US Army Intelligence on Lawless Activities of the Luansing Unit, April 1946 - Batangas History, Culture and Folklore

US Army Intelligence on Lawless Activities of the Luansing Unit, April 1946

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, a Lt. Col. Geo Bishop Jr. cited extracts from an intelligence weekly report on guerrilla activities in San Juan and Rosario, including unspecified lawless activities of the Luansing Unit.
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Subject: Extracts from Weekly Intelligence Trend Report

FROM: G-2 TO: G-3 (PA Sect) 13 April 1946

The following extracts, from the Weekly Intelligence Trend Report of Sub Base R, dated 9 April 1946, are forwarded for your information and file:

1. “On or about 29 March 1946, a unit of the PQOG under a certain Dumas raided barrio Kabay, San Juan, Batangas but with no success. Banking on their superior arms, Dumas’ men, before the raid, sent word to the peaceful inhabitants of the barrio that they would be coming to ransack their homes and take everything from clothes to valuables, which their hands could lay on. The men of that barrio, heeding the threat, gathered themselves and with few arms which they were able to muster prepared for the worst. Dumas’ men lived up to their threat and on the night of 29 March, they came but were repulsed through an exchange of fire. Dumas’ men retreated with two casualties and with nothing for a booty.”

2. “Another guerrilla organization of the Fil-American Irregular Troops under a certain Colonel Galicano Luansing Jr. has been reported actively engaged in lawless activity in Rosario, Batangas. Col. Luansing has been rounding up his former men, supposedly to have the organization recognized by AFWESPAC. Inasmuch as the deadline for filing application for recognition has passed already, Luansing’s moves now bear watching.

Colonel, GSC
AC of S for Int. G-2

Notes and references:

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

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