July 1, 1942

I had thought of touching on this theme several times, but for lack of data, I had to delay doing so. We knew a few details, loose ends gathered here and there, but we lacked an overall view of the new economic organization implanted by the new economists. Neither the civil nor the military government seem to be interested in …

March 15, 1942

Today we finished listing down the losses we suffered during the bombings and fires of December 27 and 28. The engineer, A. Guevara, had prepared a detailed report on the value of the destroyed buildings. Based on the cost of materials and labor, the total losses were: Church and Convent of Santo Domingo ₱1,270,750.00 Letran College 327,215.00 Santa Catalina College …

February 8, 1942

Today, Sunday, I shall speak in vague terms, as the New Regime is wont to do, with regard to religion and the Church. Up to now, the military authorities have not yet made it clear what their definite plans are, if they have any, about their relationship with the Church. Nor have they attempted to solve the religious problem, if …

Sat. Dec. 27/41

Cecil and I go to town to do a little business, and get home before the raid starts. Again they bomb the piers. Yesterday most of the bombs fell in the water, but this time they hit some of the piers, a large church building in Intramuros, and the Philippine Islands Mint where Mr. Cayabyab, works. The Catholic Church building, …

Monday, September 14th, 1829

The first thing I heard this morning was the ringing of bells, and the military crossing the bridge as they returned from mass. About ten we rode out through the city to visit the churches. The cathedral was not open. We went first to San Domingo. It is a pretty church, but rather gaudy. There were several women there who had …