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December 31, 2017

Favorable Endorsement of Talisay PQOG by a Defense Undersecretary, January 1946

The President Quezon’s Own Guerrillas was a large guerrilla outfit operating in Luzon during the Japanese occupation up to liberation. It had many elements in the different towns of the Province of Batangas, including one that operated out of the lakeside town of Talisay. In this document1, one Teodosio R. Diño, an Undersecretary of National Defense, wrote a favorable endorsement of the 2nd Battalion, Talisay Regiment, President Quezon’s Own Guerrillas.



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Commonwealth of the Philippines

Department of National Defense
Manila

1st Indorsement
January 18, 1946

Respectfully forwarded, through the Office of the President, Manila, to the Commanding General, AFWESPAC, APO 707.

The 2d Battalion, Talisay Regiment, PQOG was organized shortly after the Japanese occupied Luzon. It carried on its mission of resisting the enemy until landings of US Army Troops in Lingayen, at which time they started an all out attack against the Japanese with all that they had. They placed themselves at the disposal of the 11th Airborne Division, and were able to get some arms, ammunition and grenades.

The unit is an element of [the] President Quezon’s Own Guerrillas, several units of which have been recognized.

Favorable consideration is recommended.

[Sgd.] TEODORO R. DIÑO
Under-Secretary



Inclosures:

(1) Ltr. Hq 2d Bn T Inf Regt - 16 Jan 46
(2) Ltr. Hq 2d Bn T Inf Regt - 18 Jan 46
(3) S.O. No. 1
(4) History and Record of Activities
(5) Rosters

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Notes and references:
1 “2ND BN, TALISAY REGT, I CORPS, PQOG” File No. 271-22, downloaded from PVAO.

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