Lt. Emilio Bulusan’s Intelligence Report, 14 March 1945 - Batangas History, Culture and Folklore

Lt. Emilio Bulusan’s Intelligence Report, 14 March 1945

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 document1, one Lt. Emilio Bulusan filed an intelligence report regarding Japanese activities in San Juan, Rosario, Lipa and Taysan.

Headquarters, 1st Guer. Infantry
In the Field

Guerrilla Files jpeg
14 March 45

: Intelligence, Report for
: The Regimental Commander,
   1st Reg., Batangas Guerrillas

1. Hereunder the following intelligence reports as to the places indicated below:

(a) San Juan: Around one (1) squad of Japs were stationed near the Sn. Juan Waterworks. On 4 March 45, about 200 Japs arrived in San Juan. At present, they are busy building barbed wire entanglements from the Liwag [unsure, blurred] River up to the town. All armed with rifles with four (4) machine guns.

(b) Rosario: Civilians massacred and burning of houses are still going on. Bridges from Rosario to Bo. Alupay were blasted. Three trucks loaded with Japs arrived Taysan 13 March 45.

(c) Taysan: Bridges from Rosario to Taysan were [unreadable] blasted last 11 March 45 at the same time all the houses in the town were burned.

(d) Lipa: Anilao Hill is well-fortified. Around 200 Japs were stationed in that hill with anti-aircraft guns. Entrance of this tunnel is facing to the Rosario-Lipa Provincial Road.

1st Lieut., Guer., Inf. (USAFFE)
Regt’l S-1

Notes and references:

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

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