October 6, 1943

The three political leaders—Laurel, Vargas and Aquino—were flown to Tokyo to receive the papal blessing, according to someone. It is not for us to scrutinize the motive of the trip to the Imperial capital, nor can we discern the mystery hidden behind the cloak of entertainment, commendations, receptions and sightseeing tours which were said to..

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September 25, 1943

Japan is in a greater hurry to grant independence than the Filipinos are ready to receive and enjoy it. The truth is that the Filipinos are no more enthusiastic about it as they are about the independence of Turkey or the Congo. Either they believe that this emancipation was not genuine or they cherish the..

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June 17, 1943

Rumors have it that Premier Tojo, in his speech at the opening of the Diet, would promise Independence to the Philippines within 1943, and that the Filipino mission would be present in the Assembly. Up to now, the granting of the Independence is still subject to the condition "when the Filipinos give proof of sincere..

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June 24, 1942

Major H. visited us. He related that within a few days after the Japanese entry, he was arrested and imprisoned in Fort Santiago. One day, a Japanese officer asked him, "What is the last favor you would like to ask before dying?" "That a Catholic priest be called," he said. "Which priest would you like?"..

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January 23, 1942

Manila is talking about Tozyo’s promise of independence and, above the murmurs and whispers, one loud voice is heard! Benigno Aquino’s. Aquino said that God has made us Orientals and therefore, if we believe in the infinite wisdom of God, we must follow His design and cooperate with Japan for the realization of our long..

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Dec 29 Thursday 1932

At 3:30 p.m.conference report was called up in the House.  Hare got one hour to be apportioned to him and he gave it to Hooper[1], Underhill[2] and Knutson.  Others would have spoken also,  had not   S……?? asked so many questions which the speakers were unable to answer.  Finally Hare himself took the floor but even..

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