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October 10, 2020

Intel Report with Sketch from Agent “C” on Japanese Movements in San Juan

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 handwritten document1, an unidentified Agent “C,” presumably a member of the Luansing Unit, submitted an intelligence report on the presence and supposed abandonment by the Japanese Imperial Army of the town of San Juan, Batangas. The reader is advised to read through to the end because Agent “C” made amendments to his/her initial report.

About the Map Below: The map above was originally contained in two digital pages of the source document, stitched together using graphics editing software. The map appears not to have been scanned completely because the places mentioned in Agent C’s report are not visible.

[p. 1]

[Sketch of Area]

Image source:  File No. 63, downloaded from PVAO.
Image source:  File No. 63, downloaded from PVAO.

[p. 2]

[Originally handwritten.]

Explanations:

(1) Due to the latest activities of the Japanese Imperial Forces now stationed in San Juan, it is hereby respectfully reported that to the best knowledge and information of the undersigned, the ammunition and arms of the Japanese forces are now being removed from this town. It will be seen in the accompanying sketch that in the SW of the said sketch is a circle marked “No. 8” with the word “mountain.” The said circle No. 8 represents what is locally known as the “Gulugod Baboy” and it was formerly in this place that the Japanese strongly entrenched themselves, building deep and long tunnels under the mountain, and storing therein their arms and ammunition. They placed anti-aircraft guns in this place and long-range cannons. However, it is reliably reported to the undersigned that the Japs are now abandoning this place, taking with them their arms and ammunition. As of the time of writing of this report, there are now in the said mountain only about from 50 to 70 Japanese soldiers and now few war ammunition and materials.

(2) In the attached sketch is a square denominated “Church” and marked with No. 1 enclosed in a circle. The church tower was formerly used as a Jap watchtower with two or three Japanese soldiers always on the alert. Now, the undersigned no longer sees these soldiers there. Also, the square marked “school” with number “2” encircled is now abandoned, and there are no Japs or materials there. The same thing is true with regards to the other places indicated in the sketch.

(3) As is stated at the outset of this report, the Japs are now leaving the town with their arms and war materials. To the best knowledge and information received, these Japs are moving to Candelaria, Tayabas [now Quezon Province], and their men and materials mostly remain there at the time of this writing this report. If what is now known is certain, these Japs will be able to completely abandon the town maybe one week from today.

(4) In view of the above, it is respectfully reported that due to the present movement of the Japs to leave this town, the undersigned feels constrained to state that this report does not contain much of great importance, as there no longer remains in this town any place that may be significant.

Respectfully,

Agent “C”

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Amendment to foregoing report:

It is stated in paragraph No. 1 of this report that the circle marked “No. 8” in the sketch (Gulugod Baboy) is being abandoned. Before this report is concluded, the operative of the undersigned just arrived and reported that there still remain in the said Gulugod Baboy mountain the Japs and their ammunition. The Japs are occupying three houses at the foot of the mountain and the ammunition is stored up in holes dug under the mountain. It cannot be reported with certainty when these Japs will leaving or whether they will leave at all. Hence, the amendment to the foregoing report.

Same

Reports received lately show that in the barrio of Catmon, SE of sketch and marked with circle, there still remain some Japanese soldiers, not exceeding 50 in number, and naturally some arms and ammunition.

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Notes and references:

1 “Luansing Unit, Fil-American Batangas Guerrillas,” File No. 63, downloaded from PVAO.


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