August 1, 1945 Wednesday

Today has been declared a legal holiday to commemorate the death anniversary of Pres. Quezon. This is a very fitting tribute, Pres. Quezon will pass in history as the greatest man we have ever produced. Correctly, he can be called the father of the Philippines. He it was who was able to insure the independence..

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February 18, 1945

The evenings are a nightmare. They bring a rosary of shocks produced by powerful guns which, from New Manila and Grace Park, strike at Ermita and Intramuros, shaking the air, the earth, the doors and the nerves. Projectiles fly over our heads, whistling their funereal song of destruction. We cannot look at them: we can..

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May 30, 1943

In a hurried trip I made through northern Luzon, I have observed that this region is more peaceful and normalized. The people are occupied in their domestic chores, particularly those who live far from the mountains where recalcitrant elements are still hiding. If not for the lack of transportation and the shortage of prime commodities,..

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February 8, 1942

Today, Sunday, I shall speak in vague terms, as the New Regime is wont to do, with regard to religion and the Church. Up to now, the military authorities have not yet made it clear what their definite plans are, if they have any, about their relationship with the Church. Nor have they attempted to..

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December 14, 1941 

Sunday again. Are staying in Catholic school in city, fairly safe. Several raids during day, no bombing. Good to be back with the Sqd'n again. Morale is high, everyone wants ships and a crack at the Nips. Burns evidently had been separated from the squadron since landing at Cabanatuan on December 10th. The 21st's officers..

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January 4, 1938, Tuesday

  Rode in the morning as usual. Went to office early. Took over question of training personnel out of Dau with Col. Ord. Informed him of excess officers Col. Garcia had ordered to duty. Victor says Ord questioned him on certain fases of G-2 work which Vic successfully explained. Had conference with Dugan re VH...

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