On March 29, a lone Japanese destroyer entered Tanon Strait from the south and fired salvos Dumaguete, Sibulan and Ayuquitan Probing for coastal defenses and finding none it turned back in the direction of Mindanao In the same month during the early stages cf the Japanese Occupation of the Philippines. President Quezon and his party came to Bais, staying at the Bais Sugar Central which became a temporary capital of the Philippine Commonwealth Government. The President and his party slipped from Dumaguete to Oroquieta where they were flown in a B29, The Flying Fortress, to Australia