June 11, 1942

Heard Pagu was transferred to San Marcelino Police Station. What is the meaning of the transfer? Will he be released? Will try to see him Held seminar in the office. Made clear my objections to: 1. The threatening, rough, insolent manner of some minor Japanese officials. They must change their attitude if they want cooperation..

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June 10, 1942

Death. Forty-four persons shot to death for violation of military laws. The death sentences, it was announced, were carried out on June 7. Eleven others were merely given severe penalties. The Imperial Forces announced that those who commit crimes against the military laws will be punished severely and without the slightest mercy. Saw several people..

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June 8, 1942

Mr. Fukada, Supervisor-de-Facto, has decided to adopt the Kobatake plan for Bulacan. I agreed too but I placed on the record the following objections: First, that Mayors will likely delegate the work of purchasing to subordinate employees. This will cause: (a) purchase of inferior quality of palay and (b) purchase of underweight bags. Second, there..

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June 3, 1942

Military parade held in Manila yesterday. Lt. Gen. Homma reviewed his victorious Japanese forces. The newspapers say there were many onlookers. It was not so. There were very few and the majority were forced to attend the parade. The people did not applaud the troops. There was none of the usual fanfare and cheers from..

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June 2, 1942

More deaths in O’Donnell. A mother heard her son was badly in need of medicine. She begged the authorities to let her see her son. After several days, her pleas were granted. She arrived in the prison camp with a doctor. When she saw her son, the last had just closed his eyes. People are..

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June 1, 1942

Constabulary Academy inaugurated. Graduates will be utilized as peace officers, according to Japanese authorities. Several hundred Filipino youths reported for training. People downtown do not look favorably at those who have joined the new constabulary. “Instead of fighting in Bataan, they fight for the enemy,” they comment. “They’ll be used as shock-troops by the Japanese,”..

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May 31, 1942

KGEI admitted the sinking of an Allied warship in the port of Sydney by the attack of a special Japanese submarine flotilla. Rode in a calesa. Asked the cochero: “Who do you think will win the war?” I was curious to know the sentiments of the masses. “The Americans!” he answered unequivocally. “Why? “I asked..

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May 29, 1942

Auditor Ishibashi and I agreed that any cash shortage or overage should be reported immediately to the Management by the Cashier. Col. Uzaki will write a letter to the Executive Commission regarding the use of the land at the back of the Naric. We need more space. Main building will be painted after construction of..

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