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Organizational History of the 2nd Regiment Nasugbu FAIT

[TRANSCRIPTION] The Fil-American Irregular Troops or FAIT was a large guerrilla organization that operated in Luzon during the Japanese occupation.…

The Pamintahan Massacre in Lipa, Batangas in February 1945

Even as memories of the last World War begin to fade, and the younger generations occupy themselves with events more contemporary, there are still, i…

2020 Population Data for Batangas' Cities and Towns

Because the Philippine Statistics Authority has now released the results of the 2020 Philippine Census 1 , Batangas History, Culture and Folklore is …

Revisiting the Forgotten WWII Airstrip in Malvar, Batangas

In his 1951 book 1 on the US Army Air Force’s exploits at the outbreak of World War II in the western Pacific, author Walter D. Edmonds noted that t…

WWII Intelligence Map Showing Japanese Positions West, South of Lipa, Batangas

Below is a digitized copy of an intelligence sketch created by a guerrilla unit on Japanese positions and installations at the western and southern o…

WWII Intelligence Map of North and East of Lipa Showing Japanese Positions

Below is an intelligence map submitted by the Lipa Guerrilla Regiment (Paran’s Unit) to the Allied Intelligence Bureau (AIB) showing Japanese positio…

WWII Intelligence Map of Lipa City with Japanese Positions

Above is a map of what is now the City of Lipa submitted to the Allied Intelligence Bureau (AIB) by the Lipa Guerrilla Regiment Paran’s Unit. The ma…

Basilio Fernando, after whom an Air Force Base was named in Lipa, Batangas

About Basilio Fernando, after whom Fernando Air Base – home of the Air Education, Training and Doctrine Command of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) – i…

The Daring Guerrilla Radio Detachment that Operated in Batangas in WWII

In November 1944, a small detachment was despatched by guerrilla leader Major Bernard L. Anderson to set up an intelligence network and operate a rad…

The Case of Batangueño Guerrillas' Attempt to Bribe a US Army Investigating Officer

Even before the surrender of the Japanese Imperial Army to the Allied Forces in the Philippines in September of 1945, guerrilla organizations who had…

The Case of Four US GIs Stranded in Malvar, Batangas Behind Japanese Lines in WWII

Early in 1942, after forces of the Japanese Imperial Army had occupied the Philippine Islands in their quest to set up the bogus East Asia Co-Prosper…
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