June 10, 1942

This morning I received a letter from Josephine Porras (by messenger). They have returned to the city (Iloilo) and are all right. Margarita Lopez and Suzie Gurrea are also back in the city. Ricardo (Suzie’s husband) was caught in the city when the Japanese landed, and is still operating his ice plant. Josephine told me..

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December 19, 1941

After the bombing of Iloilo yesterday we thought it best to evacuate to the farm in Barotac. Most of our furniture was already there. After arriving on the farm for a week, Coné heard the news from the Army headquarters that they expected an invasion within three days. He heard the news in Iloilo and..

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