March 29, 1972

1. Decision to make: Subversions, the media. 2. List down the countries with which we have an unfavorable trade balance. Organize the exporters to make special efforts to export to them. Start out with Australia. 3. Assign special salas or courts for cases of anti-graft, corruption, malversation, dishonesty of government officials. 4. MIA. Kearns visit, April 4-6. Include new International …

August 7, 1943

The Military Police has renewed its searches. In the search of the La Ignaciana where the Jesuits expelled from the Ateneo are being sheltered, and likewise, the parishes of Santa Ana and San Francisco del Monte under the care of the Franciscan Fathers, the priests were herded in a room while the Japanese mascots examined every corner, papers and other …

May 30, 1943

In a hurried trip I made through northern Luzon, I have observed that this region is more peaceful and normalized. The people are occupied in their domestic chores, particularly those who live far from the mountains where recalcitrant elements are still hiding. If not for the lack of transportation and the shortage of prime commodities, conditions would have been as …

February 8, 1942

Today, Sunday, I shall speak in vague terms, as the New Regime is wont to do, with regard to religion and the Church. Up to now, the military authorities have not yet made it clear what their definite plans are, if they have any, about their relationship with the Church. Nor have they attempted to solve the religious problem, if …

December 24, 1941

My hands were now rough and full of calluses resulting from the intensive training given us. We were being trained 24 hours a day. This is the life I have always yearned for. Hard and trying as the training was, our time was full of cheerful and happy moments. Today, everyone was planning, conniving and compromising to get a furlough …

Sábado 13 de Agosto 1898

Hoy la plaza de Manila se ha rendido a los yanquis. Las primeras horas del día no anunciaban novedad alguna, (…) De repente se ha puesto en movimiento toda la escuadra yanqui. Los Vapores que estaban de guardia han ido á reunirse con los demás y se han dirigido hacia el fortín de S. Antonio. Cuatro barcos grandes que debían …

Lunes 18 de Julio 1898

Habiendo pasado la guardia civil veterana á hacer requisa de los caballos que los particulares pudiesen ofrecer para las actuales necesidades el R.P. Rector del Ateneo ha cedido dos. El barco japonés llegado ayer, ha traído noticias tristes. La escuadra de Cervera echada a pique por los yanquis y Santiago de Cuba en poder del enemigo. 0

Martes 14 de Junio 1898

40 de los marineros hospedados en el Ateneo han sido incorporados al ejército regular de defensa de la plaza. El tiroteo de todas las noches ha sido menor estos últimos días. 0

Domingo 5 de Junio 1898

Esta noche ha sido de mucho tiroteo: los insurrectos han pasado el Zapote por un punto no defendido por nuestras tropas. Otros insurrectos han hecho un desembarco mas allá de Malate. Reina grande alarma y hay mucho movimiento de tropas y cañones. No se ve en la torre de Imus una bandera blanca y roja que ha ondeado por espacio …