The sinking of the S.S. Corregidor, December 16-17, 1941

[caption id="attachment_5656" align="alignnone" width="471"] The S.S. Corregidor of the Compañia Maritima, which sank on December 16, 1941. Photo from Chad Hill.[/caption] On December 16-17, 1941 (around midnight, hence the event straddling two dates), the S.S. Corregidor, an inter-island steamship of the Compañia Maritima, hit a mine off Corregidor Island and sank, resulting in a tremendous..

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Life, death, decisions, during the Japanese Occupation

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="403"] Filipino officials and Japanese General Homma Masaharu at the former residence of the U.S. High Commissioner, January, 1942[/caption] In October, 2013, the country will mark the 70th anniversary of the so-called Second Republic established under Japanese auspices. In anticipation of that event, the project aims to complete the publication of the..

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The debate on taking the Philippines out of the war: January 28 to February 12, 1942

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="369"] Mrs. Aurora A. Quezon, Mrs. Jean Faircloth MacArthur, President Manuel L. Quezon, Arthur MacArthur, Maria Aurora Quezon, Corregidor, 1942.[/caption] (entry updated January 25, 2016) The beginning of World War 2, despite the immediate setback represented by Pearl Harbor, was greeted with optimism and a sense of common cause between Americans and..

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December 24-25, 1941 in diaries

From Malacanan December 24, 1941: Philippine Army Chief of Staff and Secretary of National Defense, Secretary of Public Works and Communications and Secretary of Labor Basilio J. Valdes, and Executive Secretary Jorge B. Vargas, watch as President Manuel L. Quezon administers the oath of office to Chief Justice Jose Abad Santos, who also became Acting Secretary..

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January 23, 1970

PAGE 47 Office of the President of the Philippines Malacañang Palace January 23, 1970 12:00 PM I have just talked to Joe Maristela who is our informer in the Adevoso group planning a coup d’etat. He feels the plan, though fantastic, is serious. Their next meeting is at his house in Antipolo next Wednesday. And..

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January 19, 1970

PAGE 39 Malacañang Manila Veterans Memorial Hospital January 19, 1970 Imelda is strong enough to play host to her crowd nightly. We have just eaten Chinese lugao and lumpia brought in by Joe and Betty Campos. I liked most the bajo or powdered beef tapa and the seeweed for the lumpia. It is now 11:00..

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January 16,1943

Per schedule, we left Bayombong for Barrio Paniqui, Bagabag to teach the Barrio Neighborhood Watch "Radyo Taisho" I arranged with the Japanese Army, early today on a convoy of two Japanes Army Vehicles, a car and a truck. Capt. Ikeda and I took the car followed by the small truck with two Japanese Taisho Instructors..

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January 8, 1943

I visited Capt. Ikeda of the local Japanese Army Garrison at his office this morning and he received me cordially. While we were having tea, he announced that the instructors I requested to teach "Radyo Taishyo' to the barrio neighborhood association of Bagabag and Solano are ready for three Saturdays sessions starting next Sat. which..

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