November 22, 1944

A total of 9,000 males are included in the first draft for compulsory labor in Jap airfields, port installations and other military establishments. The names of those forced to serve have been sent to neighborhood presidents who will in turn forward the names to neighborhood leaders who will then inform the draftees to appear in..

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April 10, 1942

Morning came, and we were ordered to stack our guns and disarm. The white flag was raised on top of the highest hill. All Filipino troops in Bataan were going to surrender together. It was already nine o'clock... but still there were no Japs. We knew we were completely surrounded, but they were taking their..

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April 28 Friday 1933

Mission, Quezon, OsRox, Tir, Sab and 2 Commissioners dined with Pres. Roosevelt. Hopes for an agreement with Q are vanishing. He sails tomorrow for Europe in route  Manila and OsRox accompanied him to NY.  Our plan now is to sail home via Europe thus arriving in Mnla on same boat with Quezon et al.

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April 26 Wednesday 1933

Saw Cutting today and he promised to talk to Murphy. Quezon saw the Sec of War today and told him of satisfactory arrangement with our Mission. The Sec War expressed extreme satisfaction. Luncheon today for Murphy who turned out to be a much more charming person than his pictures would seem to indicate.  Q in..

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April 25 Tuesday 1933

In conversation with Va… he (V) tells me that Q’s attitude towars the bill ws influenced not so much by its provisions but by the growing resentment towards OsRox dating as far back as early 1931 when lying in Monrovia rumours reached him that OsRox were trying to dethrone him.  OsRox mistake last year was..

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April 24 Monday 1933

CKC Jr. breakfasted with me and Vernon? at the hotel. Then drove me to town where I shopped at Spaulding and Abercrombie. We all started for Wash on the  Congressional [Limited] (except Sabido who remained behind.) In the train I spent much time with Osias, Roxas and Quezon and  Varona in a drawing room and..

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