Samples of Intelligence Reports by the Joe Perez Forces - Batangas History, Culture and Folklore

Samples of Intelligence Reports by the Joe Perez Forces

The Joe Perez’s Forces of the Batangas Military Army, which claimed to have been affiliated with the guerrilla organization of Bernard Anderson, was formed by one Conrado T. Limjoco, who was also the supposed commander of the half of this guerrilla organization that operated in Batangas from Calaca to Nasugbu. The organization, which operated out of the town of Lian, would collectively fail to gain official recognition by the United States Army, but as was the case in many other guerrilla outfits, some of its individual members did obtain recognition. In this page are transcriptions1 of samples of intelligence reports filed by the Joe Perez forces for use by military planners of the United States Army.
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HEADQUARTERS
JOE PEREZ GUERRILLAS

12 February 1945

Subject

TO
: Intelligence Reports

: Colonel James H. Farren
   (Thru Lt. Col. Monfort, GSC)

The following is the intelligence report for today Feb. 11, 1945.

1. The Japs, armed with rifles and grenades, were seen at the vicinity of Lian cemetery a distance of about 400 yards from the American garrison at the Hacienda building. They moved immediately southward towards Putingkahoy when seen by a guerrilla of our unit.

2. Beginning today, 25 Japs will be stationed permanently in Binubusan as a result of the short skirmish at 11 o’clock of Feb. 10 between the Japs and the guerrillas. They are armed only with rifles and grenades. Usually, the Japs, in groups of 25, 30, or 40 go to Binubusan during daytime to get food and [then] go back to Putingkahoy. The 25 Japs are occupying the houses of the following owners:

8 -------------------- Victor Magpantay
9 -------------------- Crispolo Marasigan
8 -------------------- Mateo Gonzaga

A Jap OP is located in a tall mango tree near the Binubusan Church.

(SGD) Major MAMERTO JONSON
Acting Commander

Distribution:

Col. James H. Farren 1
Capt. Watch Lian Garrison Commander 1
File 1

C E R T I F I C A T I O N

COMMONWEALTH OF THE PHILIPPINES
CITY OF MANILA

I hereby certify that I have compared the foregoing instrument with the signed carbon copy in the possession of Mr. Conrado T. Limjoco and that the same is a true and correct copy thereof.

In witness hereof, I signed these presents and affixed my official seal in the City of Manila, Philippines this 5th day of Sept. 1945.

[Sgd.] RAF L. ARCEGA
Notary Public
Until Dec. 31, 1946.

Not. Reg. No. 31
Page No. 8
Book No. 3 Series 1945






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HEADQUARTERS
JOE PEREZ FORCES

13 February 1945

SUBJECT

TO
: Intelligence Reports

: Colonel James H. Farren
   (Thru Lt. Col. Monfort, GSC)

1. Three patrols reported yesterday that 10 Japs, 3 armed with rifles and others with grenades, were fleeing towards Mt. Miyauan as a result of artillery fire. Our intelligence men captured two cooking utensils in a short skirmish at Humayigan, a sitio of Lian.

2. Another group of patrol received machine gun fire while proceeding along a route east of the school building at Prinza towards Putingkahoy.

(SGD) Major MAMERTO JONSON
Acting Commander

C E R T I F I C A T I O N

COMMONWEALTH OF THE PHILIPPINES
CITY OF MANILA

I hereby certify that I have compared the foregoing instrument with the signed carbon copy in the possession of Mr. Conrado T. Limjoco and that the same is a true and correct copy thereof.

In witness hereof, I signed these presents and affixed my official seal in the City of Manila, Philippines on this 5th day of Sept. 1945.

[Sgd.] RAF L. ARCEGA
Notary Public
Until Dec. 31, 1946

Not. Reg. No. 33
Page No. 8
Book No. III Series 1945






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HEADQUARTERS
JOE PEREZ GUERRILLAS

15 February 1945

SUBJECT
TO
: Intelligence Reports
: Lt.-Col. Guillermo Monfort, GSC

The following is the intelligence report for February 14, 1945.

1. Different patrols sent early this morning to Mt. Nasugbu, Mt. Tanug, Mt. Tigbalang and Mt. Miyuan confirmed that these areas are cleaned of Japanese.

2. While most of the Japanese, dislodged from positions at Putingkahoy retreated southward to Talisay, a barrio of Calatagan, two (2) intelligence men from Humaingan reported that 30 to 50 Japs were fleeing southeast toward Dilao, a barrio of Balayan.

(SGD) MAMERTO JONSON
Major Infantry
Acting Commander

C E R T I F I C A T I O N

COMMONWEALTH OF THE PHILIPPINES
CITY OF MANILA

I hereby certify that I have compared the foregoing instrument with the original carbon copy in the possession of Mr. Conrado T. Limjoco and that the same is a true and correct copy thereof.

In witness hereof, I signed these presents and affixed my official seal in the City of Manila, Philippines on this 5th day of Sept. 1945

[Sgd.] RAF L. ARCEGA
Notary Public
(Until Dec. 31, 1946.)

Not. Reg. No. 37
Page No. 9
Book No. III Series 1945






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HEADQUARTERS
FIL-AMERICAN FORCES
JOE PEREZ GUERRILLAS

22 February 1945

SUBJECT

TO
: INTELLIGENCE REPORT

: Lt. Col. Guillermo Monfort
   C.O. Rear Echelon

Intelligence Reports

DATE OF OBSERVATION STRENGTH, ARMS & EQUIPMENT  OF ENEMY LOCATION, DISPOSITION & ACTIVITY OF ENEMY
2:30 P.M. 21 Feb. '45 Strength-Around 70
Arms-Machine gun, 40 with rifles and others with grenades.
All are concentrated in the citrus plantation of the Calatagan Hacienda at Calumpang, a sitio of Barrio Viga, Calatagan.  These Japs came from Bungahan, a sitio north of Calumpang.

For Lt. Col. Conrado Limjoco

(SGD) MAMERTO JONSO
Major, Guer. Infantry
Acting Commander

COMMONWEALTH OF THE PHILIPPINES
CITY OF MANILA

I hereby certify that I have compared the foregoing instrument with the signed carbon copy in the possession of Mr. Conrado T. Limjoco and that the same is a true and correct copy thereof.

In witness hereof, I signed these presents and affixed my official seal in the City of Manila, Philippines on this 5th day of Sept. 1945.

[Sgd.] RAF L. ARCEGA
Notary Public
(Until Dec. 31, 1946.)

Not. Reg. No. 56
Page No. 13
Book No. III Series 1945






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Notes and references:
1 “Joe Perez Forces, Anderson’s Guerrillas,” File No. 101-15, online at the United States National Archives.

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