October 16, 1972

1:00 AM Oct. 17th Oct. 16, 1972 Monday Malacañan Palace Manila Worked on the establishment of new settlements for the squatters who will be displaced upon the destruction of their houses. And the proclamation transferring ownership of the rice and corn lands to the tenants paying 25% of the average yield for 15 years --this..

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June 26, 1945, Tuesday

It may be asked: If the conduct of the Japanese is as reported above why did we serve in the Japanese regime and later in the Philippine Republic? I had good reasons for not accepting any position in the Japanese regime. Aside from my past relations with America and the Americans, and the position I..

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November 21, 1943

As a result of the typhoon, days of hunger were predicted. Rice plants which were due to mature were destroyed in two-thirds of the provinces around the capital. Presaging scarcity, the price of rice catapulted to one hundred forty pesos. A kilo of camote cost ₱1.80 from the thirty centavos (₱0.30) a week ago, and..

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November 18, 1943

Four days of typhoon and devastating floods. Rarely had I seen such torrential rains, and certainly never during this month of November. The flood was high in all streets and ground floors of buildings in all districts of Manila, except Intramuros. The electric plant was inundated and the big light factory of Laguna blew up..

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October 1, 1943

The military police is engrossed in preparing the way for the advent of the Republic. There is continuous zoning in towns where they suspect guerillas to be hiding and arms being kept. A warning was issued that if the guerillas in Manila would not surrender, the capital would also be subjected to zoning. The people..

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July 22, 1942

The searching of residences and residents of Manila has begun. Taking advantage of the torrential downpours which prevented many city residents from leaving their houses, the military police is conducting an intensive search for arms and prohibited paraphernalia, tracing every nook and corner for possible signs of communications, collaboration or relationships with the enemy. Ostensibly,..

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