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December 31, 2017

Cuenca Municipal Resolution Thanking Maculot Battalion, September 1945

The Fil-American Irregular Troops (FAIT) was a large guerrilla organization formed by the retired American officer Hugh Straughn. It had many units operating around Luzon, including Batangas. Among this was the Maculot Battalion which operated in the town of Cuenca, Batangas. The unit was among those that were officially recognized as elements of the Philippine Army in the service of the Armed Forces of the United States in the Western Pacific during World War II. In this document1, the Municipal Council of Cuenca in its first regular session after the war approved a resolution thanking Col. Pedro Pasia and his comrades in the Maculot Battalion for their service in keeping the security of the town against the Japanese stragglers who stayed on at Mt. Maculot past the conclusion of major US Army operations in the area.

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Commonwealth of the Philippines
MUNICIPALITY OF CUENCA
Batangas

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

EXCERPT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE FIRST REGULAR SESSION HELD BY THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF CUENCA ON SEPTEMBER 30, 1945, AT THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING OF CUENCA, BATANGAS.

PRESENT:

Atty. Eugeniano P. La Rosa – Acting Mayor
Mr. Leon Limbo – Acting Vice-Mayor
Atty. Eulalio Chavez – Acting Councilor
Dr. Nicolas Atienza – Acting Councilor
Mr. Fernando Marquez – Acting Councilor
Mr. Hilarion Mañgondayao – Acting Councilor
Mr. Timoteo Magsombol – Acting Councilor
Mr. Quintin Vargas – Acting Councilor

ABSENT : None

“Upon motion by Councilor Eulalio Chavez, seconded by Councilor Timoteo Magsombol, the following resolution was passed:

RESOLUTION NO. 4

“WHEREAS, Colonel Pedro Pasia, as head of the unit of the Fil-American Guerrillas in charge of this area, has proved by his actuations that he has the welfare of the whole town of Cuenca at heart; and

“WHEREAS, it was Colonel Pedro Pasia and his men who protected Cuenca from the depredations and atrocities of the Japanese who stayed in their tunnels in the Macolot Mountain by guarding the town and its barrios like Labac, Ibabao and Dita which are very near Macolot, night and day, until the voluntary and peaceful surrender of the remnants of the Japanese forces left in Macolot to the American forces which took place on September 19, 1945.

“NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED as it is hereby resolved by the Municipal Council of Cuenca in its first session after the liberation of Cuenca from the Japanese to give its vote of thanks to Col. Pedro Pasia and all his loyal comrades who served under him during the hard and difficult days through which the town of Cuenca had passed.

“BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this resolution be furnished the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of National Defense, the Provincial Governor of Batangas and Colonel Pedro Pasia.

“Unanimously approved.”

I certify to the correctness of the above resolution.

(SGD) MAURICIO MARASIGAN
Municipal Secretary
(No seal available)

COPY FOR:
COL. PEDRO PASIA

A TRUE COPY:

[Sgd.] PEDRO PASIA, Lt. Colonel
ASN-0-48337

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Notes and references:

1 MACULOT BATTALION FAIT, File No. 110-67, downloaded from PVAO.

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