June 29, 1944 (Thursday)

St. Peter and St. Paul. Mass, confession and communion at St. Sofia’s University. Visited the new pensionados at Hongōryō this afternoon. Tony Paredes gave me Philippine stamps which I intend to give to my friends. 0

June 19, 1944 (Wednesday)

At midnight last night we were awakened by the air-raid warden to warn us of the gravity of the situation, advising us to take all precautions against an air raid. Dr. Jose Rizal’s Birthday. At 4:00 p.m. a simple but impressive program was held at the Embassy in connection with Rizal’s Birthday. All Filipino residents in Tokyo and Yokohama (including …

April 11, 1936

In Iloilo, where we saw a great extension of the filled lands and a long river wharfage. It is a solid and well-kept city with fine environs such as Jaro etc; old Spanish churches. Little parklets are everywhere. Both this and Cebu are good-sized cities. Iloilo has been the centre for shipping the sugar from Negros and Panay. Now that …

February 12, 1936

At office, Hartendorp, who has been appointed Adviser to the President on press matters, came in to see me–he has the next room. He suggested that Roxas had tried to drive a sharp bargain with Quezon and had been repulsed. He told also the story of Quezon’s visit of a few days ago to the Lian Friar estate. The President …