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December 30, 2017

Letter Denying Limjoco’s Request for Deadline Extension for Recognition Application

The Batangas Intelligence Unit was one of the many guerrilla organizations that operated in the Province of Batangas during the Japanese Occupation up to the liberation of the Philippines by the Allied Forces in 1945. The unit was commanded by one Ramon Limjoco. Unfortunately, the folder containing documents related to this unit yields very little information, so that it is not even apparent if the use of the name Batangas by this unit pertained to the then-town or the province, or if it was affiliated with any of the large guerrilla outfits that operated in Batangas. This unit even failed to meet the deadline for submission of requests for recognition as an element of the Philippine Army in the service of the United States Armed Forces during the liberation of Batangas. In this document1, the US Army wrote to Limjoco to inform him that his request for an extension of the deadline for the submission of applications for recognition had been denied.

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HEADQUARTERS
PHILIPPINES-RYUKYUS COMMAND
OFFICE OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL

GSCPU 091 PI/216 APO 707
17 OCT 1947

Mr. Ramon Limjoco
1016 T. Ayala
Singalong, Manila
Philippines

Dear Mr. Limjoco:

This will acknowledge receipt of your letter, dated 8 September 1947, to Major General George F. Moore, Commanding General, requesting recognition of the Batangas Intelligence Unit.

The Commanding General directs that you be informed that the closing date for the submission of unit requests for recognition wa 15 March 1946. This closing date was announced in a special press release from Headquarters AFWESPAC, dated 1 February 1946, and received wide dissemination throughout the Philippines by press and radio, and thru municipal agencies. It is considered that all concerned had ample opportunity to prepare and submit unit applications prior to the announced closing date.

In view of the large number of requests for recognition received by this headquarters from units in Batangas prior to the closing date, it is evident that knowledge of this date has long been known to residents of this province. Furthermore, individual requests for recognition were acceptable until 15 March 1947. It is felt that every opportunity for filing unit or individual claims has been available to members of your unit.

We regret to inform you that the reasons advanced for your failure to submit your unit request are not considered sufficient to warrant an exception regarding the closing date in your case. Your request cannot, therefore, be accepted for consideration.

Sincerely,

THOMAS J BROWN
CWO, USA
ASST ADJ GEN

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Lt Col Wallace M Hanes:

Basic, letter from Mr. Ramon Limjoco to Commanding General PHILRYCOM, dated 8 September 1947, requesting an extention of time for the submission of the request for recognition of the Batangas Intelligence Unit.

2nd Lt William D MacMillan

Concur: Capt E. R. Curtis, Chief, Unit Branch


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Notes and references:

1 “Batangas Intelligence Unit,” File No. 179, downloaded from PVAO.


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