Tomas Confesor

Tomas Confesor

(1891 — 1951), lawyer, legislator, constitutional convention delegate, governor of Iloilo, resistance leader. The diary covers his escape to Leyte to join Allied forces in 1945.

3rd day, December 30, 1944

From Bad-as, we are now hitting the trail to the sea below Sinogbuhan San Joaquin. We are here very early—thoroughly exhausted. Our presence attract the attention

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6th day, January 2, 1945

[In Negros] We had a sumptuous dinner last night—chickens, asparagus, green beans and adobo—for the first time in three years. I heard radio music and

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8th day, Jan. 4, 1945

Maj. Ben Hollero, DQM of 9th MD is here today with Capt. Nolan. They are rabid anti-puppets and pro-statehood elements. Maj. Hollero is a great

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9th day, Jan. 5, 1945

Here we are eating, sleeping, reading and waiting—day after day. We are getting bored. When will we get picked up here? We are still concerned

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10th day, Jan. 6, 1945

I am about to finish “So Little Time” a 510-page book by J.P. Marquand. I spend the whole day reading the book. Marinduque was invaded

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12th day, Jan. 8, 1945

We are sending Roxas & Diza back to Panay with certain things—soap and canned food—but more to look things over there & report. Being out

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14th day, Jan. 10, 1945

Had a good sleep last night. We have been walking through the camp this morning. There is order, cleanliness and discipline. We eat our lunch

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16th day, Jan. 12, 1945

American planes in great numbers are out again, flying over our place. Is there a landing in Batangas? I felt like saying “Hello, Walt” when

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22nd day, Jan. 18, 1945

Warsaw has fallen! This is the principal feature of the broadcast this morning. Russia certainly knows how to time her punch to produce the desired

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23rd day, Jan. 19, 1945

We wake up this morning in high spirits. We have a very nice breakfast—as a despedida. All of Col. Andrew’s officers eat the morning meal

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