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 Nieves, Conchita and Maria Luisa …

March 4—5, 1942

At Buenos Aires. 0

March 3, 1942 — Tuesday

The President sent for the District Engineer and asked to study with him the building of an air-raid shelter. We discussed and looked at various spots. Finally we agreed on a place near the kitchen, taking into account the element of time to transfer and the accessibility, in view of the President’s physical condition and inability to walk and climb. …