June 4, 1942

The newspaper reported that the island of Negros was occupied two weeks ago. On the twenty-first of the last month, Japanese forces landed at a point five kilometers away from Bacolod and marched towards the capital which they were able to occupy before the retreating forces could burn the houses. A provincial capital had thus..

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March 17, 1942 – Tuesday

After breakfast I asked permission to go to Bacolod to buy some things I needed and leave that atmosphere of nerves and shouting. Father Ortiz and I agreed to lunch at Ben Gaston’s house. We met Ben in Bacolod and he drove us to Talisay where the family hacienda is. Delightful served by Ben’s sisters..

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July 10, 1899

We left for Bacolod at midnight and arrived at 9.30 a.m. We were nearly wrecked when we were caught in a squall and had the sails carried away. We were driven onto coral reefs and had to wade ashore with water up to our necks, a distance of about 1,000 yards.

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May 1, 1899

I went to hospital. During my stay there the company went on a hike on May 5th expecting trouble which did not materialise and they returned prostrated. On May 13th the company went on a schooner to the other side of the island, a distance of about 70 miles, where headquarters was set up.

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