning, visited the probationary settlers at the nursery with Overseer Vargas, and extended them my greetings of the season. Found Dr. Baltazar

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[Illegible] April 29, 1942

Upon returning to Lagao [illegible] Assistant Overseer [illegible] who [illegible] a telephone conversation with [illegible] that Japanese [illegible] at Camp Luna [illegible] I immediately left

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Saturday, May 2, 1942

Supervising Overseer Larrabaster arrived later in the morning and I have him instructions on the handling of the affairs of the Norala district. I advised

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Monday, May 4, 1942

Upon arriving in the poblacion of Banga, from Barrio 7 where I went to inform the evacuees about our experience on the road, I found

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Wednesday, May 6, 1942

Early in the morning I instructed Overseer Laurel to send Assistant Overseer Cariaga to Banga via the trail which the Moros claim to be better

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Thursday, May 7, 1942

After breakfast I left for Norala where I held a meeting with the settlers of the poblacion. The Overseer, Assistant Overseer and the Barrio Lieutenants

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Friday, May 8, 1942

Early in the morning I conferred with Assistant to the Manager Tiongson and Overseer Ybiernas of Banga about the surrender of Gen. Wainwright, and the

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Saturday, May 9, 1942

In the afternoon I received a note from Supervising Overseer Larrabaster in Norala reporting that the Moro datus of Danzuli, north of Norala was holding

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Sunday, May 10, 1942

After the meeting Bilaan Datu Saluk arrived and I talked to him about our plans of defense against the Moro aggressors. I advised him on

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Tuesday, May 12, 1942

As I was leaving for Banga, Supervising Overseer Larrabaster showed me the defense plans which he had drawn for the Poblacion of Norala in case

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Thursday, May 14, 1942

After these two gentlemen had left I received a message from Overseer Nograles of Norala that the Japanese were already in Tacurong and that he

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