October 26, 1944

This morning at 9:00 a.m. 20 American planes flew over us. We all expected a raid but instead they flew towards Capiz. The rumor is that there will be a landing on Panay on the 28th of this month! There is very little resistance here and according to a Japanese soldier, they would retreat from..

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October 10, 1944

Today has been quiet, although the alert signal has not been lifted. This morning I met a priest from Capiz and he confirmed the news of several Americans leaving the Island by submarine for Australia. I am sorry to tell you of the deaths of Dr. and Mrs. Meyers, Dr. and Mrs. Rose, Mr. and..

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January 22, 1943

Yesterday three planes flew over and bombed Santa Cruz, 3 km from us. They are bombing along the road again, so we expect the Japanese to pass through any day now. This morning a plane circled right over our house. We surely were frightened as one never knows what they will do. We have heard..

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August 29, 1942

It will be three months tomorrow that Coné was taken prisoner and I am wondering how much longer he will be held. I suppose for the duration of the war. There have been rumors of releasing them, but now it seems that the Japanese are guarding them very closely, as two Americans and one Filipino..

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April 11, 1942

There was a flash report that Japanese transports have been sighted off of three points – Capiz, Dumangas (next town to Barotac) and Antique. After hearing such bad news, we decided to leave Calinog at once. Josephine Porras invited us to go with them to their farm in Barrio Bingawan, 81 km from Calinog and..

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June 25, 1936

Interesting interview with mining engineer Milton Sutherland, who has spent three years mostly in the field throughout the islands. He says new mining developments in some base metals are being contracted by Japanese at ridiculously low prices; that they are exploring all over the Philippines and are trying to skim all the best in metals;..

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