The reader/researcher is advised that this guerrilla unit failed to obtain this sought-after recognition, although this does not mean that it was not a legitimate organization. What this failure signifies is that it failed to meet a set of criteria set by General Douglas MacArthur as to which guerrilla organizations would gain official recognition.
Among the weaknesses of the Zobel Guerrilla Unit was that its roster and claimed activities overlapped with those of another Calatagan-based guerrilla organization, the Major Phillips Unit commanded by one Emilio Macabuag, who was curiously included in the Zobel roster. Macabuag, however, claimed independence from the Zobel unit and filed his own application for recognition of the Major Phillips Unit, which likewise failed to gain recognition.
The roster of the Zobel Guerrilla Unit is provided as individual image documents, duly paginated for the benefit of researchers or students who may need the pagination for citation purposes.
1 “Zobel’s Guerrilla Unit,” File No. 137, online at the United States National Archives.