October 23, 1942

Since my release from the hospital more than a week ago, I have been reporting  daily to Misc Gp, BC Hq commuting between our Tennessee home and BC Hq.  Am still apprehensive about the result of the investigation ordered by Maj. Suguiyama about my failure to report to my designated station, Lanao.  Today, I got the good news apparently clearing me.  The hospital records …

October 1, 1942

Yesterday morning, upon learning the ship that will take us, the newly commissioned BC officers to their assignments in Visayas and Mindanao will leave Manila in four days, I decided to enter San Lazaro Hospital.  My cousin, Dr. A. D. Lipana UST ’27 has a classmate who is an official at the hospital and was able to make arrangements that I …

September 4, 1942

Yesterday PM, Lt. Gomez & I were given special instructions on Japanese drill commands preparatory to our close order drill sked this PM.  By this time we have been exposed to the Japanese anthem “Kimigayo” every morning and many Japanese common terms like  “Ohayo”, “Ikaga desu ka” and “katakana”.  Aside from Cabangbang and Tirona mentioned earlier, my other PMA classmates in this present …

September 2, 1942

The BC Academy Classes Opening ceremonies yesterday was brief but informative with a bit of surprise.  There is a list of Sec. A & Sec. B dividing our class to two sections. Sec A are mostly the older group of PCA grads ages 30 and above that included Col. Lizardo ’15 the oldest, age 52.  Sec. B mostly PMA grads ages 30 …