August 1, 1944

While in Iloilo yesterday, we visited Mrs. Ledesma. She told us that she had received a letter from Mrs. Allen’s sister (now living in Manila), and that Mr. Allen had gained weight in the concentration camp. He can no longer drink liquor, so it seems to have been more of a cure for him. Filipino..

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July 30, 1944

Yesterday morning Dorothy and I went to Iloilo. We were able to get a carabao cart for transportation, and when we were halfway to the city, the yoke got loose and the carabao walked away. The result is that we got a jolt! It is funny all the different kinds of conveyance that people are..

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July 26, 1944

We heard over the Manila radio that Gen. Lim was executed. He was in charge of the Philippine Army before the war. Fortunately, his family is in the United States. We have also heard that a general evacuation of Manila has been ordered! The people of Iloilo are wondering whether we, too, should obey these..

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June 15, 1944

There has been trouble in Barotac Nuevo. On June 13 was the town fiesta in Barotac and many people had gathered to celebrate. The guerrillas came down from the hills and killed five Japanese out of the six stationed in the town. The people, fearing that the Japanese would retaliate started to flee, but the..

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May 30, 1944

I haven’t been giving you a daily account of all our activities for they are much the same as usual, with the exception of the soaring prices of commodities. Rice is now 700 Pesos a sack, pork 15 Pesos a kilo (1 kilo = 2 2/5 lbs.), beef the same price. The price of medicine..

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May 24, 1944

Today we had our first air raid warning from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and in the afternoon from 4:00 to 5:00. Tonight we shall have our first blackout. There is always trouble outside and the guerrillas are stopping all food-stuffs from coming into the city. We were fortunate to get half of our rice..

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