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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Friday, Jan. 2, 1942

Spent half of the morning visiting settlers’ farm lots in the poblacion of Banga as well as the hospital. Found the settlers’ home lots well

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Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1942

Then held a meeting with settlers who were getting their rations. I told them that until the stock of the store was inventoried only rice

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Thursday, Jan. 8, 1942

After conferring with Overseer Ybiernas and Mr. Baltazar about the repair of the [illegible]-Marbel road, left for Malaybalay with Major Tiongson; Engrs. Morrow, Buensuceso, Aquino

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Friday, Jan. 9, 1942

After a hasty breakfast, requested Major Tiongson to make an appointment for me to call on General Vachon. Without having me come to his office

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Saturday, Jan. 10, 1942

Spent the morning in a long conference with Overseer Vargas, Messrs. Tiongson, Cabe, Villegas and other members of my staff left at Lagao about the

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Sunday, Jan. 11, 1942

Conferred with Overseer Vargas about the organization of labor battalions in Lagao from among the bachelor settlers, dependents and laid-off laborers. I gave Overseer Vargas

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Monday, Jan. 12, 1942

Before leaving Bañga in the morning, had another conference with Mr. Morrow, Overseer Ybiernas and Asst. Overseer Loreto regarding the repairs to the road between

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Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1942

At Tupi, I again impressed on Overseer Laurel the need for more men to do locust extermination work, because unless the infestation is controlled I

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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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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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