October 9, 1944

Today at 2:00 p.m. we had an air raid warning. Planes flew over us, but did not bomb. Manila, Cebu and Davao are being bombed day and night. Many Japanese ships have been sunk off the coast of Samar. The Japanese colonel in charge of the forces on Panay has given strict orders for the..

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June 22, 1944

There is always trouble outside and the guerillas harass the Japanese most of the time. Not only are the guerrillas active, but so are the bandits. They are becoming so numerous that many houses have been robbed in Jaro and La Paz. It seems that they come in with the guerrillas, so that one does..

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April 1, 1944

There has been no shooting from the guerrillas in Jaro for the past several weeks, but in La Paz every other night there is some disturbance. The Japanese are becoming tired of it and gave the people there a surprise raid. All houses were searched, men were placed in the sun for the day, and suspects..

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March 9, 1944

Five months have gone by since I last wrote, and so many things have taken place – too numerous for me to remember. On June 21, 1943, the guerrillas entered the city at 2:00 a.m. burning many houses in La Paz and Jaro. Our house and vicinity was surrounded by guerrillas. One guerrilla shot out..

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April 11-27, 1943

We were awakened by the sound of machine guns last night coming from several places. Meñing (Dr. Bernas) said it was best for us to go downstairs (ground level) to avoid getting hit by stray bullets. Last year he had fixed a bullet-proof room as there was so much guerilla activity at that time. A..

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February 13, 1943

Today the silence has been broken by the sound of cannon fire coming from the direction of Barotac Nuevo. A relative of Coné (Lt. Hortillosa) came to see us. He brought the news that he had met with someone who had seen Coné before Christmas at the La Paz market place and he was looking well...

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