List of Casualties of the Malvar Guerrilla Forces - Batangas History, Culture and Folklore

List of Casualties of the Malvar Guerrilla Forces

The President Quezon’s Own Guerrillas (PQOG) was a guerrilla organization that operated in Luzon, including Batangas, during the Japanese occupation. The organization had many units in Batangas Province, including the Municipality of Malvar. In this municipality, the unit was formed and commanded by one Wenceslao Cornejo. In this document1 is contained the casualty roster of the Malvar Guerrilla Forces, allegedly either officers and men killed in action or while doing espionage work.”
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Officers and men either killed in action or doing espionage work:

Major Vidal Esleigue, inducted on Dec. 6, 1942 and was killed in the Barrio of San Andres, Malvar, Batangas in an encounter with Japanese soldiers on Sept. 28, 1944.

Capt. Ulpiano Resma, inducted on Dec. 6, 1942 and was killed on April 18, 1944, during espionage work.

Capt. Victorio Capule, inducted on January 17, 1945, and was killed in the Barrio of Sampalocan, Talisay, Batangas, in an encounter with Japanese soldiers while trying to cover some thirty civilians in retreat, March 8, 1945.

Cpl. Catalino Abrenica, inducted on January 17, 1943, and was killed on March 8, 1945, in an encounter with Japanese soldiers in the Barrio of Sampalocan, Talisay, Batangas while trying to cover the retreat of some thirty civilians, in the company of Capt. Victorio Capule.

Cpl. Modesto Unigo, inducted on January 17, 1943, and was killed on March 18, 1945, in the Malvar Landing Field doing espionage work.

Cpl. Inocencio Lat, inducted on January 17, 1943, and was killed together with Cpl. Modesto Unigo as of date aforementioned and on causes stated.

Pfc. Valentin Trinidad, inducted on January 17, 1943, and was killed on March 7, 1945, on the eastern part of the town of Malvar, Province of Batangas, while on an espionage mission.

These men had died for a worthy cause — a cause for which thousands of other men had died for. They had left a trail of blazing valor and glory, and had left, too, beneficiaries and heirs who are in wanton need. May they have not died in vain!!!

Respectfully submitted

By:

[Sgd.] WENCESLAO L. CORNEJO
Lt. Col.
Commanding Officer
Malvar, Batangas


Notes and references:
1 “Malvar Grla Forces, I Corps, PQOG,” File No. 271-27, downloaded from PVAO.

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