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Affidavits Submitted by the Ambulong Unit with its Application for Recognition

The Ambulong Unit was a guerrilla organization operating out of the town of Tanauan and was affiliated with the President Quezon’s Own Guerrillas (PQOG), a large organization that operated in southern Luzon during the Japanese occupation and the liberation. It was purportedly commanded by one Amador Suarez. This unit failed to obtain official recognition from the United States Army but, as was the case with other units of the PQOG, had some of its members recognized because their names were included in the composite roster submitted to the US Army by the overall command of the PQOG. In this page are transcriptions1 of two affidavits submitted by the Ambulong Unit to the United States Army with its application for official recognition.
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REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
MUNICIPALITY OF CALAMBA
PROVINCE OF LAGUNA

A F F I D A V I T

I, PABLO T. MENDOZA, Major, Inf., Grla, PA, ASN-0-42096, resident of San Juan, Batangas, of legal age, married, after having been sworn to according to law depose and say:

1. That I was the Plans and Training Officer and later Executive Officer of the Santo Tomas Unit, PQOG, recognized by AFPAC on 1 March 1945.

2. That I know personally Major AMADO SUAREZ of the Ambulong Unit, PQOG.

3. That our unit was in constant contact with the Ambulong Unit through our intelligence officer.

4. That I knew the existence of the Ambulong Unit since the latter part of 1942 up to the coming of the 11th Airborne Division, USA, in the Batangas area.

5. That I know that the Ambulong Unit was attached to the 11th Airborne Division, USA, and later with the 1st Cavalry Division, USA.

FURTHER AFFIANT SAYETH NONE.

[Sgd.] PABLO T. MENDOZA
Major, Inf, Grla, PA
ASN-042096



SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 6th day of August 1946 at Tanauan, Batangas.

[Unreadable signature.]
Notary Public
Until Dec. 31, 1947

Doc No. 4;
Page 3;
Book I;
Series of 1946

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COMMONWEALTH OF THE PHILIPPINES
MUNICIPALITY OF TANAUAN
PROVINCE OF BATANGAS

A F F I D A V I T

I, PAULINO GALICIA, 39 years of age, married, Filipino, duly processed Officer of the Philippine Army, and given Army serial number 0-48137 at Camp Murphy, Rizal, after having been duly sworn in accordance with law, depose and say:

1. That I personally know Major AMADOR SUAREZ, C.O. of the Ambulong Unit, PQOG.

2. That I know of the existence of the Ambulong Unit which was organized my Major JULIO R. NARVAEZ in the latter part of 1942 and later commanded by Major AMADOR SUAREZ.

3. That we have been in close contact since 1942.

4. That Major JULIO R. NARVAEZ was responsible for the attachment of our unit with the 8th Cavalry, USA, while he was Adviser on guerrilla activities and In-Charge of Guerrilla Replacements of the 8th Cavalry, 1st Cav. Div. U.S.A.

5. That I know personally that elements of the Ambulong Unit, PQOG were attached to the 8th Cavalry as we met them in the front.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand on this affidavit at Tanauan, Batangas, this 19th day of August 1946.

[Sgd.] PAULINO GALICIA
Captain Inf. (Grla) 0-48137
(Affiant)

SUBSCRIBED and SWORN to before me this 16th day of August 1946 at Tanauan, Batangas.

[Unreadable signature.]
Notary Public
Until Dec. 31, 1947

Doc No. 3; Page 2;
Book I; Series of 1946.



Notes and references:
1 “Ambulong Unit, 57th Inf, 45th Div, I Corps, PQOG,” File No. 271-20, online at the United States National Archives.

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