July 17, 1945 Tuesday

It was reported that there was a plan to launch a team composed of Osmeña for President and Romulo for Vice President. It is also said that Romulo had declined. It is too bad. We wish Romulo were a candidate so that the people can show that they do not consider Romulo the hero he..

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December 21, 1944

Significant developments. Puppet P.I. government moving to Baguio. Laurel and all Ministers including Manuel Roxas scheduled to leave for Baguio last night. Jap Embassy also hurriedly packing to transfer to Baguio. Jap Dept. of Information burning papers, will continue propaganda in Baguio. Speaker B. Aquino remained in Manila, promised to go up after wedding of..

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January 15, 1944

The situation is getting more and more alarming. For a month now, we haven't received our ration of rice which the NARIC had been distributing in small quantities. It is either because there is no rice or because of certain reasons enumerated by Pres. Laurel in a recent speech, namely: The anomalies of the NARIC...

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October 8, 1942

Murders and robberies were the order of the day. Yesterday, the proprietor of Malate Taxi was found dead from blows dealt on him in his bed. The cashier of Mitsui, a Japanese firm, was held up and robbed of ₱6,000.00. At one NARIC distribution center, a man entered with a gun in his hand and..

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July 17, 1942

Due to the increasing cost of living, the following salary readjustment has been made: 1. From ₱50 down, increase to ₱50 for permanent employees, one year in the service, regardless of merit. 2. From ₱50 to ₱100 varying increases according to merit. 3. ₱100 to ₱150—stationary. But “dead wood” will be reduced. 4. Above ₱150,..

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July 16, 1942

Studying “darak” supply for horse-owners. After a survey among carromata owners, it was found out that two gantas of “darak” are being consumed by a horse daily or 1.9 kilos, say, 2 kilos a day. This food, however, is supplemented with a little copra-meal, grass and molasses. Another Japanese will be assigned to take charge..

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July 15, 1942

More war prisoners released, thank God. The prison camps are death holes. Attended a meeting of restaurant owners at the Office of the Mayor. I made the following suggestions subject to the approval of the Naric and subsequently of the Military Administration: (a) Each restaurant owner shall state the name and address of their restaurant,..

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July 13, 1942

Asked Unding Alunan to find out if Arthur Fischer is in the concentration camp for Americans in Camp Tinio. I want to help him. Talked to Naric agents. Told them to impress upon the minds of distributors and these in turn to tell the leaders, that the Naric will conduct a house-to-house investigation in conjunction..

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July 10, 1942

Thinking of Pagu. At a dinner at the Hotel with Major Nishimura, I asked about Pagu. The interpreter said in broken Spanish: “Ese para muerto ya” and he made a gesture with his hands as though slitting his throat. I got pale. I said: “But he is a very good man. He is very needed..

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