JOE PEREZ FORCES
: Report on GUERRILLA ACTIVITIES
: GHQ, USAFFE LUZON GUERRILLA FORCES
and move from place to place. Whenever possible, I did not allow this sort of thing. They made themselves too conspicuous to the public. It might incur a lot of unnecessary expense in the form of food or, and, transportation. I did the traveling instead, except when I found it necessary to do otherwise.
Zoilo Tan. The latter was particularly active. He reported the sinking of Jap boats around that section, the visits of some Mindoro guerrillas in Calatagan (sometimes they brought atabrine, once Prince Albert smoking tobacco); reported the stealing of metals and metal parts of ships by persons who brought them to Manila for sale. Then, the Mayor of Calatagan was one of those who undertook the sale of this metal in a big way.
possessed arms (they were forced to surrender up arms or the town would be massacred), [they said] they had to have them as protection against bandits and “bad people.” The Mayor of Lian backed our men so they were given their liberty.
they’d sigh in a hopeless sort of way, “When are they coming or are they every coming?”
Dr. Daniel Aban, Captain
Atty. Rafael L. Arcega, Captain & Legal Officer
Mrs. Salud Scarilla, Operative
Miss Florentina Reyes, Operative
Igmedio Melo, Operative
Ramon Limjoco, Lieutenant, Air Corps
Napoleon R. Malolos, Major
rounds .30 cal ammunition to the mountain of Cavite for the Cavite Guerrillas. I gave these to help them out. Unfortunately, the Japanese got wind of it. They discovered where these were hidden; the man keeping them was tortured by the Japanese. From then on, Dr. Aban was wanted by the Japanese.
Batangas to get military information. Igmedio Melo and Lt. Ramon Limjoco, Air Corps, P.A. helped them get all the necessary information. They stayed for a week. When they left, they were given ₱2,000 by Melo and R. Limjoco as they ran out of funds. We helped guerrillas regardless of the group they belonged to.
effect against the Japanese. We told our men and the people how desperate things must be getting if they could print such matters with the hope of making the Filipinos believe in them. In some cases, Filipinos develop a feeling of insult: what do they think we are, kids?
some reports to other units like Panay.
Lt. Col. Guerrilla
Notes and references:
1 “Joe Perez Forces, Anderson’s Guerrillas,” File No. 101-15, online at the United States National Archives.