October 21, 1972

  1. 12:35 PM Oct. 21, 1972 Saturday Malacañan Palace Manila Just arrived from the informal dinner given by Pres. and Mrs. Watanabe of the Asian Development Bank. Only Sec. & Mrs. Alex Melchor, Sec and Mrs. Cesar Virata and ADB Vice Pres. Krisna Moortli were present. Pres. Watanabe is retiring Dec. 25th. It was..

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December 17, 1944

Last night we continued to hear bombing in the distance. The Bulletin Board announced an American landing on the big island of Mindanao on December 15. No planes flew over us today. The airfield is completely destroyed and the two roads leading to it are a mass of holes. It’s strange that the animals also..

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September 28, 1944

No sign of those Yank planes again -- how we wait for them -- waiting is now harder than it ever has been before. It is the old old story of hopes raised and then dashed again. I had thought that once started on Luzon there would be no cessation of attack until all was..

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Sun. Sept. 17/44

It is ten a.m. and raining. Has been raining hard and often for the past two or three days. Gardens not damaged much yet. We have been having blackouts, but they were lifted last night. Rumors are to the effect that Mindanao is being bombed, shelled and attacked. We boys keep quite well, although losing..

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August 12, 1944

Two days ago it was posted on the Japanese Bulletin Board that Davao (in Mindanao – south of here) was bombed on late Sunday afternoon (Aug. 6) by an American plane – no damage was done as the bombs fell in the water. The next day another plane was sighted. You can imagine the excitement..

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August 7, 1944

The rumored changes did take place, but the bks. Dr. marked both of us "qtrs." and so, for another month anyway, we will remain where we are. The food situation has now reached a definitely critical stage -- we were cut 100 gms of rice which was to be made up by 100 gms of..

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