COL. PASIA’S UNIT
ATTACHED TO THE 11th AIRBORNE DIVISION
PEDRO PASIA, COLONEL, CO
: Narrative history of the Macolot Regiment.
: To the General Headquarters,
Jose, Mataasnakahoy and Bauan to win more sympathizers for the organization, and to his surprise, all those interviewed were easily won over to join the Unit. In this travel, the people were warned to be aware of the spies and bad elements who, taking advantage of the chaos and confusion then existing, posed as guerrillas to extort money, food supplies and clothing from the civilian populace. As already stated above, by May, 1943, the quota for one Regiment was filled, but enlistment proceeded and at this writing, the number of officers and enlisted men is sufficient for two Regiments as may be seen int the roster submitted to the Headquarters of the Fil-Americans in Manila.
evacuated to the island during this period was more than 30 thousand. In a place where people are overcrowded, preventive measures touching upon sanitation are indispensable, hence the need of detailing a number a number of guerrillas to look after the cleanliness of the premises and surroundings of the buildings in the evacuation center. The people were also required to provide toilet facilities for each family.
enemy. The undersigned immediately called all his officers to a conference to inform them of his determination to leave for Alitagtag with sixty men of this Unit including officers the next morning, March 9, 1945. Of the sixty men in the group, only twenty (20) were armed. Arriving at Alitagtag in the afternoon of the same day upon being informed that the Commanding Officer of the 158th Infantry, Col. Shoemaker, was in Pinagcurusan, the party proceeded to this place. Met by the sentry at the entrance to the place where the Colonel was, he told the undersigned to retire as he (Colonel Shoemaker), was then very busy. Highly disappointed but not discouraged, the party returned to Alitagtag. In Alitagtag, there were but a few people. All the members of the party were tired and hungry. Someone must be approached for food and sleeping quarters. While in town (Alitagtag), it was learned that Mayor Telesforo Reyes had his residence at Calumpit, a kilometer and a half to the northeast of the poblacion. The party proceeded to the place and when he (Mayor Reyes) was informed of the needs of the party, preparations for dinner were at once made. He gave us for sleeping quarters a building previously occupied by the Japanese garrison located on the east side of a hill east of the evacuation cottage.
|March 10, 1945||Cpl. QuintinCadacio - Calumpit, Alitagtag
Cpl. Gavino Magpantay - Calumpit, Alitagtag
|March 22, 1945||Pfc. Andres Rosales - Emmanuel, Cuenca|
|March 23, 1945||Sgt. Dionisio La Rosa - Mambug, Cuenca|
|March 31, 1945||Cpl. Faustino Mañgundayao - Dita, Cuenca|
|April 7, 1945||Pvt. Juan Magpantay, Lumampao, Cuenca|
|April 16, 1945||Pvt. Juanito Jumarang - Poblacion, Cuenca|
|March 10, 1945||Capt. Benjamin Ilagan - Calumpit, Alitagtag|
|March 10, 1945||Cpl. Faustino Mañgundayao - Calumpit, Alitagtag|
|March 12, 1945||Pfc. Faustino Cortiguerra - Munlawin, Bauan|
|March 31, 1945||Lt. Paolo Arada - Ibabao, Cuenca|
|March 31, 1945||Cpl. Juan Remo - Ibabao, Cuenca|
|Jan. 8, 1944||1st Lt. Lucio Matulac - Dita, Cuenca|
|Nov. 27, 1944||2nd Lt. Hermogenes Briones - Pob. Cuenca|
|Feb. 3, 1945||Capt. Mariano Larosa - Dita, Cuenca|
|Feb. 3, 1945||1st Lt. Agustin Olea - Dita, Cuena|
|Feb. 3, 1945||1st Lt. Apolinario Larosa - Dita, Cuenca|
|Feb. 3, 1945||2nd Lt. Gaudencio Torres- Dita, Cuenca|
|Feb. 3, 1945||2nd Lt. Arcadio Marasigan - Dita, Cuenca|
|Feb. 3, 1945||Cpl. Manuel Jarena - Dita, Cuenca|
|Feb. 3, 1945||Cpl. Apolinario Jarena - Dita, Cuenca|
|Feb. 3, 1945||Pvt. Santos Torres - Dita, Cuenca|
July 18, 1945
Notes and references:
1 MACULOT BATTALION FAIT, File No. 110-67, downloaded from PVAO.