July 27, 1942

  A Japanese civilian came to my office. He spoke arrogantly, bluffingly, threateningly. He wanted one of my rent houses. I showed him that I was not afraid of him. I asked for his name. And when I started dialing for the Military Police, he backed out and changed his tune. Told Lolita of the..

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July 25, 1942

Made arrangements with Dr. Sison for the sending of sick war prisoners to his hospital. Gave him ₱1,000 as contribution for Philippine General Hospital. He was very pleased. Sent a war prisoner to Sison who was suffering with malaria. The young veteran had three bullet wounds. I wrote the doctor: “Please see what you can..

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July 17, 1942

Due to the increasing cost of living, the following salary readjustment has been made: 1. From ₱50 down, increase to ₱50 for permanent employees, one year in the service, regardless of merit. 2. From ₱50 to ₱100 varying increases according to merit. 3. ₱100 to ₱150—stationary. But “dead wood” will be reduced. 4. Above ₱150,..

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July 16, 1942

Studying “darak” supply for horse-owners. After a survey among carromata owners, it was found out that two gantas of “darak” are being consumed by a horse daily or 1.9 kilos, say, 2 kilos a day. This food, however, is supplemented with a little copra-meal, grass and molasses. Another Japanese will be assigned to take charge..

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July 15, 1942

More war prisoners released, thank God. The prison camps are death holes. Attended a meeting of restaurant owners at the Office of the Mayor. I made the following suggestions subject to the approval of the Naric and subsequently of the Military Administration: (a) Each restaurant owner shall state the name and address of their restaurant,..

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July 13, 1942

Asked Unding Alunan to find out if Arthur Fischer is in the concentration camp for Americans in Camp Tinio. I want to help him. Talked to Naric agents. Told them to impress upon the minds of distributors and these in turn to tell the leaders, that the Naric will conduct a house-to-house investigation in conjunction..

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July 12, 1942

A house-to-house inspection is being planned to check up if the reported number of family members tallies with actual facts. People who have increased the members of their household maliciously, will be punished accordingly. Played tennis with Vargas. Defeated him. He seems to be very tired and worried.

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July 10, 1942

Thinking of Pagu. At a dinner at the Hotel with Major Nishimura, I asked about Pagu. The interpreter said in broken Spanish: “Ese para muerto ya” and he made a gesture with his hands as though slitting his throat. I got pale. I said: “But he is a very good man. He is very needed..

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July 9, 1942

Invited to a pancitada by Dr. Gregorio San Agustin at a dinner by the Bureau of Animal Industry to some 20 Japanese veterinarians. Fukada, Naric Supervisor-de-Facto, notified me that all goods of the National Trading Corporation at 1010 Azcarraga had been taken by the Army. Told Philip to stop listening to foreign broadcasts. You can’t..

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