May 3, 1945 Thursday

Americans on board are going crazy over souvenirs of ₱5000 Japanese bills with our signature. We were told to get ready. We did not actually leave the boat until about 3 p.m. We were loaded in three amphibian boats. After an hour sailing on a river, we reached the Colony. The boat went up the..

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April 29, 1945 Sunday

It was 3 o'clock in the morning; the boat started to move. We could not see anything; it was pitch black. Destination unknown. In the dark, the events of the past days came back to me. We left Irisan, a town about six kilometers from Baguio on April 12, 1945 headed towards Agoo, an American-captured..

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February 10, 1945

We received some evacuees who passed through fields which were not yet liberated. They told us that there are thousands of them in Alacan, a barrio of San Fabian where they are attended to by the Red Cross and the PCAU. They were fleeing from the Japanese soldiers who devoted themselves to pillage, rape and..

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October 28, 1942

People coming from Northern Luzon brought the usual news that groups of "Tulisaffes" (short for tulisan, and USAFFE) attacked towns and Japanese garrisons in Ilocos and La Union. In reprisal, the Japanese burned down the towns of Agoo and Tubao, killing thousands of innocent residents.      

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November 16th, 1899

Departed for Tubao, where we rested in the evening; then to Aringay, Cava and Bauang, where we took our meal; then to Naguilian. We intended to stay here to rest for several days; but at 10 o'clock in the evening of the 19th or thereabouts, the proximity of the enemy forced us to flee, taking..

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First Day, January 4, 1829

This was the first expedition on which I penetrated into the interior.  On my preceding ones I had not gone beyond the first mountain chain, as the large fields of tobacco planted clandestinely, which I had to destroy, detained me many days, and when my provisions were exhausted I had to return to the towns. I had..

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