April 1, 1977

[p.1] Sierra Lakes Malacañan Palace Manila April 1, 1977 Life after Life -- The phenomenon of 12 people declared clinically dead and returned to life. Hair-raising as these experiences coincide with mine in August of 1974 when I was ill of black-water fever in the Philippine General Hospital. As I explained to the boys some..

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July 6, 1945 Friday

Yulo continued to be very bitter against everybody. He has lost confidence in Osmeña and in Roxas in so far as our situation is concerned. As to MacArthur, he says MacArthur will do only what would be for his own convenience. He thinks Osmeña is useless. As to Roxas, he resented the fact that both..

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June 18, 1945 Monday

Discussions have been raging as to whether the policies and acts of America in the Philippines at the present time are correct. The almost unanimous opinion is that America is committing a blunder in the Philippines and, consequently, alienating a good portion of the Filipinos. They say the acts of the Americans in the Philippines..

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February 20, 1945

Let us shift our view for a while from this scenario of horrors, and take a look at the Manila of the liberators, as it was narrated to me. The American High Command has not failed to notice the vandalistic scheme of the Japanese in the attempt to save themselves with the City and with..

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February 16, 1945

I sallied forth today to stock up on food. The market is burned, but people are bringing in a few fish and eggs and vegetables and strewing it in little stands in the streets near the market place. I came sailing back down Park Avenue, happy as could be to have discovered a bit of..

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Wednesday, Feb. 14, 1945

We buried the dead. Snipers from Assumption Convent fired at us while we did the work. In the main building we made shelters from wooden beds the Japanese had left behind. That afternoon there was the most terrific shelling we had ever experienced. There was no let-up. The main building was hit. At five o'clock..

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