June 13, 1942

At Waldorf-Astoria. Story of Lt. Colonel Andres Soriano: Soriano said that it did a great injustice to Aguinaldo to call him a fifth columnist. The General was perfectly loyal. Bombing of air fields: "The bombing of Baguio was at 7:30 a.m. on December 8th; these enemy planes then turned northwards and bombed the Cagayan valley--Aparri,..

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June 12, 1942

At Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York. I saw Quezon and Osmeña at 9 a.m. They both seemed depressed, and the latter was absent-minded. I learned the reason for this depression while Morgan Shuster and I were questioning Quezon about his war book. He said he had had one of the most discouraging interviews of his life..

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May 15, 1942

Since the Fall of Bataan, several small group of guerrilla units started organizing in Central Luzon led by escaped Bataan USAFFE officers according to Judge Roldan. It is an indication of the people's resentment against the invaders and unshakeable faith on MacArthur's promise to return. The most active and best organized at present strangely, according..

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April 16, 1942

Capas, Tarlac Filipino Concentration Camp   Am still alive. Have been here for two days. How long I will stay only God knows. Many are dying here. Right now, somebody just died. He is Teofilo Yldefonso, champion-swimmer, thrice captain of the Philippine swimming team to the world's Olympics. The wound he sustained in Bataan developed..

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January 31, 1942

HQ, MIS, Bataan Good news. Troops of Segundo have reentered our new lines. They escaped Jap encirclement by clambering precipices on Western coast for two days and nights. The men looked thin, haggard, half-dead. They all have a new life. Segundo arrived with troops dressed in a private's uniform. Japs were slow following initial successes...

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January 29, 1942

HQ, MIS, Bataan Japs have encircled the 1st regular. I wonder what will happen to the boys there. This is a great calamity. Apparently, Japs crawled through precipices of Mt. Natib. After penetration, they made a flank maneuver and concentrated fire on rear of Segundo's line. Reports from radio indicate Japs are wild about their..

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January 26, 1942

HQ, MIS Bataan   Maj. Gen. Basilio Valdes and Major Carlos Romulo dropped at our Command Post this morning. Romulo said they would go to the command posts of Generals Lim and Segundo. They want to see "a little bit of action". They got a bit of it when they docked at Cabcaben this morning...

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January 19, 1942 – Monday

Got up at 6 a.m. Shaved & dressed. Took launch Baler at 7 a.m. for Cabcaben. Arrived there 7:30 a.m. Lieutenant Monsod aide to General Francisco & Major Javallera came to meet us. Lieutenant Colonel Manuel Nieto, and Major Romulo were with me. We took the command car and proceed to General Francisco’s Command Post..

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January 11, 1942

HQ, Intelligence Bataan Still aide to Gen. de Jesus. Am also assistant plans and training officer under Col. Torralba, former head of Camp Murphy. The general has also retained Fred. Our new headquarters is located on the side of a high hill above a swift stream. There are a lot of tall trees with huge..

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