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December 31, 2017

Lt. Col. Isaac Farol's Intel Report, 16 November 1944

The Luansing Unit Fil-American Batangas Guerrillas were commanded by one Galicano Luansing and known loosely as the “Luansing’s Unit.” This guerrilla outfit was at one time or the other during the Japanese occupation affiliated with the Fil-American Irregular Troops and also the President Quezon’s Own Guerrillas. By the time the Allied forces return to the Philippines, it was operating independently. This unit assisted the United States Army in campaigns against the Japanese forces from Balayan, Batangas Town, Lipa, Rosario and San Juan. In this originally document1, Lt. Col. Isaac Farol filed an intelligence report on Japanese activities in several towns in Batangas as well as in Laguna and Manila.

AUXILIARY RECONQUERING FORCES

PRESIDENT QUEZON’S OWN GUERRILLAS
UNDER BIRG [BERG?]: GEN: WENDELL W. FERTIG (0-254976)
LUZON, FREE PHILIPPINES
35th INFANTRY DIVISION
OFFICE OF THE REGIMENTAL COMMANDER
IN THE FIELD

16 Nov. 44

SUBJECT

TO

: INTELLIGENCE REPORT

: COMMANDING GENERAL ANDRES D: UMALI

REPORT FROM LIPA:

1. AMMUNITION REPLACEMENTS IN KM. 2, ANTIPOLO, LIPA: NEARLY 12 truckloads of bullets and machineguns in that place.
2. In Bagumbayan, Lipa – there are dummy airplanes made of sawali and mats. The real airplanes are still in the coconut groves. Still, there is gasoline in the cemetery in Mataas na Kahoy.
3. Malvar, Batangas: there are many Japanese soldiers in town and also in the airfield. Dr. Liviste’s [Leviste’s] bodega, there are many Japanese trucks and gasoline.
4. In San Andres R.R. Crossing, Alaminos, Laguna, formerly bodega for copra now occupied by the Japanese with plenty of ammunition for A.A. guns and cannons. In the elementary school in Alaminos town, it is also occupied by the Japanese with tanks and A.A. guns.
5. Manila:
1. Mulle [or Mullo, blurred] [unreadable] Industries, nearly all of the bodegas formerly occupied by the Elizalde, Dela Rama, Wise and Co. P.C.C. now full of foodstuffs owned by the Japanese Army. These foodstuffs are rice, canned meat, canned fish, and flour. If these places could be hit directly, the Jap. Army will be greatly paralyzed.
2. Rizal Memorial Stadium – Also full of foodstuffs just the same as [the] above.
3. San Beda College – Foodstuffs also.
4. San Miguel Brewery – Beer being supplied to the Army.
6. From Alupay and Pinagibaan:
1. Alupay School 50 Japanese soldiers stationed.
2. Anti-Aircraft guns were transferred from San Juan to San Piro Hill, San Juan, Batangas.

!!!!! ON TO VICTORY !!!!!

RESPECTFULLY,
< br /> ISAAC D. FAROL
LT:- COLONEL, P.Q.O.G.
Rosario, Ibaan



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