February 3, 1942

“Stiff penalties for profiteers,” says the Tribune. Good. Profiteers feed on misery. Their lives must be made miserable. The worst kind of birds are scavengers. Profiteers are scavengers.

Price of rice today for sellers: ₱6.80 as paid by J. T. David in Bulacan. ₱7.00 as paid by Mariano Tinio in Nueva Ecija. Many of my friends have congratulated me. They say “All commodities have gone up except rice.”

Effective tomorrow, market dealers will be paid a salary of ₱60 a month, according to Mr. Noya.

If we fail to procure enough rice, the Japanese supervisor stated that the Army may import rice from Japan.

I believe that as long as we don’t have to feed the Japanese Army, we can take care of feeding ourselves.

November 14, 1899

It was 12 o’clock noon, but we kept up the march. At 4 p.m., with our vanguard, we entered the Manaoag, a town already occupied by the Americans. We passed through it without seeing any Americans at all and marched on toward Pozorubio, arriving in this town at 6 p.m.

Our rear guard was very far behind us and we knew nothing about its movements. We were chewing sugar cane all day. At night we took supper in Pozorubio without incident. General Tinio came up to pay his respects to the honorable president and spent the night with us.