[Note to the reader: this letter was originally handwritten.]
ponsible for the capture of one American soldier in barrio Subic, Lemery, which was beaten, tortured, and punished by the Japanese. This is known throughout Batangas Province. Isias de Castro – cousin of the Dioknos, was made Lt. Rafael Salcedo – a political follower- was made Captain; Armando Diokno, son of Narciso Diokno, made Lt. Constantino Diokno, son of Leodegario Diokno included; Ernesto Diokno, employed for many years as “Yoin” – Japanese spy – was made Lt. This boy voluntarily joined the Jap Army for many years. He is related to the Dioknos. Captain Salazar, Mayor of Lemery, a political follower of the Dioknos, etc.
orders helping the enemies and now when sensing Americans coming, became pro-Americans – too clever, Joe! Pretended to be friendly with other guerrilleros. During his time as Mayor during [the] enemy occupation – ordered people to cooperate by giving cattle, hogs, chickens, vegetables, & rice to the Japs. Hundreds [of] cavanes [not sure, illegible] were deposited in [the] Central School Bldg., San Luis, Batangas.
Citizens of Taal, San Luis &
Notes and references:
1 “Triumivate Guerrillas,” File No. 112, online at the United States National Archives.