February 15, 1945

On the night of February 12, at around midnight a barrage of gunfire suddenly erupted and lasted until 7:00 a.m. without any interval! It was terrifying beyond words! The college shook from the cannon fire and trench mortars! Bullets were flying so thick that it sounded like a hailstorm! Everybody stayed in their rooms as..

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January 20, 1945

We are now all living at San Jose College. The sisters have allocated us two spaces that we use as “bedrooms”. These make-shift “rooms” are created by putting tall furniture like “aparadors” (wardrobes) side by side, or stringing sheets and blankets to make partitions. Coné has set up a small clinic in an adjoining space...

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January 17, 1945

So many things have happened since December 22, 1944 that I do not know whether I can recall everything, but I will relate the most eventful happenings. The house next door was not burned after all, but the elderly caretaker of the house was kidnapped by the USAFFE soldiers. He was released on the eve..

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