December 2, 1944

A spirited exchange of fire woke us up last night and alarmed the whole neighborhood of these mountains from exactly 1:00 to 3:00 A.M. The discharge of rifles, pistols and machine guns thundered through the valleys and hills, resounding with the echoes of a real battle. We suspected the aggressors to be the guerrillas of..

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November 22, 1944

A total of 9,000 males are included in the first draft for compulsory labor in Jap airfields, port installations and other military establishments. The names of those forced to serve have been sent to neighborhood presidents who will in turn forward the names to neighborhood leaders who will then inform the draftees to appear in..

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November 2, 1944

Must hurry writing this stuff because Joe's waiting for me outside. Nothing much today. None of the usual processions to the cemetery to visit the dead. Tribune says that Laurel will give a speech on the heroes that died in O'Donnell. On my way to Dad's office, I saw many Jap trucks filled with supplies...

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March 14, 1942

Bataan, HQ, MIS   The general looks very depressed. He talked to nobody today. He stayed in his tent smoking his pipe silently. He must be brooding about something sad. I told Fred when I said "Good morning" to the General, the old Fogie did not even answer, damn the impolite bum. (Sometimes I like..

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January 30, 1942

HQ, MIS, Bataan   Filipino officers in USAFFE may get same pay as Americans, according to General. There is no reason why an American should get higher pay than a Filipino doing the same job with the same rank. Both are undergoing the same risks and both are human beings. To hell with the superior..

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February 7, 1936

An hour in the morning at the office with Manuel Concepcion, in my time Secretary of the Philippine National Bank. He told me of his father's conviction by the Courts (as President of that bank) and his own sentence by a divided, and perhaps influenced court; [Johnson and Malcolm seem to have railroaded him] --aided by..

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December 18, 1931

Today is Mrs. Osmeña’s birthday. We sent a joint wireless to felicitate her.  In the evening a private dinner was held in the small dining room for 18 people which included the members of our party and also Mrs. Morris, Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. Witherspoon,  Miss Howard and Adorabelle (?). Also Mr. Morley (Helen Wills husband..

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