January 24, 1945

Every day planes fly overhead, and nearly every day there are bombings and machine gunning. The people of Iloilo and Jaro are getting jittery, and many have left for the hills and countryside where they feel they will be safe from American bombs. Those who stay in the city, are going to the colleges, hospitals,..

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January 20, 1945

We are now all living at San Jose College. The sisters have allocated us two spaces that we use as “bedrooms”. These make-shift “rooms” are created by putting tall furniture like “aparadors” (wardrobes) side by side, or stringing sheets and blankets to make partitions. Coné has set up a small clinic in an adjoining space...

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January 17, 1945

So many things have happened since December 22, 1944 that I do not know whether I can recall everything, but I will relate the most eventful happenings. The house next door was not burned after all, but the elderly caretaker of the house was kidnapped by the USAFFE soldiers. He was released on the eve..

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December 21, 1944

Last night we heard a plane around 9:30 p.m. Although we could no longer hear its drone, suddenly there was a terrible explosion and the house shook! There was no further explosion after this and there was no shooting from the USAFFE. We slept the remainder of the night. Planes flying overhead awakened us this..

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December 20, 1944

Last night we could hear bombing in the distance. This morning we saw several planes fly over the Santa Barbara air field. Around noon, a heavy drone was heard and we saw three formations of 4-motor and 8-motor planes. They flew towards Santa Barbara. We watched from the back porch and a few minutes later..

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