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 hearing such bad news, we decided to leave Calinog at once. Josephine Porras invited us to go with them to their farm in Barrio Bingawan, 81 km from Calinog and..

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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 km from Dueñas. We were only there a short while, and on Feb. 16 Coné was called into the U.S. Army. Dr. Porras recommended that he would be placed in..

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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 people who lived in the Philippines before the war. I must say they are in a good place, the school house and church have been fitted up for them. There..

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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 groups and the people are always on the run. All the tenants on our farm have left and we cannot harvest our rice; Estrella is fortunate – so far she..

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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 arriving on the farm for a week, Coné heard the news from the Army headquarters that they expected an invasion within three days. He heard the news in Iloilo and..

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