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..

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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..

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August 10, 1942

Today is Graduation Day for all POWs that underwent the Rejuvenation Training. After a brief but impressive ceremony at the Camp Dau FA Auditorium, each of us "graduating POWs" were given our "Graduation Papers." Our Grad. Speaker said we are expected to help the new Phil Gov't.to be granted her independence by Japan later, in..

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July 17, 1942

Yesterday morning, Cav. Maning Gomez '41, my irrepressible ExO, after coming from our Bulletin Board excitedly exclaimed, "Eureka, we will be liberated from Capas tomorrow." I went to the BB and saw a long list of officers alerted for transfer to Camp Dau, Pampanga. All from our Malolos Group are included in the list. And..

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February 23, 1942

Proud of our boys in Bataan. They are still holding the line. KGEI reports “heavy exchange of artillery in the Bataan peninsula.” We’re doing better than Singapore. Filipinos are good soldiers. Messrs. Noya, Kobatake and Evangelista returned from Bulacan. They report confusion and misunderstanding in purchase arrangements between Major Kurumatani and Supervisor Noya. Posadas reported..

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December 27, 1941

C.,OSP conscripted a 40 ft boat, armed her with two .30 Cal. MGs christened "Danday", Mrs. Jurado's namesake, for use by the OSP Lamao Beach Defenders of Bataan.  Today my ExO, Lt. Abraham ‘Abe’ Campo (USNA ’40) was rel'd. to be CO, "Danday" and to replace Lt. Campo, I selected Lt. Manuel Gomez '41, my..

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May 30, 1941

All hands at OSP are jubilant hearing the approval of a request by C,OSP to begin construction of the hull for eight (8) new  Q-Boats by Engineer Island Shipyard under Engr Bernardo Abrera who successfully passed his experimental model last March that was christened by Mrs. Quezon as Q-113.  The keel for the new 8..

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