The President visited Major Panel in his military installation this morning. While we three were gathered together, we suddenly heard the sound of slapping. I went to see what was the matter. Major Jeciel of the infantry, an aide of the Captain General, blinded with anger, was slapping and kicking a soldier of Major Panel’s…
When we woke up this morning, an Igorot told me that the Americans were to be found in Sumadell, the next ranchería. Upon being informed of this, the President ordered us to be prepared to resume the trip. A messenger who had been dispatched to verify the news, informed us that the enemy was already…
We received letters from Manila; from [illegible] dated April 6. From General Tinio’s letter, I was informed of the death of Miguel Aguinaldo. Without any precaution taken, this letter was read before the President. It made him sigh and say, “For the country.”
Left Sili for Banabá; night was spent in open camp; continuing the journey the following day, we found Banabá deserted. We, therefore, continued to Balinsugan and from there to Mabalao, which we found without inhabitants, since they had fled to the woods. We spent the night here. On the following day
About 3:30 o’clock a.m., we left camp at Oscaris. At night, after fording a little river, we slept in open camp. Continuing the journey the following day, we arrived at the ranchería of Sili about 4 p.m., Monday, the 12th.
We rose early; the day was gloomy, the sky cloudy, rain threatened, and there was also quite a wind.
Sunday. About midday, we were informed that the Americans were in Camarag; so we placed ourselves on the alert. Later, this was contradicted. We were told that the Americans, leading a convoy, had gone back on account of the presence of scattered Filipino forces from the town of Cordon in the mountains of San Luis….