August 31, 1945, Friday

I have been asked many times how the Japanese financed themselves during their regime. They came here bringing with them Japanese military notes. It can be assumed for certain that those notes are not backed by reserves. There is nothing behind it except the backing of the Japanese government. As a matter of fact, they..

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July 14, 1945 Saturday

I am naturally very interested in the former employees of the government. It seems that the administration has considered all former employees as collaborators and as such they were all dropped from the service. Osmeña has somewhat qualified this policy and a few, like the teachers, have been reinstated. But the great majority are still..

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June 26, 1945, Tuesday

It may be asked: If the conduct of the Japanese is as reported above why did we serve in the Japanese regime and later in the Philippine Republic? I had good reasons for not accepting any position in the Japanese regime. Aside from my past relations with America and the Americans, and the position I..

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September 2, 1942

The Secretary of Justice today revoked an order which had been issued a month ago by the military government prohibiting the official use of Spanish. Who would ever understand this government mechanism? A civil official revoking what the military had decreed. Authoritative sources alleged that the justices and judges protested that they could not administer..

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July 18, 1942

We had to suspend the special high school classes, after learning that other colleges which opened similar classes had been investigated and ordered to close. The new regime does not approve of gatherings of young people without its permission. However, we obtained permission to continue with the classes in the secretarial course, which consists of..

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July 2, 1942

Both public revenue and public expenses have decreased. Salaries have also been decreased by 50% or 75%, and the number of government employees has also been reduced. The Legislature has been abolished. The Constabulary disbanded. The thirty five thousand public school teachers have been trimmed down to just nine hundred. And so with the employees..

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May 29, 1942

Auditor Ishibashi and I agreed that any cash shortage or overage should be reported immediately to the Management by the Cashier. Col. Uzaki will write a letter to the Executive Commission regarding the use of the land at the back of the Naric. We need more space. Main building will be painted after construction of..

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May 14, 1942

Two more men assigned to Naric by Col. Uzaki “in view of the increasing activities and the consequent enormous volume of auditing and accounting.” They are Messrs. R. Ishibashi and T. Tegai. Ishibashi will be Chief Auditor and Tegai will assist him. Pertinent points of Executive Order No. 40 signed by Chairman Jorge Vargas of..

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